You are not going to believe me but guess who finally managed to clear more than just a path through her studio.
It felt so good to wake up this morning with ideas about my first project already dancing in my head.
I signed up for Heather Rowley's dress swap. I woke up with an idea that made me so excited I could hardly wait to start at it. More on the idea later. But first, the dresses...
The idea was to use the images from vintage dress patterns as the template for the dresses. I resized the images, sometimes distorting them a little since the format was about 4" by 6". Even if the distortion looked strange on the dress pattern picture, it was fine for the cut out.
I added buttons and collars and sleeves and aprons, etc. My favorite of all of them is the one with the sparkly tulle overskirt. It turned out especially yummy.
Now Heather will make a garland of 5 dresses that others have made and send it back to me. Isn't that fun?!
This project really revved up my creativity. And that's a good thing because I have a lot of making to do between now and Silver Bella. I wish I could turn back time to earlier this summer when it seemed like something far off in the distance. Do I work well under pressure? We'll see.