All last week I was looking forward to Saturday because I had nothing planned. No baseball, no soccer, no dance, no kid activities whatsoever. There was no excuse to keep me from making something. Anything.
I tried, but it wasn’t happening. I pulled out my big basket of scraps, looked at them for a bit, then put them away and took a nap. I never pulled them out again.
I went to bed Saturday night feeling frustrated that I didn’t use my time how I wanted.
Sunday was much of the same, but it was the chores that I didn’t do on Saturday that got in the way.
All this got me thinking about priority and how I really haven’t made making much of a priority these last few years. Sure, I still make stuff, but only when I’m able to squeeze it in. This arrangement has worked for a while, but I’m ready to make my creativity a priority. A totally selfish creative indulgent priority.
On Labor Day I had a few minutes to play with fabric which resulted in some textile oysters. That was so much fun! This is the kind of making I miss. Playing. No agenda other than to see what happens.
For the next 30 days I am committing to playing with fabric everyday for at least 15 minutes. I hope it ends up being longer than 15 minutes, but I know that on busy days 15 minutes is realistic. Every day, y’all!
I’m challenging myself to get my creative juices flowing, and just PLAY. My plan is to use my basket of scraps. Some days I may mindlessly sew pieces together, or I may have a specific end result in mind. It doesn’t really matter. The point is to just DO IT.
I’m excited to see where this leads. I’ll be sharing what I make every day on Instagram (#dailyfabricplay) with a weekly(ish) recap here on the blog.
Okay, here I go!!
(and I'm going to pretend like it hasn't been 8 months since I last posted here ;-))