Do you ever need to make something but you're not sure how you want it to be?
I am in that design pickle more often than not; although ideas flow through my head constantly, they don't always pertain to what is needed at that precise moment.
That's how it's been for me for a few weeks... I needed to get started on the invitations for my annual Christmas Sale but no idea of what to do - and I like them to be different every year.
I read somewhere a long time ago that suggested if you have a problem to solve, you should just forget about it rather than stewing - your brain will whirr away, then it will come to you and you'll say "Aha!"...
Uh-huh.... I'd been waiting two whole weeks and not a single image, thought, word, design or anything at all had come to mind.
Well, last night it worked. Or should I say, in the wee small hours of today.
I had an idea last night and made templates, gathered fabric and thread and went to bed thinking I could finally make a start today.
Woke up this morning with the uneasy feeling that something was wrong and realized what I was thinking of doing wasn't what I wanted at all - I had hearts and cute fabric but what I wanted was more ragged and sparkly, and not another heart!
And in a split second, what you see above is what popped in to my head.
Out of bed, into my sewing room and in no time at all, this was what I came up with.
I love it!
All I need to do now is print out the details, pretty it up, and glue it to the back.
I love "Wish" for the word.
My sale is all about wishes...
I wish everyone will have a good time
I wish that I will have enough things for the number of people that come
I wish they all find something they adore
They wish they will find something they adore and no one else has beat them to it...
One big Wish List
Wishing for a divine design idea does seem to pay off, but only if you're patient!
And if any of you know of a source for light blueish-grey seam binding, please let me know. What you see above is all I have and if I can't get any more, I guess it's back to waiting for another brainwave... patiently of course!