February 2014- Making Valentines February 01 2014
By Alison Kaplan on January 20, 2014
Inspiration from the Worktable
This time of year I feel like I am in a 'no mans land', pulled in various directions with lots of ideas but too antsy to dedicate myself to one direction. I am not busy with deadlines (except those self-imposed ones). It is not quite time for spring cleaning and gardening. Sadly, I realize that without the pressure of orders and holidays and deadline I feel a little stagnant. Isn't this the kind of down time we all long for?
The darkness is slowly creeping out, allowing for a little more light on both sides of the day. I still have areas of the studio that seem asleep, due to poor lighting, and thus they are avoided.
So here I sit at my worktable, with some focused light and I am reminding myself to be right here and appreciate this moment and this season. My mind wanders to Valentine’s Day, and I decide to make something for my favorite people. And in my love of simplicity, I challenge myself to make something with only the items within reach from where I sit. Luckily this includes:
little glassine envelopes
a box of felt scraps
Here is what I made:
What would you make with this collection (or your own collection) of things?
P.S. Speaking of collections, I have added a bunch of new items to my Etsy shop. Please take a look and let me know what you think.