I lead a very busy life. As you probably can tell:) Most of my day-to-day life centers around feeding, clothing, playing with, disciplining, driving around and loving my 3 chickies. I also eat occasionally in there, too, and see my husband here and there between his many jobs.
By the time night time rolls around, I am chomping at the bit to selfishly...and necessarily have some me time.
That may look like reading a book, flipping through a magazine, looking up things on the internet or my favorite thing: doing some sort of craft!
During the summertime I didn't feel much like crafting but as soon as there was a hint of fall in the air: crisper air, cooler nights, the thought of apple-picking and warm soups for dinner, suddenly my desire to craft came flooding back!
I am all set to start hand-quilting my quilt which I am thrilled (and nervous) about, and I have also had some small projects waiting in the wings until I work up my nerve to hopefully not butcher my beautiful quilt.
I decided to dust off a few of these projects and be a little more productive with my me-time in the evenings! This weekend I worked on these:
I really enjoyed making them, even if they didn't fit in the end;) So I made a couple more pairs...that fit my little princepessa!
She got a pretty purple pair ~ made out of fabric scraps from a purse I made for her Grandma! I love that they are reversible so it's like getting 4 new pairs of shoes:)
And a pink pair which she wore today (same fabrics as the ribbon pair)! They are a little big but I am glad because she can wear them longer;) Doesn't she have the cutest legs? Sorry, digressing...
I am such a perfectionist and most of the time when I finish my projects, I experience a lot of disatisfaction along side my happiness. It's very strange actually!
I can never seem to make anything perfect even though I try so hard. If you could see my projects close up, you would agree: uneven stitching or mismatched seams, etc. I really want to learn, through practice, how to make these things more professional looking, in the hopes of possibly eventually selling them.
For now, I am so happy to be able to create something useful and pretty out of my little scraps of fabric and misellaneous crafting supplies I have lying around. It really refreshes me and inspires me.
And I need that inspiration if I'm ever going to work through my very long future projects list!