Wednesday, February 7, 2007
So I make purses. I taught myself how to do it and I enjoy it. My problem is that I get so caught up in making "what sells" and don't leave any time or room for my own creativity. Yeah, I make this stuff for fun, but I make it for $$ too, so if given the choice between some killer original creation that only I may love or some commercial print done up all fru-fru, I am likely to make the fru-fru and collect my dough than to risk wasting the money to post the other. If I make a Pink John Deere purse I get buried in orders, but my original stuff sells much slower. How do I get my own gimmick without stealing the genius of another? I am creative, but lazy at times, so yeah its easier to make the in demand stuff than taking the time to let my creative juices flow. This is my dilemma...oh yeah and I still haven't touched the serger ;)
Tuesday, February 6, 2007
I am scared to death of this thing! I have made a few simple tops and skirts and one dress using my sewing machine, but everyone says a serger is the way to go, especially with knit or t-shirt-like fabrics that I want to use. So I have spent a fortune on fabric and a few patterns that I didnt think I could figure out for myself and here I sit. I have read the manual like 3 times and still haven't taken it out of the box. How can something with so cool be so damned intimidating? Maybe I will open it tomorrow...