Thursday, May 21, 2009

My creative space...


I was freaking out a little on the weekend about having time to make stuff for the BrisStyle market on 4 July. Luckily Sam and Katie calmed by nerves a bit on Sunday at Brown Owls when they suggested making one thing a day from now until the market. That translates to one thing a night for me. So far so good, almost 3 boys in 3 nights. Have I slept? Yep, but only because the big love cooks me dinner, does the housework and makes my lunch for work the next day ;)

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32 comments:

Melanie Gray Augustin said...

That's a really good approach to it, one that I should take. Hopefully as long as a little one doesn't decide to come early, I'll be dropping by.

Thanks for the offer of helping me with my market! I'll be doing it with my cousin (and hopefully dragging DH along to help set up), so should be fine, but it would be lovely to see you if you're in the area.

Now... I just have to make some things to sell....

Kirsty said...

Yes, excellent approach! Good luck with it.

Kate Bruning said...

It's good for the soul to craft at night - there is that strange second wind you can ride on.

angelique said...

How lucky are you! You get to do crafting and somebody else does all the work.I dream about that happening in my household all the time.

Leslie said...

That's a great plan. I need to institute it for myself for my market coming up in a couple of months. I'm sure that would help my stress level. I love the kitties in progress, so cute.

sophie said...

Just too cute!

M* (Melanie) said...

they are just adorable and well done on the project planning too!

Bek said...

These kitty cats are so sweet. Good luck getting everything done! 3 in 3 nights is quiet an achievement so far.

Gina said...

I can imagine the market pressure must get a bit creativity-stiffling at times. But the approach sounds wise. And the cuteness of your softies makes it all worthwhile...

edward and lilly said...

Thanks for your kind comments, it keeps me going :)

The approach is a good one, it lets me just focus on one thing at a time rather than feeling overwhelmed by everything!!!

Selina said...

Hi Rebecca
where and what is the BrisStyle market in July? Sounds like a good plan one a day!

edward and lilly said...

The BrisStyle market is on 4 July at Hamilton. The details are in the sidebar on the BrisStyle blog www.brisstyle.blogspot.com. If you come along pop by my stall and say hi!

littlelovelies said...

Good idea - sometimes when you look around at all you've begun and not finished - it gets a little overwhelming. Your kitty's are looking great and i'm sure you'll finish everything in time!
x nadine

englishrose said...

you little softies look so cute! Well done on getting one a night done. I find it so hard working to deadlines, but you're doing well!

Angie said...

I think that is very sage advice, and I may try to do the same myself, as I always end up with lots of half finished things (and thankfully a few finished items) by the time markets arrive....and many stressful moments.

Night work...it's the only way I get anything done around here!

Lovely looking softies.

Michelle said...

That is a great plan. Your softies are very sweet. Most of by crafting gets done at night too.

Tania said...

Thank goodness for The Big Love. I have one of them too (though I suspect the housework has wafted to the bottom of his priority list). Hang in there!

Lucy Bowler said...

One thing a day sounds like a great strategy - sensible friends you have! Best of luck getting it all ready and fingers crossed for great sales!

Sandrine said...

So well organise Rebecca!I shall listen to you and give the mop to my big love and maybe little huge love will follow...?:)

MissyP said...

Give me an R
Give me an E
Give me a B
Give me.....

Oh, I'm sure you get the idea!

You can do it Rebecca, a few barocca's might help too. Good luck!

PS. Be back to you after the weekend with my review. XXOO

apple cyder said...

I love that you call him The Big Love! What a guy...he makes your lunch? Lucky.

c.raf.t said...

Ooooh!Bless "the big love" to give you more time to create!

edward and lilly said...

hehe, yes the big love really is my domestic knight in shining armour :)

Cute as Buttons said...

I have a similar plan when I am feeling overwhelmed...it is only sleep, isn't it? The day after the market I start putting the house back together but I am grateful to my Big Love for keeping us afloat!

Emjie said...

Those dolls are looking super cute.

one yellow jumpsuit said...

I really like your pin cushion
From hannah

Jenifir said...

Your stratedgy looks sound. I have memories of my Mum over-working to the point of illness while preparing for craft fairs in the early eighties when I was a teen. It effected my assessment of crafting for money for a long time. We need to keep the original reasons we started for it to stay fulfilling.

twinklestarart said...

Good on your 'big love' for helping out, a crafter's precious time is usually grossly underestimated.

If your keeping to schedule, hopefully your third kitty cat (without the face) can see, sniff and meow by now ;)

Best wishes with your goals for the market. Although I won't be participating with a stall that day, I'll be there eagerly awaiting Edward and Lilly's finished results.

Gina said...

PS So many people asked about the felt, I wrote a short post if you're interested. http://clutterpunk.blogspot.com/2009/05/tale-of-eco-fi-felt.html
Cheers, Gina

Hot Fudge said...

I join you in the freaking out. I have to make a quilt for an exhibition at the end of July, as well as topping up stock for our BrisStyle market. Big, deep breaths, one at a time ...

mimoo said...

Sounds like a great plan!
I really need to implement one soon too! Yes, definately monday I will devise one,. cant do today as it is weekend and glass of red beckons....

Catherine said...

I have a similar approach. I mass produce in my unique handmade fashion over a period of 3-4 weeks. So, I have 24 Maisies on the go. I will complete them in batches of 6 per week.

I find it interesting that 'your big love' and 'my man aka the gardener' both help us out with dinners, cleaning and lunches. Plus they loooove rugby! I am a softie stuffing rugby wife.

x Catherine