Hi everybody! Today I’d like to show you what I did with one of the designs I made for my book. Originally I made it for a lampshade – really one of the bigger makes. So, that’s what I often do, when I like an aspect of a project very much but at that moment don’t have the time to do the whole thing: I just scale down. I take the part out of it that I like most and bring it in a new context that is easier to manage or takes less time.
So when it comes to my lampshade design it’s easy to do so. I just took one part of the drawing and stitched it on a small notebook. I always do things like that and I’d encourage you to do so. It opens up so much possibilities for creativity and brings crafts to a manageable level in you every day life. I always have a list with things I’d like to make and it’s piling up constantly. Some of the bigger ones stay there in this “o.k., when I got the time for it” thing. This is too bad – so now and then I decide to scale down instead of not making it. Every time I did it I was really happy with the result.
Nevertheless I have one big project going on for more than a year now and it takes a lot of patience to finish it: A beautiful and colourful Granny Square blanket. I’m more than halfway through and I work constantly on it. This too is something very satisfying because I literally feel time spent on making that blanket weaving in it. With that project in the background and all the the other small things I make every day I found the perfect balance.
I hope I could inspire you with my thoughts to scale things down before they never will be made. Have fun and happy moments!