Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Buried Alive in Fabric!

Alrighty! I haven't blogged in a while because I feel like I don't have anything to say...yet. I'm sure that by the time I finish writing this entry, I will have obliterated that last statement.

With that said, I'm on my way to creation, with no product to show for it yet. Not that I don't have ANY product. I'm pursuing so much creatively that I haven't finished anything really and I haven't started much.

I'm in the midst of learning how to use AVID and After Effects for video and audio editing so that I can start working for my father-in-law to be. I have been practicing daily for the past few weeks, just getting the hang of the programs. It's definitely fun now that I'm remembering how to do things! There's SO much to learn, so I'm trying to take it day by day and absorb everything I can like a sponge. Maybe one day I'll be a special effects expert, but for now I'll settle to be a novice with high hopes!

All I know is that inside and outside of the editing studio, I feel like my brain is ready to explode with creative ideas and I wish there were more hours in the day in which I could explore more of them at once. I guess I'll start by making a notepad that hangs around my neck with a pen attached so that I won't forget my seemingly brilliant ideas. I can only hope that they'd be brilliant and not the kind of "awesome" ideas you wake up with in the middle of the night; or like the dreams that make total sense even five minutes after waking up and then by minute six you come to the realization that flight is not an option unless you're in an airplane.

I REALLY want to pursue sewing and making awesomely cute handmade items from pillows to aprons and purses, to blankets and other assorted home decor items. I feel like I could make some rad, vintage-inspired quirky stuff if I just sit myself down and have a brainstorming session. All I've managed to do so far is fill up my room with fabric and pillow forms. Honestly, I cannot go to Etsy, to Beverlys or even Savers without buying fabric. I see projects in every piece of fabric I see and touch and I must have it! Then I bring it home and I'm dismayed because I have yet to even pull out my sewing machine. I have promised it and myself that its day in the sun will come.

So here's what I have to show for the past few weeks:

Fabric, and lots of it!

And a couple of videos!


The video captures are pretty random, so these edits are definitely just for fun. I love Carlos in the footage - he makes me laugh everytime. Enjoy!

Hopefully next time I check back in I'll have made some headway with my sewing projects. Until then, you can find me at Beverlys and please slap my hand if you see me reach for any super cute fabric!


  1. I love fabric. I have boxes and boxes of it. I have patterns for dresses for me, frilly outfits for Jocelyn, pajamas for baby boys, and crib sets, etc. I wish I would sit down and make something awesome. I did make three diapers today while all four kids were napping. That was quite an accomplishment for me. If I could make that a regular thing, I'd set up an Etsy shop. I have to tell you one thing though, I love putting snaps on things. Haha. I don't know why, but it makes my finished diaper look professional or something. You should definitely get a snap press. The creative possibilities are endless (or maybe not).

    I can't wait to see what you create. I'll make a deal with you. I will sew some diapers for your first child, if you make me some one of a kind, unique home decor item. Yeah? :)

  2. Keep a sketchpad and pencil in your bag with you so if you have a brilliant idea, you can draw it or write it out. It helps me remember nifty ideas for blog entries :-}

    Can't wait to see your sewing projects!

  3. Now that you've posted what you want to do, you have readers who are going to hold you accountable! You better have a new project to post about next time! ;) j/k!

  4. Amy - I would love to get to the point where I can have enough awesome product to have an etsy shop for. I'm working toward that goal. And Deal - diapers for whatever I'll make! Course, you can hold off on those diapers for a couple years. haha

    Calista - I need to do that! Especially lately because I think my administrative assistant mind that runs so quickly and constantly multitasks is trying to apply itself to the creative - so I just end up feeling schizophrenic!

    Kaysie - I'm hoping that you guys will keep me accountable! Maybe that's the shove I need! I am staring at my pile of fabric right now and looking at my sewing books for my first project.

  5. Here I am. I am holding you accountable, Sarah! I want to see your completed projects! Currently, I am trying to make a I am challenging you to create some crafty masterpieces before my next masterpiece arrives! Go! :)


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