....not even feeling like I want to do any stitching...
not feeling the making bug.
I don't remember this ever happening... where has it gone... will it come back? I think I just need to start something and I will get into it as I go along...and I wonder if it has anything to do with a HUGE decision I made a little while ago. I am paying someone to help me sew. I struggled with it for a long time... as I have pondered what "handmade" means often on this blog and really worried that it wouldn't be handmade if I didn't make the whole thing. And in the past have thought it was really wrong of people who sold items as handmade to not be actually making it ALL themselves.
But it got me thinking....Wiki defines handmade as: .Handmade means something made by an individual, rather than one made by mass production. It need not literally mean that no machine at all is used in making it. If I paint a picture and then scan and print it is it still handmade? I think yes, absolutely. If I take a photo and then have it printed and framed by someone else is it handmade? Yes. They are my designs, my ideas, I cut the fabric and someone else sews it- not everything in my shops, ands absolutely never the softies, just a few things and it has been so great. After the explosion of cushion cover love in the last two weeks I am so glad I had this all set up beforehand. I would not have coped.
I see it like this: it is made in someones home, who just works in the spare room doing alterations etc for a few people locally, she is a fantastic sewer, it is all above board in terms of tax etc, she is local- she lives down the road...I feel happy about the decision and I think I would have had a meltdown if she hadn't of been such a fantastic help over the last few weeks. Plus it is like a massive weight off my shoulders to not have to spend all non working hours thinking about orders etc and running around like a blue arsed fly*. I have also started buying things in bulk and getting printing done instead of doing it myself and all of these things have just made my life easier... but I am worried I have lost my mojo because I am not so busy? I finally have some time to sit down , holidays from work coming up and do some stitching and I have no inclination to do it... this is just so weird, when I am frantic I have a huge list of all the things I want to make... but now... nothing... no interest.... any suggestions on how I get it back?
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