I have a bit of [REALLY BIG] news I've been holding back... I still can't spill ALL the beans yet, but I'm able to start dropping a few little hints :)
Obviously it involves sewing. It's a collaboration of sorts..
A special _______. A beautiful _____. With _____ and _____ and ______.
I know, I haven't said anything at all have I?
Well let me say this,
I could have never imagined, when I first began sewing, all the adventures my craft would take me on. All the doors it would open. All the ideas it would inspire.
My mother was a sewer and her mother before her, as well as many of my aunts. It is one of the few constants in my life.
For as long as I can remember, I've always had love, the support of my family and the ability to make things (especially from fabric).
Sewing has forever been an outlet me. A tool for self expression.
Throughout grade school I prided myself on buying clothes from the thrift-store and altering them with my mom's (now vintage) Bernina. I loved having things to wear that no one else had (even though some of those things were ridiculous)! My ability to sew gave me choices. I had the power to take something and make it something else. It was liberating.
Then, about 6 years ago, after my mom and I opened our fabric shop, I really began to grow in my craft. I started using patterns and devouring their lessons. However, I couldn't resist the urge to alter things a little. I don't know when it happened, but I decided to try drafting my own patterns. I used large sheets of craft paper taped together and even sheets of newspaper. I started making my own designs from beginning to end. No more altering what already was or using a pattern for a guide. I just did my own thing. And my own "thing" was surprisingly wearable. It was thrilling!
Now, sewing has liberated me in a whole new way, and while my machine hasn't seen a lot of action over the past few months...
(It's mostly sat, right here, rather quietly, waiting...)
my creative attention has been directed elsewhere. I've found another outlet.
Instead of my machine and sheers, I've had other tools close at hand. Tools I've held before, but never used in this way. Again I find myself devouring their lessons and enjoying them equally!
It's so hard not to say more! I want to share the "news" with you right now!!! But perhaps you can guess what I'm up to?!!
I will share other bits and pieces throughout the month, with a full reveal in March!
Hope you're excited. I know I am!