So maybe you wonder if creativity really did do its trick after the last inspiration post? Oh yep, it sure did!
I pulled out some fabrics and cut some here and there and attached some buttons and lace.
A couple easter dresses for the store!
I used some fabric with my designs from Spoonflower. Rarely do I ever order fabric from there but now that things ahve taken off with the blanket sales, I splurged on a couple yards for fun projects! I might find a good project to put for sale as "made to order", but so far I've been using random snaps and old vintage lace. Hard to replicate anything when I do that..
When I sew, I never use patterns or plan the exact outcome before I dive in.. That means the outcome sometimes isn't at all what I had sort of envisioned or hoped for, but then sometimes it really works out!
And when I work with pretty fabrics in fun colors, vintage lace and all sort of ideas, and cute models to pose with the end result... The whole process is fun!
I've been making more new designs for Spoonflower for future projects. Some designs are centered around their contest of the week, but lately I've just had many ideas that finally took form & worked out.
Here's a collage of random designs from random new collections...
Also I had two fun new "projects" to do!
I was contacted by a fellow Etsy Shop owner who liked my shop banner, and wanted me to make her a new one! Of course - how fun!
I made the banner, avatar & custom listing design and luckily, she was pleased with the results!
Sometimes when you don't know a person or their style, it's hard to know what type design would appeal to them. I ask if the person wanting a design likes bold or earth tone colors, modern or plain, sweet or funky.
Apparently the designs I did for Lil Cleo were a hit, because a few days later I got another request from someone who had seen her banner & wanted one too!
This time, I was asked to work with more milder earth tones, not the bold ones I had used earlier.
It was fun to come up with many different versions & then she chose what she liked.
When designing & creating, I never take offense. I often ask for other people's opinion & input, and would love to hear "maybe tweak this" or "change it all!" rather than "it all looks fine". Often when you've stared too long at something you made, you become blind to it. It's hard to see if it's really working out. A good advice is to step away from the computer and view the design from a distance, or even to wait a while or a couple days before viewing it again. Then you have a fresh mind & can see what needs to be changed.
Yesterday I sent out the orders from the psiadoreyou sale! Exciting & a bit nervous - - I always want people to like what they buy from me of course, but what if they don't?? Aarghh I worry too much.
I have a pile of ides for all the fabric left from ordering the swaddle blankets. My hands & mind are itching to get started! Hopefully it will all work out & not end up in the scrap pile!
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