I had something else in mind for today's post, but after I read Pam's thoughts yesterday, I wanted to talk about that. She wrote about making items based on what you already have rather than looking for something, that you would like to create from. I think she meant mostly preparing fabrics and designs beforehand, but it got me thinking the whole way I create.
I create one-of-a-kind of pieces. That said I still base my creations to a few designs like cellphone cozies, pouches and couple of different shaped bags. Then there are tweed pouches, they're sized depending the zipper length. So I could make my work more organized, definitely.
My lining and pockets are made of reused fabrics only. I hardly ever buy fabric as new. I feel that it makes my items even more special but it also slows the process as I need find just right sized piece of fabric. Or is it me just being "too creative" and not wanting to make for example five cellphone cozies one after the other? How hard would it have linings and buttons ready when I start knitting? Would I then need to base my needle felted decorations to my lining colors and not other way round (as I now do)?
How do you make your creating more quick, effective and easy? I am really interested in this matter as I really love what I do, but I definitely think that there are million ways to make my creative process better. I know your way might not be just the right for me, but there are many things you just do without realizing why before someone tells you. And I know it's hard to go and say hey, you could or should make this or that - but if one asks for advise? Bring it on, friends!
Thank you Pam, for making me think!