Winter, for me, is gathering time. I hoard ideas like a
magpie and winter is the perfect season to dig for more treasure. My collection
of British magazines are so thumbed through they are tattered, bent, and ragged
edged. My sketchbook is burgeoning with a page-a-day project I’ve been
mustering up the discipline to do. Thirty-four days into 2014 and I have 34
pages filled with drawing, doodles, and notes. There are always notes.
As mentioned before, Pinterest is my addiction. I’m
unashamed. I’m actually proud! Oh if Pinterest had existed when I was a
teenager I could have wiled away the hours gathering project ideas, creating
outfits, and ushering characters into my stories from the fantastic artistic
talents of people far more gifted with pen and ink than I.
Here are just a couple of the project ideas I’ve
woolgathered. They are on my list o’ things to do this year. If you find the
time to dabble, drop me a line! I’d love to see what you’ve made.
Applique and iron-on transfers are some of my favorite art forms to play with. Tea towels are SO easy to make using appliqued fabric forms (either cut out free hand or the designs from the fabric cut out to make patches) and/or images printed out on iron-on transfer paper. If you're so inclined, you can also screenprint images onto the tea towels. That's another project for me to dabble in...when I have the room!
If I was one to squee over cute, I would definitely do so over these. I've made some fabric tea bags filled with stuffing, but not any stuffed with lavender. Ahhh, what a fragrant way to spend an evening!
Got any creative plans for this year, lovelies? Any projects up your sleeves? Do you like to browse the interwebs and procure plans to stash away in wooden treasure chests for a rainy day? Do tell...