Why is it that inspiration comes all at once? Like when you’re already really busy? I’m not saying I dislike inspiration, I just sometimes wish it would cooperate more. But since that is generally not the case, I’m just gonna have to roll with it.
The last week I have been wrapping up work on a bake sale I am organizing for Montana No Kid Hungry (if you live in Billings, come check it out this Saturday). I figured since I am a stay at home mom now, I should use a bit more of my time and energy for community good. It’s going to be a really small sale, but it will be fun. It’s a chance for me to bake a lot without worrying where all the baked goods will go. Plus, I will get to hang out outside with no little kiddos. I have been emailing, making posters and road signs plus actually baking. It’s taking up a good chunk of my free time. Add to that all the yard and garden prep work we have been taking care of, and I have barely had any studio time. So naturally, I came up with some decent ideas for projects. Because I have so very few of those.
When we gave my daughter her big girl bed, I topped it off with a bright purple comforter that was mine when I was a kid. My husband was a tiny bit repelled by the idea because it’s about 20 years old. But it looked cute and covered the bed, so I didn’t think anything of it. Flash forward about four months, and she really doesn’t care for the blanket. She has tons of little-girl sized blankets in colors and patterns she prefers. Plus, the corners of the comforter cover are ripping. So I am now facing up to the fact that my husband is right and that blanket is nearing the end of its life. But only as a blanket. I had a flash of inspiration as I was wandering around the internet looking at meditation pillows. When I see something I kind of want (like a meditation pillow), my general reaction is “They want WHAT?!?! I can make that”. In this case, my brain jumped immediately to my well-loved and still okay comforter. I can picture folding the comforter into a neat little stack the perfect loft for sitting on. And the purple cover can be cut, stamped and embellished to perfectly fit my style. I can have a perfectly custom pillow for free. Free. I love that word.
But until next week, that idea will just have to simmer. While I am in bake sale mode, most of my creative time is kitchen time. But that is a good place to be too. Catch you all tomorrow!