I can’t deny it any longer, the urge… at first it was barely a whisper somewhere deep down in my mind and I could pretend that I didn’t hear it. But the urge refused to be ignored and took hold and grew so large that finally I had to see the elephant in the room. Ok, I understand that this probably doesn’t make any sense to anyone but me… but I suppose that’s kind of the point. The urge to create is deeply personal and it can, and will, take many expressions if you let it. I can’t remember when it happened, maybe it was a gradual thing, but somewhere down the road I figured that one expression was more important than the rest. So I pushed all my energy towards this one thing and neglected the rest. All I can say is that I didn’t think it through… and I regret that. I can’t do anything to change the past, but in the future I can do my best to not put any parts of my creativity a corner.
What on earth am I on about? Well, what I’m trying to say is that I’ve finally listened to the creative elephant and picked up sewing again. I haven’t sewed anything in about 7 years and I haven’t made a garment in maybe 25 years? So, I decided to pick something easy. First up is a top, the free Sorbetto from Colette Patterns. I’ve printed the pattern, assembled it and cut it out. I’m taking it slow and easy, trying to not rush the process in a misguided attempt to make up for lost time. One step at a time… and maybe, just maybe I’ll be brave enough to acknowledge the other creative creatures that are lurking behind the sewing elephant.