I have always LOVED fabric and color. So much fun discovering, designing, and sewing these unique pieces. My canvas is my white wool living room carpet on which I place several fabric/color/logo combos and let them ‘cure’ until the design muse shows up and points out just the right design!
During the years as a mom, wife, counselor, yoga instructor (way before it was a thing), and recently a full time non-profit volunteer, I always had this yearning in the back of my mind to do something creative with fabric.
And I did so, in fits and starts, making curtains for our house, pillows, decorating for Christmas with unusual materials and colors, all the while lingered this one oddly throbbing idea–to make scarves from vintage tees and up cycled fabric in all sorts of funky and fun combinations. I could see them in my minds’ eye.
Then one day, just last year, there was a break in the plethora of responsibilities and causes. The sky opened and I found myself standing in a clear sunny wide-open space. I went for it. Like a bee to honey, or is it a bee to a flower? or is it I made a bee-line for it? Regardless…..
Here I will say the same thing everyone else says who gives their all to their handmade items: “Every bit of it has been fun, creative, inspiring, frustrating, and huge learning curve so far.”
One thing is for sure, this has certainly created welcome new grooves in my brain, while still satisfying my cause-oriented nature.
Repurposing, Eco-fabric Designs.
My greatest joy though is laying the cut pieces out on my new white living room area carpet. (Yes, I have a WHITE carpet now. Can you believe it? Now that I’m finally child and pet free. I leave the pieces there to “cure” for a couple of days. I walk around them and around them, feeling into what is just the right combo of funk and a touch of sophistication, making sure they are not too cutesy, not to crafty, until the inspiration muse appears and mixes the perfect design of logos with colors, and I go:
“Oh right. I see it now.That goes with that, not that with THAT.”
And Voila.,. Waiting For Harry happens!
Even though I know it’s a cliche, I hope you enjoy them as much I enjoy making them.