Saturday, August 28, 2010

Moving With Too Much Junk

Packing up for a move makes one acutely aware of all the stuff one acquires.  I have once again been reminded that I have too much!  It's not the books that give me trouble, or the clothing.  I donate anything I haven't worn in a while, or throw away the shop clothes that have become too encrusted with paint to be comfy.  The problem is all the boxes of fabric, polyfil, paper, wood, paint, and tools.  The problem is the amount of supplies that I have.

What's exciting, however, is my new-found ability to create and SELL my work!  Does anyone know what that means?  That means I can make all the stuff I love to make, and then GET RID OF IT!  While I'd love to start in and get to sewing right this second, I can't possibly.  But I have a goal: work at least every other night, creating, photographing, posting and selling items made with all the supplies I already have, and use it all up before I am allowed to buy anything new.

The Rules:
- No new supplies, except finishing touches, or contruction-based needs (thread, glue, etc.)
- Work every other night
- Minimum of one piece completed and posted per week
- Deadline: Dec. 31, 2010.

I want to make this kind of creative pace a habit, not a fight.  It has proven a difficult thing to do since college, but now that I'm getting back in to it, I'm feeling more and more myself.  At this point, I'm not sure if I have set a realistic deadline, but I think that will make itself clear rather soon.  So I have two projects that must be complete by next week:  Adrienne's Apron, and the Castle Klaamyer, both commissioned pieces, so they won't exactly be postings.  Should I count them towards my weekly goal?


  1. Are you selling your stuff on Etsy? I've looked into them, and am considering applying for an open position or two :-)

  2. I am indeed selling stuff on Etsy. It's going pretty well, so far. I need better photos of my work, and I think it would really take off. And yes, I'm still in the Columbus area. I'll likely stay here for a couple of years, and then hopefully on to better things!