Tuesday, November 2, 2010
...that spark of creativity.
today I amused myself with a photo project. I wanted to show you, two of my lastest little projects.
I just happened to have the perfect fabric in my stash too...both my intended recipients for this awesome little idea are age 2, and like most toddlers, the same approximate age, are interested in the same t.v./ book/movie characters.
I cut all the pieces out one evening ...no pattern...just a fairly sure idea as to size and handle length, pockets, and so on. While I was planning them out, I felt sure I should add some pockets, especially for coloring supplies..either for the new, twistable crayons (these are fabulous by the way, no more broken crayons etc) or washable markers. Crayola has my vote for great selections, in above mentioned items.
I also knew they had to have 1 or 2 kidsize deep pockets, for all those important, can't leave home without, emergency items like fruit bars, cheesy penguins,maybe a pullup, and a couple of wipes for messy fingers.
The following day, I sewed these darlings up (adding a last minute D ring, to the outside of each bag, for clipping on some other toddler necessity.)
Upon completion, I found I had just enough scraps to create a good-sized zip bag,( to clip onto the marvelous D ring,) that could hold whatever amazing, interesting, and priceless found object encountered on any given day.
Today, as I was setting up the photo shoot of these little bags, I couldn't help but look at them in admiration of my own creative genius. C'mon you know you do it, I know you do, that happiness one feels when you tap into that spark of creativity, and plough ahead as if possessed, until upon completion....no matter how large or small, difficult or simple..there it is ...done!! and you feel thankful that you have been blessed with this need to create...and there is the pride of accomplishment.
Well, several days later, I felt I also would like to include a bedtime storybook, and a dozen of those cool twistable crayons, in the birthday girls' coloring/snacks/treasures/library book bag. Done...so I wrapped it up prettily, and tightly and I knew I had sewn a treasure that happened to be a bag!!
Posted by maggielucia at 8:40 PM