Friday, 4 November 2011

Getting up to date & trying to get back my creative mojo!

I have just logged in and found that my last blog post was in March, so if there is anyone still reading I apologise and thank you for sticking around!  The last few months have been quite hectic here what with one thing and another, time has slipped away, fast! I did go back to work briefly but unfortunately that did not work out as planned so I have been trying to get back my creativity, but that was harder than I had thought.  When you break your day to day routine, you just assume that you can go straight back to it, however, that did not happen.  For a while I sat at my sewing machine and thought that inspiration would strike, but alas it never came and the more that I thought about it the worse it became.

Eventually I thought that maybe I needed to explore different textile crafts and have been playing around with patchwork and art dolls.  The patchwork is ideal for those nights sat in front of the tv and also is useful for using up all those scraps of fabric that you do not want to part with as they will come in useful!

On finding this book in the library, I knew that I also knew that I had to give these a go as they looked beautiful,

I was inspired to make this one of my own.  I really enjoyed making the skirt as it combined fashion and textile art. 

Anyway that is what I have been up to, so time to cut out more squares for patchwork, although I think I may get a little adventurous and try some hexagons!

Hope you are all well and thank you for reading! x


A Time for Stitching said...

Good to see you back! I hope your mojo returns to it's peak soon. I think you're doing the right thing in having a go at different crafts. It might turn out that one small part of a new process appeals to you more than the rest and you find your 'new' favourite thing.
Teresa x

Elissa - said...

Hi Teresa yes it is good to be back and getting creative again. Elissa x