First Day Back

scarf cut up

It’s been two weeks since I’ve been in my studio working.  I know now it will take me a couple of days to get my head back to a creating place, but there’s always a little voice telling me that maybe this time I won’t be able to work again.  Maybe this time the ideas won’t come.

But I had a plan.  I have a list of about 10 people who want Bedlam Farm Tote Bags and I thought that would be a good place to start.  When I’m just getting back to work, sometimes it’s good for me to have something familiar to go back to.

And I did make a few totes today, but when I walked into my studio this morning I saw the scarf folded up on my desk.  It’s the only Vintage Hankie scarf I have that I’ve tried to sell and no one is interested in.  I’ve had it for over a year.

So last week, when I was cleaning up my studio I decided to do something different with it.  I didn’t have any ideas, but this morning I decided to start by cutting it up.

I cut the scarf in half then sewed it together. Then cut it again and sewed it together.  I kept at it till I liked what it looked like.

That’s a picture of it above.  I’m not sure what will happen next if anything.  What I was doing felt like playing.  And I know play is good for creativity.  A good first day back in my studio.

The Totes I was working on today.
The Totes I was working on today.


5 thoughts on “First Day Back

  1. I like your hanky panky collage. I can see it as a cover for an extra large pillow for taking naps on summer afternoons. But somehow I think you will take it in a totally different direction. BTW, I’m enjoying my Bedlam Farm tote – just the right size for throwing things into as I head out the door. Nothing says high fashion like a Bedlam Farm tote!

  2. The first thing I thought of when I saw the picture was that you were working on your next quilt.

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