My Time, Design Time

When you hear the word design I feel that there are so many different avenues that you can take. I have always been interested in all areas of design. From home design, to fashion design of course it's always been a big part of my life. Even when buying different pieces of clothing I never take that item for face value. I think "how can I improve or make this better?' And I move on to adding something or sometimes taking away.  

Many of you may know my background but for those of you who may be new here, let me give you a quick story of why I have such an interest in design and why I'll continue to. My Mom by trade, is a costume designer and seamstress. Her abilities and talent are amazing. So I grew up watching her make the most beautiful dresses, costumes, and other things along the way. There was never a shortage of feathers, glitter, and all things a little girl would love...and still love. Watching my Mom do what she did make me look at things a different way and come to appreciate design more and more.

I'm always looking to develop and cultivate my own personal way of design and incorporate it into my life to keep the design line alive so that hopefully my kids will down the road also look at things differently and have an appreciation for it.  

So let's get down to it. This is my very very busy time of year and I sometimes need to find a creative outlet to relax. With shooting a wedding every weekend, my day job, a baby on the way, and always trying to improve my hair and make up skills, sometimes I need to take a break just for me. That means project time!  I really love to work with my hands so I wanted a project that would allow me to do that. I decided to make a clutch that can be worn with anything. I love love looove a good pattern and am obsessed with pearls. Obviously it had to include those.

Once I sketched out what I wanted to do, I had my concept and it was off to Hobby Lobby I went. After consulting with my Mom I had a pretty good idea of what I was doing. Not only did this project not take very long, being able to use design and be creative was so soothing for me.

So happy Sunday! I wish you a week of new possibilities and creative vibes!


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