The ‘dreaming up’ stage of the creative process is my favorite part. I love nothing more than standing in front of my fabric shelves, looking at the yards and yards of gloriousness I’ve collected, browsing through Goodwill-bound clothing I’ve acquired and fabulous XXL shirts and sweaters I’ve bought on the cheap, thinking of what the piles of raw material Could Be.
Alas, right now I feel like my moments to craft are limited to brief snippets in between feeding and maintaining and filling etsy orders, and well, surviving. Curving out a chunk of time to sift through my fabrics and dream, and then actually create something based on those plans, seems a little unattainable right now.
Which brings me to my question of the hour- For this season, do I stick to tried and true (or, at the very least, my To Make List) creations for Little Miss Piper? Or do I continue to prioritize the creative process?
I have a feeling that the answer is somewhere in between- perhaps sewing with a type of fabric I’ve never tried before, or having a couple of projects going concurrently… Or maybe the solution is “wait.” I feel like there are many aspects of life that are put on hold with the addition of newborn baby, just for a season, that come back later in full force. So perhaps I just wait until then?
What do you think, y’all?
And in the meantime, just to inspire you a bit, my To Make List of itsy bitsy girly fabulousness:
This biased skirt at no big dill… isn’t it beautiful? I feel like I might need one in my size as well!
The Warhol dress at Made… I especially love that it’s made out of a tshirt- soft and snuggly and perfect for a newborn baby!
A J Crew-y ruffle dress… again with the snuggle-y factor. Piper Jane needs one of her very own!
The Itty Bitty Dress at Made by Rae… fabulous!