Monday, April 13, 2009

I know what I'm going to do with my Lady...

When she arrives and is finished. Look here - http://tempusfugit.over-blog.com/article-29610113.html. A message board, that celebrates the sisterhood of stitching.

What else am I thinking about today? I ask, because I can't really remember. I've been half-sleepy all day, and I hate that feeling. I've had a couple of ideas of things to blog about, but I didn't get them typed, so I don't know.

Oh! I remember now! Don't you all feel special, being included in my stream of consciousness? I started working on another clutch to post on Etsy a couple of weeks ago. I bought this "Black Cherry" satin floss, which is so pretty on the black fabric. The design evolved into an Argyle-ish pattern, and I'm not 100% sure that it's done. I'm also not 100% sure that I want to put it on Etsy. I've had a lot of compliments on the pieces that are there, but in 4 months I've not had a single sale. I hate the idea of putting "myself" out there, and being judged unworthy by people that I assume are looking for the type of product I create.

So here's what I'm wondering. As I was working on this the other night, the design began reminding me of a friend (I actually received a birthday card from her this weekend). I began feeling the joy that I had at Christmas time, when I was making something for someone. I felt that I was not just putting stitches into fabric, it's very metaphorical, but I felt connected to the recipient. So should I just abandon the Etsy idea, because it's 1) not bringing me money and 2) not bringing me joy? I'm seriously thinking about finishing this for my friend and sending it to her as a surprise. But at the same time, I hate to give up on something just because it's not working "right now" - I've kind of always done that, and I'm trying to be different.

4 comments:

Rebekah said...

That sounds like a great idea for your lady. I'm not sure what I'm doing with mine yet. I'll probably wait till it comes back and I've finished it all up to decide.

My mom and I tried selling handmade items once but we didn't do so well and eventually gave up. I often wonder what would have happened if we had stuck with it.

tangled stitch said...

It can't hurt to leave them on Etsy so just leave them there and leave it to the universe! I love the contrast of the pink on the black.

Candle Junkie said...

Happy Birthday Andrea, I hope it is everything you wish for.

Dragonflymystic said...

that is really cute ;)
I am so behind...
I think you have written enough to keep me busy my 4 day weekend :)
which is good... no matter where I
go ... I will take my laptop :)
Excited but have to get some sleep,
Laura