Sewing has taken up much of my time lately. Little projects that I’ve had floating in my mind are coming to reality the more I practice with my machine. A while ago I had the idea to make a bigger crochet hook organizer since the one I had couldn’t hold my bigger hooks. Plus it did not have a place for my needles, threaders, and stitch markers. Now that my skills are growing I was finally able to make what I had envisioned!
It even has room to grow as I am far from owning ever hook size out there. I would have, once upon a time, just bought something like this at the craft store. I guess the fact I could never find one to fit my needs was a blessing as now I have one that is totally me and much more functional. If anyone is interested in my measurements, let me know.
As part of my on-going attempt at making a creative work space I completed two other ‘renovations’ to my office. I seized an organizer that Andrew once used for his electronics and spray painted it so it fit more in line with the mood I’m trying to set on my side of the office. Now I have a place for all my little odds and ends: paper findings, punch outs, cording, rhinestones, patches, tags, ect.
And I was tired of the ugly brown cork board I have hanging just to the right of my computer. I’ve had that thing for years but never once thought to change it’s appearance. I took some spray paint to it as well and completely changed the feel of it.
I added some lace to the boarder for a more romantic touch:
The word that has been on my mind as of late is ‘design’. I want to do more of it. I keep finding myself pulled back into design’s arms but I can’t seem to hear what it is whispering in my ear. I do not know where to take my desire for design just yet. I go back and forth between fabric pattern, paper pattern, and web design. I do not know where I would shine best. All of them seem daunting but the word keep circling up there in my brain.
On a weirdly related note, owls are in this season! This makes me extremely happy cause I have a love for them I associate with my mom. The connection is that my desire to get more into design led my to sketching in a sketchbook more often, which in turn had me drawing cute little owls when I couldn’t think of anything. I want to get more into drawing so I can strengthen my design eye. I went owl drawing crazy. They’re just so much fun to make! I think I should do something with these guys but I am not sure what yet.
Hopefully soon I’ll have some owl drawing related projects in the works. I am also working on some custom greeting card ideas that I hope to share real soon on here. Up next I want to take a little time to talk about the concept ‘Being Green’ and how/what I recycle for use in my projects. Stay Tuned!