Do you have one, or more, of those people in your lives that like to challenge your creativity capability? Of course we all have friends that are our biggest fans and think the things we make are the best because, well, they have to lol, but I’m not talking about them…I’m talking about an acquaintance or customer that gently pushes you to try projects that you wouldn’t normally think of doing on your own!
Barb is my person that likes to kick me out of my comfort zone, gently but firmly lol! She is a Professional Photographer so obviously a very creative person in a way I can’t even imagine! Her set designs are always amazing and I’m always left wondering how she comes up with the concepts!
I’ll be honest, between you and me, whenever I see that she’s messaged me, I instinctively break out into a cold sweat and hesitate actually reading the message for just a second! I know she’s probably going to ask me to make something….but what?!? Then I dive in and read her request and 99% of the time agree to make whatever it is that she needs! She has a confidence in me that I certainly don’t have in myself but by the time we’re done talking about what she needs, I “almost” believe I can do it lol!
Her latest request was to make some Graduation stoles and as soon as I googled what the heck that was, I agreed thinking this was a fairly easy request! I did warn her that I wouldn’t be able to make it in the customary silk you see them in and she was more than ok with that as silk isn’t always the easiest to photograph! Kona Cottons served my needs perfectly, and since there’s such a wide variety of colours, I knew I could find the exact colours she wanted!
I *might* have previously mentioned that I’m not one to come up with my own pattern but I was pretty sure I could figure this one out and I did just that… eventually lol! It took some thought on how to get the 2 colours together and even more thought and a couple of trials to get the right “v” shape but once that was worked out, the actual sewing was a cinch!
This is one of the stoles I made in “action” and I think it looks great!
What is something that you’ve been challenged to create? Was it a success? I’d love to hear all about it!
Have a great week and Happy Sewing!