Wow, what a week it has been! I have really gotten into preparing for this trunk sale that I am having this Friday and Saturday. I kind of went overboard...over 60 items sewn...getting up at 5 to sew before everyone else in the house got up...sewing well into the night...not to mention laser focused 2 hour sewing marathons every day during nap time. I should be, or at least I would normally be, a frazzled, screaming nut case by now....but I'm not...I keep waiting for it to happen, and I do have the old familiar knot in my chest feeling every now and again but somehow I talk myself down...and carry on. I am even enjoying the being busy...I LOVE the clothes I have made...feel proud of what I have accomplished and even though the fear that no one will show up flits through my mind occasionally, I seem to have acquired a little patient wisdom somewhere along the line and the thought that follows the fear is always something along the lines of "well, if no one shows up then there are many other ways to sell your clothes...and they will sell " So readers, now that I have updated you all on the state of my mental health...apologies for too much info...I am off to finish some stuff up. Anybody local to the Salem, MA area who would like to come by Friday 7-9pm or Saturday 9am-1pm and take a look at my Spring line...drop me a line and I'll fill you in on the details :) Everyone else, wish me luck and next week I will be back to blogging more regularly...I've got a tutorial to share and a giveaway to...giveaway. Cheers!
this is what my kids see when they visit me in my workroom...Lee took this picture...April vacation for them this week which means that I have a bit more time than usual to sew...niiiice :)
today I am trying...reeeeeaaaallly hard to come up with some baby boy stuff...I get so distracted by all the bright, girly fabric that surrounds me...I can always find inspiration for a new dress...but I'm struggling to find my mojo when it comes to more masculine baby stuff...any suggestions?
So I'm back in the saddle ...sewing to fill my revamped Etsy store and for a little shopping event to be held April 30th (Mom's Night Out) and May 1st (Open House from 9-2) for my local customers. And despite my fears of being overwhelmed, it's not so bad...I think I am finally getting the hang of a couple of things that I should have learned years ago:
1. everything is a lot easier when broken down into small tasks
2. to not think about what I have to do while I am doing something else...compartmentalize...enjoy the cutting out of dresses while I am doing this...enjoy pushing Lily on the swing while I am doing that
3. everything has a way of working out, of coming together in the end...no matter how I feel...so why not choose to be happy, since being anxious doesn't affect the outcome?
And, I LOVE the stuff I'm making...I think I've got a good "look" going...a cohesive "Little Birds Fly" thang going on...I put the www.littlebirdsfly.etsy.com thingie up here...so take a look and let me know what you think...I'll be adding to the store almost every day...a new sundress style early next week that I am particularly proud of...hope you all have a great weekend!!!
Since we have had sooo much stress around here lately, we decided to keep Easter simple...church and then lunch...I didn't go all out on anything...food, Easter baskets or commitments...just kind of basic and good.....and it was the best Easter I can remember...hope you all had a lovely day!