Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Reflecting

So yesterday I wrote about trying to define my style. I tried to do those exercises and  it didn't work for me. I just love too many different styles. I change my mind frequently too which also makes it hard. I actually felt pretty bad yesterday that I couldn't do it and that my new little blog doesn't really have its own look or style. But then I started sewing yesterday (working on Luke's quilt and then the dress). As I sewed I started to feel better. I decided I am just going to keep making what I love (unless I figure out halfway though or at the end that I don't love it). So I will try to just make what I love and do what makes me happy crafting without worrying about styles or looks. And I will share what I have to share here.



Above was a project from yeterday that I loved doing with my kids with all my heart.  I saw the idea on facebook and it was either Family Fun or PBS parents.  It is a train tunnel that cars go over.  My kids love tape.  And I love crafts with tape when my kids have just had a bath and I don't want them to get dirty with markers, paint, or glue.  We used white out for the lines and white out dries really fast.  The kids loved playing with it together and  Luke loves saying that he made his own toy.


I am showing an old quilt  I made again because it has a lot of Kaffe Fassett fabric and goes along with this story.  On saturday morning I made a cutting mistake and needed more fabric from a store that is about a 35 minute drive.  My husband was going to the city anyway so I gave him a fabric scrap and asked him to buy the fabric.  This morning  we were talking about it and how the sales woman mentioned another fabric store that was closer.  My husband told me that he told the sales woman how I really like Kaffe Fassett.  And she replied that most stores don't have as much Kaffe Fassett as they do.  I was totally blown away that my husband know who Kaffe Fassett is and knows that I love him.  He told me of course he knows that because he has bought me a bunch of his books.  I actually don't have any recent Kaffe Fassett books from the past few years but I had been  trying to get all of them.  I just can't believe my husband remembers and that he pays attention to my quilting. Though he does usually show interest I didn't know he would remember.  It really made me very happy.  It also made me want some of his newer books so I just added some to my wish list.  I really wanted to tell someone that story but I don't know if my friends would get it.  So I am happy to have a place here to share it.  Thank you for reading.

4 comments:

Country Maison (Eva) said...

I think that is the right way to go, I believe that if you do something you love and you do it following your heart, you cannot go wrong. It might take longer to get where you want to get but you will get there the right way. Sorry for being so philosophical but that is how I feel about everything in life. . .
xEva

Cassie said...

I know what you mean, I am the same way, I am drawn to different colors and styles depending on my mood and often change my mind and want to try things I never thought I would. So I do the same thing and just make what I love and what makes me happy, I think it's a good way to go :) Labels are overrated!

Handmade by Hanki said...

I totally understand what you mean. Yes, even it doesn't look like that, husbands remembers more than we think! My husbands is very interested in my patchwork :) I am almost afraid to tell someone that we talk about fabric, patterns and my sewing...
And about the style, I am just like you! One day I like this, next month I like something that I didn't like 6 months ago. It is all about you! Make whatever you like and makes you happy! Thank you for visiting my blog!

Kelsey said...

Seriously this post make my heart skip a beat, what a sweet husband you have! I would have felt the exact same way and likely my friends wouldn't have got it either. It's nice that we have such a good blogging community that will always 'get it' :) p.s. I also love that quilt!