|Pierrot pondering - another fan of the onesie (image from Pinterest)|
So it’s time to stop focusing on the detail. Well, stop focusing quite as much - I actually quite like the detail too - and start focusing more on the things that inspire me and capturing those images/thoughts/words etc. These are actually quite numerous but I then get myself into a “I don’t know how to translate what I see into what I make” quagmire and don’t push through it. I’m slightly hampered by only having my Blackberry camera which is quite good but not great. Dear Santa, please bring me a camera for Christmas (or vouchers towards a camera). And maybe an embroidery foot for Bobby if I’ve been really good this year. I’ve already bought the pin boards for my craft room and as a consummate hoarder already have plenty of things to pin up to inspire me as Bobby and I are sewing away.
Early to be making them but a New Year’s Resolution is to start pushing past the pattern. Pardon the alliteration, but I really think this helps. I should probably also not confess that what got me thinking was packing pyjamas for a trip to see my brother this weekend. I decided on the marvellous space saving onesie that I bought recently to much derision from the OH who described my attempts at demonstrating its chicness (it really isn’t) and general practical loveliness as akin to a demented convict mime. Rude. If the floor hadn’t been covered in fugitive stuff from the soon-to-be craft room (picture of current devastation above) he’d have been sleeping on it. I would also add that the onesie doesn’t have feet - I love a onesie but am not trapped in some kind of crazy infantile regression-style breakdown where I don’t know where the edges are between my adult life and “inner child”. Or something. Anyway, it got chilly last time so making a playsuit was impractical. Come spring, perhaps that’s the sewing project to kick off with. Let’s get through Christmas first people, let’s get through Christmas.
|This was a cupboard - currently a crime scene - soon to be a craft room (I hope)|