Hiatus, sabbatical, something; I need a break. I packed up my sewing machine, and put the boxes of half-finished corsets and garter belts in storage. I carefully labeled my in progress designs, and put them in envelopes with their notes, so I can tell where I ended my design process, and put them in the master pattern box. All the flowers and finished pieces are labelled and ready for Crafty Wonderland. Whatever is left afterwards will be boxed up and put into storage.
I haven’t posted here much, because I haven’t had anything new I felt excited about. This has been true for quite some time now, but I kept on going, because that is what has been expected of me: to keep going no matter what. Well, I need to stop for a while. I need to be able to work on things without the notion of “how can I monetize this?” in my head limiting me to taking all those exhausting extra steps that make it possible for something to go into production. I need to be a free-range maker of things for a while so I can allow things to develop organically. I hope I am capable of doing this again.
So I will be at Crafty Wonderland this weekend. Come see me, say hello and take some of these things I made off my hands so they don’t have to languish in storage.