Monday, April 25, 2016
Keeping It Simple?
My idea was to make pockets -- different sizes -- different shapes -- lots of frou-frou. The "frou" thoughts came from some of the pockets such as this one by Cottage Dreams. I love it, and those like it. I love the clusters of lace and trim and this and that.
My first pocket came about as a 'trial'. I didn't know what I was doing, but using some left over natural colored fabric I began the adventure. I had a charm pack of fabric that I had fallen in love with so I let it lead the way as I laid piece by piece on both pocket sides.
As I worked I realized that this pocket was not what I had imagined my pockets to be. This pocket was simple, natural, subdued and I liked it. But what happened to my desire for busyness with layer upon layer of ribbon and lace? As I began the second pocket I was still striving for "that look" - but once again it arrived as subdued and modest.
As I work on my fourth pocket I realize that the most important part of creating is to be me - to let go and follow my inner self. Trying to imitate never works, nor is it comfortable. So for now I'll follow my own heart and thoughts as I match fabric and trim and stitching -- and stay with quiet, soft and simple.
"I've learned that its not really about changing who you are, but realizing who you've always been - and then letting that flow into everything you think, say and do." possibilityoftoday.com