flippytale Quilter

Art Journey with a Quilty Voice:
I here Voices. The Voices tell me to cut up Fabric. Good Fabric. Into small pieces. Small interesting pieces.
Then the Voices tell me to put them back together again. In interesting ways.
.... I must Obey ....

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Some time and with Beads

April was my last post and now it is June. I still haven't really sewn anything, fabric no longer holds the seduction that it once did for me. But a couple of months ago I was overcome with the desire to make something and I had a dream about a making a bracelet. So I got out my beads, beads I haven't touched in over twenty years! And start beading like a mad woman. So far I've made at least six or eight of these bracelets. One I've given away as a birthday gift. Another is slated to be given as a hostess thank you gift. I'm still fooling around with the beads. I want to sell them on ETSY, but feel that I need to make little bags for them, but that will require sewing, so I may have to try to buy something instead.

I am trying to figure out what sewing represents to me and why it is so unappealing for me. For so many years it has been a corner of my life that I could safely retreat to and feel that I had total control over what I made.


Blogger Vicki W said...

Glad you are back - the bracelets are beautiful!

June 12, 2008 at 6:47 AM  
Blogger Shelly said...

Beautiful bracelets. Amazing and unique. As far as the sewing, I go through that too. To get back into the swing of things I make a deadline to just sew SOMETHING, even if it's just a table topper. Right now I am kinda sad about a quilt that I was making and had to put it away (the girl that I was making it for...um...it doesn't matter) so I put it away and started back on my daughters quilt. My deadline for her quilt is June 2011 (her HS graduation) and having that date, even though I know I don't have to power quilt keeps me in the sewing/quilting mode.

The good news is, if you decide not to continue with the fabric, you can make stunning jewelry. I am interested in seeing what you make and post on this blog.


June 13, 2008 at 7:09 PM  
Blogger sewnut said...

The bracelets are beautiful.
SOmetimes we can feel trapped whenwe see that we keep doing something because it is so familiar and we forget how it became so familiar. Your sewing muse will be back, or you will move your creativity into beading. The only loss would be not allowing your creativity to flow from you, there is no locked down contract that says you have to keep sewing all the time.

PS I am glad to see you blog again

June 27, 2008 at 10:56 PM  

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