I am very excited to show you these pictures, even though they don't speak much (yet) to the final design. But I have been itching to use these materials together for quite some time. I think you will like the results.
Isn't that linen incredibly beautiful? I told you so.
I am currently working on a small run of pillows, with sashiko top stitching. Either buckwheat or kapok stuffing, as I haven't decided yet which I prefer. Does anyone have feedback they'd like to share on this? I am all ears.
Things have been slow moving, recently. They come in spits and bursts. For two weeks I was churning, working, piecing, sewing, photographing - these last two, illnesses aside, I have been dragging. I have so much excitement, and so many ideas. But honestly, at 5pm, I am often very tired. I let cooking take too long. I go to bed early. These are not complaints as much as confessions. I want to make, I want to makemakemake all the time. But I am not always a great self-motivator. And if I want what I want, if I have so many ideas and daydreams, this needs to change. Self-motivation is key.
I have a little personal mantra, "Always be working on your work." I have a piece in the works about this, too. Call me a compulsive multi-tasker.
Life is short, my friends. We must not wait, we must do what we love and love what we do.
(See! Ta-da. Self-motivation.)