As we are nearing Thanksgiving, our sewing and crafting time may be running short as our family time increases. My remedy for that is my new project journal.
I have found myself lately inspired to the brim with ideas and things I'd like to try. I may be driving home all the while plotting out a project or sometimes when I am cooking dinner I can see a new quilt pattern in my head. But, when I finally make it to sit down at my sewing table I can't think of those creative morsels... at all.
The remedy: A colorful hard covered journal that I can fill up with everything! And it's small enough to tuck into my purse so I can take it with me everywhere. (this one is from Barnes and Noble)
Just look how pretty it is. The colors, the design, the shininess!! sigh, it's wonderful!
It's also wonderful to know that my ideas will be safe and sound from my lousy memory. I am also finding that as I plan out an idea and then later come back to it... I am enhancing it with extra details.
With my journals I typically write something to myself like I did on the first page of this one. And yes, I gave myself only one rule here.... "Don't hold back."
As in, there are no bad ideas only bad memories!
Some of my early doodles: for me it's more important to be able to scribble down an idea quickly rather than capturing it with a perfect sketch and lots of text. These quickies are enough to jog my memory for the rest of what I was thinking.
- A wood carrying sling made from bright blue canvas
- light jars; which my loving husband has informed me may get too hot and therefore cause bad things unless I maybe do this with LED light strings sigh
- decorated branches in vases to flank the mantel
- possible designs for christmas lights on our front stairs and door.
- recycle plastic bags into bows/pom poms to add to the railing.
And the ideas go on and on!!
I am enjoying the peace of mind knowing my ideas are safe and I am enjoying seeing them come to life too! I am sure you will see more of the journal in the future!!
How do you keep your ideas or inspirations safe?