Everyone wishes they could see into the future but some people actually can – my son and daughter-in-law for instance. They bought a new home about a year ago and instantly saw the home of their dreams hiding behind a quirky decorating nightmare. It took a lot of hard work but they knew the direction they were going and they made it their mission to get there. There reward is a beautiful, contemporary home that they love.
My purse making has taken a surprising turn in the last month or two. Up until now, I have always started a project by choosing a style of purse I want to make and then finding fabric that suits the style. I have been given a stash of fabric samples from a furniture store – each one more beautiful than the next. They have turned my creative process up side down. The pieces of fabric are heavier than my usual ones. They are also smaller – none larger than 17 x 23. Some of the patterns are too large to fit on a purse. Some of the pieces are more about texture than pattern. Suddenly, I must make the design fit the fabric. I have to look at the fabric and see the finished product.
I don’t think I can go wrong with the fabric. Every project seems special. The fabric is so much more colorful and luxurious than the wool or the summer patterns that I have been using. I have started using leather handles rescued from thrift-store purses too. The combination is a winner. I think I can see the future of my little sewing business and it is filled with dozens of unique fabrics just waiting to transformed into …….whatever it is they want to be.