Thursday, May 18, 2006

What Do I Do All Day?

Lately I have been so inspired by all of the wonderful crafting blogs out there! There are so many talented people who are sharing their works and their vision through their blogs. Two of my current favorites are Amy over at angry chicken andHillary at Wee Wonderfuls. These ladies are not only talented and inspiring, they also work in all sorts of mediums. They both try all kinds of different things. 
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The only downside to all of this great motivation is that my own projects have been all over the map. Pictured left is a set of bed linens I just finished embroidering for my daughter. Embroidery was my first love and my favorite handicraft until knitting came along and usurped it's position. It's fun to go back to it from time to time.

I have just cast on my Two At Once, Toe-Up Sock Pattern from KnitPicks to be my "Solitude Trip" project. Right now I feel like I'm wrestling with an octopus every time that I pick this one up, but I an determined to persevere!

I also just finished a commissioned sewing project of childrens' bedroom curtains for some friends of ours. I rarely do work for other people, because of the fact that what I may think is cute or interesting has to hang in their house and they may not agree with my tastes. I also find that when creating starts to feel like "work", I really loose my motivation. Almost every time, I find myself in those last stages of the project muttering to myself about "what I was thinking when I said yes" and how "I will never do this again". Invariably though, someone will come to me and say "You make stuff, right? Could you ......" and I say "Of course, no problem!" sealing my fate once again!


Erin said...

What lovely embroidery! You are quite talented, my dear.

I've seen that sock pattern on Knit Picks but haven't tried it yet. I guess I'm just too in love with my dpns. :) What yarn are you using for them?

impromptu-mom said...

Thanks for the compliment! I ought to be at least a little good. I've been doing it for a long time, lol!

I'm doing them in KnitPicks "Simple Stripes" but I picked up some of their "Parade" in a few colors also. They are both on sale and I wanted some self striping yarn to play around with, that I wouldn't be worried about messing up, lol.

Happy Housewife said...

Peanut is lucky to be able to wear clothes her mom stitched and embroidered and knitted for her. My mom did that for me and I still remember that fondly. Not every child will have that privilege - like mine, for instance.

So i-Mom, please make sure you appreciate yourself for your talent and that you use it to make yourself and those around you happy! It is your gift.

Joanne said...

Oh, these are so beautiful! I must work on my embroidery skills.