Over the past few weeks I have found my “creative time” gradually eroded. Elliott has dropped his afternoon naps. So there goes an 1-2 hours each afternoon when I used to be able to escape to my summer house for my regular sewing fix. (Yikes! that’s 7-14 hours each week!). He is waking at the crack of dawn now as the sun is rising earlier and the dawn chorus is reaching epic proportions. He is pretty relentless from the moment he wakes to the moment he eventually goes to sleep. By which time I am too exhausted to go out to the summer house and even contemplate sewing. Sigh…So I am contenting myself with short bursts of crafting when I can squeeze it in…namely exploring leather and suede as a crafting material…
You may have already caught my first post for an easy peasy DIY gadget case. These are the trousers I thrifted for £1 along with some leather and “pleather” scraps for 50p from a local craft jumble in aid of the local Air Ambulance…..
This is the scene of
devestation free flow creativity on my sewing table. Jewelry and leather scraps, poppers, eyelets, notions, tools (yep that is a hammer you see before you. A great stress buster!)….
I’m having fun just playing with ideas….
and learning how to mystery braid…
The execution of this idea is a wee bit shoddy (eep! look at that wobbly edge!) and definately needs refining, but I’m really liking the basic concept….
Oh, and I’ve cracked open my sketch book, for a very good reason. I have a rather ambitious but exciting goal in mind, that I’m not quite ready to share yet. It involves an ambition that was thwarted back in my college days, but that I feel I am ready to revisit at this point in my life. Something that could completely change the course that I thought my life was on…
Do you have any long held ambitions that you haven’t yet achieved but would still like to try? Have you in fact achieved something that you would never have imagined a few years ago? I’d love to hear some of your stories.