Working On…

And here’s the first in progress post of the year.  I did say there would be more…

I’ve been having a beast of a time getting started on anything. since the beginning of the year. Getting started is always a challenge for me.  I get on fine when I’m in the middle of it but starting…  I seem to need to take a deep breath first.  It’s been harder these past two weeks though.  Possibly because all the projects I have in mind are going to require a lot of energy.

It was one of those days where I just couldn’t muster the courage to jump into my first project (a Sewaholic Granville shirt) that I turned to Instagram.  I got the firm kick in the butt that I was asking for, traced, and muslined the pattern. Link because Instagram still refuses to send my pictures to my Flickr account and the embed feature isn’t cooperating. And then, I waited for my fabric from Spoonflower…  Which showed up two days ago.

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It’s still wrinkly because I haven’t washed it yet (4th floor to basement, remember?) The yellow one is cotton poplin (for something for V I think) and the grey is cotton lawn (for my shirt). It doesn’t look like much, I know.  I used a blurry macro picture of a flower.  The yellow is the original picture. I tried to make it big enough to fill the width of the fabric. Then I added the mirror option in Spoonflower. That way, I could get continuous yardage rather than panels. The fabric color is a little off compared to the picture.  I swear I can’t see any green in my original picture!

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Huh.  Maybe just a teeny tiny bit in the upper right corner. But not to the extent that I see in the fabric. I did order a sample to preview the fabric but I couldn’t choose from which part of the fabric I got it so I didn’t see the green. The details of the picture are less visible too, no?  Which is ultimately okay because my plan was to just have a fabric that has seemingly random color variations.

The grey turned out perfectly though! It’s the same picture but I messed around with the colorize function in Gimp and turned it this pretty purplish grey.  I can’t wait to see how it works out!

And you know what happened while I was waiting for my fabric? Project Run & Play revealed the themes for the next season.  I’m so happy that they’re back to the original format.  I have an ambitious plan, especially for the Cos Play week, and I don’t have the time for fear.  I’m going to be requesting more butt kicking!

Creative mommy at home to two wonderful little girls, trying to juggle family, sewing, exercise, family, knitting, photography, and did I mention family?

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