This week had nothing to do with painting. Not one little bit. I craved it of course, everyday… but this weeks creativity was utilized elsewhere. It was found on my trustworthy Brother sewing machine. You see, we are kinda Renaissance Festival nerds. We aren’t hardcore about it, but definitely like to dress up and have fun. Especially my three boys. And for me? Any excuse to wear fairy wings and glitter and I’m front seat of on the bandwagon.
My sewing machine was a busy hum. There were patterns to cut in three different sizes, little added details, and making sure everything fit. Everyone got a shirt, pants, and vest. Phew! And when I wasn’t doing that, I was running errands for forgotten items, sipping down cherry lime ices (guilty pleasure), and ignoring all of the housework (seriously though this house in shambles… but at least everyone’s gonna look cool tomorrow!).
My outfit didn’t require a pattern, it was more piecing together of different items from different articles of clothing. A collar from this, a ruffle from that, and a felted down sweater vest.
After all, fairies are a hodge podge of happy found items. Right?
The best part about being an artist and having the ability to sew, is that you can get a little more creative with the details. Like this tree of life on the back of my middle sons vest. (that I really didn’t have time to do… but did, cause I can’t help myself tee hee).
Being able draw comes into play in all different areas of my life, not just on paper.
So yeah, that was my entire week. Sew, sew, sew – run, run, run. I wish I had a completed photo to show you, but there are still finishing details to complete and seams to stitch. I’ll be sure to share us all dressed up in a post to come or on Instagram.
Have a great weekend friends!