It has been so very long since I have been here last. Amazing that we are fast approaching the month of June already!! Last year I was busy blogging, last year I was still the owner of a fabric shop! Quite honestly, I have come to the conclusion that I cannot just do one thing for too long. Possibly, I am a true renaissance woman. One day something crabs a hold of me and I have to, just have to, either teach myself (if I do not know how to do said something yet) or I have to follow this idea until it all becomes reality and/or I mastered a new something. It has been that way with painting and drawing first.
Painting was my first career, my first professional life. Long years of painting every day, creating beautiful art for Pixar.. It was lovely but I itched for something else.. Burned out on painting? Just a wheee bit.
Next I taught myself how to sew (everyone and their aunt thought I had lost my marbles!). What, exchange a super fine career for home sewn clothing??? Why not get another job in the same field with your super pedigree from Pixar? Yeah well, the itching for something else became bigger.
So sewing it was.
Btw. if you're thinking about picking up sewing my biggest advice is: Do not start out with a cheap sewing machine or you may think you blow at sewing when in fact it is the dumb machines fault. Trust me! Save up and buy the good thing.
Ok, so the sewing got me into fabric and there a shop was born.
Next I got into fabric and designing fabric (thank you Spoonflower!). I am still in love with the idea but nothing has really, really got me going in the design department but thankfully Spoonflower is not going anywere!
And on the way of some of these adventures, I really got into changing our suburban home into a mini farm. Several years later (one makes a mistake and has to wait until the next growing season!), I am getting better growing plants and our front yard is totally edible. Chickens are arriving this Summer and we are even thinking of adding goats and rabbits.
Needle felting has started to bloom in my mind when I went to my first fabric expo and there was a woman felting away. Years later I am picking it up and now it is currently me newest obsession.
Look, that dog of ours is totally NOT into my needle felted creations. The cats however have been know to knock them off the shelve and have some fun attacking them ARGH!!
In fact my husband is urging me to open a shop on etsy and to start selling my new friends... I guess it has become too expensive! Another shop? Stay tuned on that one.
If I should happen to fall in love with another project(s) that shop might look like it has serious identity issues. Hey wait! Renaissance woman! So handwoven willow baskets are totally going to fit in there some were. Right?! Schizophrenia of the arts haha!!