I love fashion, although my current warbrobe could use a transfusion of color and style reflecting my personality. I watch reality shows such as “What Not to Wear” and lately “Project Runway.” People who are generally fashion challenged have the excuse of saying that they do not care what other people think about the way they look. However, the question the person should ask him or herself, do I care how I look. I believe what you feel on the inside is reflected the outside. Having a disheveled look would typical mean disorganized and out of sort, it also means that a person does not care about his or her appearance. There are days when I do not feel like dressing, but solved that problem by not going out and have my moment of messiness. However, when I go out there into the world, I want to dress my best because it simply makes me feel great about myself.
I also learned over the years that it’s best to dress the body you have at the moment. Trying on clothes and shoes are important to a proper fit. This means making a trip to the store and trying to see what fits best to your body type. Finding a tailor for a better fit can improve the way clothes look on your body.
Going to the movies, running errands, or shopping are typical activities one pursue on Saturdays. Saturday is the day when most people have to do all things they were unable to do during the week due to working. My Saturdays include surfing on the web and reading blogs, or checking out fabric and yarn online shops. I received my Adorn Magazine and decided to look at some websites I found in articles, suggestions of the contributing writers, and advertisements and decide to either add to my bookmarks or nix all together. I get inspiration from reading other people’s blogs of things they created or how I can do things differently with my knitting or sewing.
I think of the perfect Saturday that does not require me even leaving the house. I start my day by getting out of bed. taking a get shower, and making breakfast. Coffee usually gets my day going and Saturday is no exception to that ritual. In the perfect Saturday, my home is clean making it easier for me to get on with the things I enjoy doing such as sewing a new dress, knitting a new bag to go with dress, and ending the day with reading book and writing.
There is nothing more perfect to doing the thing you love do on a Saturday than running an errand or spending a few hours shopping with a family member or friend who will purchase the most unflattering clothes for their body shape. Not a perfect Saturday for me, but making a great outfit that looks good on me is the creme da la creme of perfect Saturdays.
A few years, I decided to learn how to knit in addition to crocheting. It took me a little time, but finally able to learn the knit and purl stitch along with casting on and binding off to knit my first scarf. I have made three or four scarves, one as circular wrap and three hats. Now I am able to knit a few pieces of accessories including a couple of PDA covers, a bag, and belt. I even knitted a small version of a sweater to see if I could craft an article of clothing, and will one day finally knit my first sweater. A month ago, I decided to add on to the fiber arts by teaching myself how to sew as a necessity because I need to new clothes and do not have the financial wherewithal to afford the warbrobe I desire.
I believe creativity comes from the need to create with limited resources. There are times when creativity and resourcefulness comes hand-in-hand. Necessity is the mother of invention and has become a way for individuals to create and make when money is not always available. However, creating is an outlet for those to relief stress and I fit into the category of not having enough money and relieving stress. I also tend to have an independent spirit and the need to create gives me satisfacation because it is a sense of accomplishment. I suppose that is what becoming crafty means, creating, satisfaction, and accomplishment.
This morning, I daydreamed about a dress I saw one of my co-workers wore a few weeks agao. It was a white dress with a slash and white buttons at the bottom of the dress. I image other ideas about the dress such as beading with a blue or silver belt, and blue or silver accessories. I thought of the dress being a-line or slightly gored at the bottom with flower appliques with the top of the dress with a scoop or square and a couple of rows of beading. The material, a heavy cotton or dupioni silk, the color, a light blue, green (possibly a blue green color), and white. I imagine the dress could be worn to any event from a tea party to a wedding, or possibly as a wedding dress for a second marriage, or an older bride who does not desire to wear that princess gown but something elegant yet simple.
I find my daydreams amazing as I dream of things that I do not in real life. Such I can not draw very well, yet I can visualize that dress in my head. I think about things I could improve on or see them differently. I do not think that there that many oringial ideas, but we certainly can expand upon existing ideas and make things differently. My day dreams gives me an opportunity to think of myriad possiblities of seeing things differently, yet day dreams are not impossible to translate into the reality. I could sew such a dress with a simple pattern and embellish it by creating a different dress that is unique.
The other part of my daydream is writing. I created a persona of fashionista/writer. By day, I create great clothing and by night a fiction writer with a pen name so that it does not interfere with the day job. This lead me to write on my blog this morning. Writing gives me an opportunity to think ideas through and explore the possiblities. Of course, I this does not mean I will be a famous fashionista, but at least create a warbrode that reflects my personality and style. Either way, it is a change to exercise my creativity and make the realization that I am more creativity than I believed. There are times when I think there is not a creative bone in my body until I begin to daydream and the creativity shines through and lights up mind. Daydreaming is not frivilous exercise or a colossal or inordinate waste of time. On the contrary, I find daydreaming a useful practice of exploring creativity that could lead to the next big thing, or at least doing something that a person wanted to do.
I came across WordPress and decided to create a blog to write down ideas and have an organize place for my knitting and sewing projects. Having this blog keeps me focused on my hobbies and share them with others. I enjoy knitting, learning how to sew, and writing. So I like to use as a place of creativity, but don’t like my interests limit you from creating outside the box. I want to use this blog upload photographs as I enjoy taking great pictures. From time to time, I may change my title as things in life changes particularly when a good idea comes along.