for the first time in ages, i'm not getting ready for a show in the next month. we had three shows over the last month and we probably over-prepared. we have a great deal of pixelparty stock on hand and i was able to restock some of the lovely brick and mortar shops who carry cookoorikoo with my overstock. its a nice position to be in. i've got some wedding orders to work on and have been making things for weekly shop updates but there's no pressure. its nice.
that breathing room has allowed me to take an idea and run with it. i grabbed some handkerchiefs from my not unsubstantial collection and started to play. i am having so much fun making these pieces and i think it shows. people have been responding really well and i've even gotten a few wedding requests! i'm thrilled.
also awesome? i've had time to work on a few personal projects that have been on my list for ages and have added a few new ones to the list. i'm working on the pile of dresses that need to be sewn together, stitching together a pile of vintage crocheted doilies to hang like a screen on my porch, cutting vintage vinyl from my stash for a footstool, sewing a new shade for our front door... the list goes on.
i'd like to think that i could just get it all done this summer but it feels like every time i check an item off the long term list, two other projects pop up. i think i'm ok with that.