I’ve participated for the first time ever in a team challenge! The eSMARTS team decided to start having a monthly challenge as a way to showcase our talents. This month’s theme was “nature/natural”. Since this is my first challenge, I was really trying to challenge myself and do something a little out of the ordinary for me. I spent the majority of August racking my brain trying to figure out what that would be. Should I make a blouse or a jacket? Some sort of headband? Maybe a bag? What would I do that was different? Of course, I would have to use either nature print fabric or at least hues that reflect nature. What aspect of nature? Ocean/sky? Animals? Plants? Forest? Flowers? Oh goodness, I couldn’t think of anything spectacular.
Then last week, I was at the fabric store looking for red fabric for a dress I’ve been commissioned to make. Max was with me and does NOT like to be my fabric store buddy, but the lure of driving won out. So, I’m trying to hurry before his exasperation wears me down. I’m touching every solid red fabric they have in stock and sort of racing around doing it. That’s when something very colorful caught my eye. “Mmmm, ” I thought. “That would make a gorgeous jacket.” But it was a little pricey during a week with not much money and so I moved on. I kept looking for red fabric, but that one fabric was stuck in my mind…..
….Tune in tomorrow to find out more!