Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Yes! and thank you

I certainly did my share of complaining yesterday :) And now here comes today and it is such a good day. Thank you darlings for your kind and funny words that just lifted me up and out of my "poor me" place. I decided to not shop today which is what I usually do on Tuesday and God knows I love my routines. But a break in routine was on order today so I sent myself down to the basement with a homemade iced mocha made from this mornings left over coffee, my music and my hats. And I made myself start sewing. For some reason I was having major anxiety about making the hats. So I was really surprised when as I started to finish each one I loved them! I've missed working like that down there. It was magic today: alone with my thoughts and plenty of good music, some singing, perhaps even a little dancing. Of course, I love dark and moody lighting so I had to take a few photos. Can you believe I have already started thinking about Christmas? Look at the 3rd or 4th photo down. I have. And a little sneak peek at a couple of the caps I finished up today. The last is made from a vintage Pringle cashmere sweater and it is gloriously soft.





The days playlist:
The Beatles, Carly Simon, Me First and The Gimme Gimme's, Van Morrison, Cat Stevens

12 comments:

The Vintage Modern Girl said...

oooh! i definitely want to get one of those hats! they are amazing :-) when will you list them?

Char said...

ohhhhh, adorable!!! glad the grumps are banished to yesterday

Sandy K. said...

Fabulous ideas. It is good to take hold of that mood and work with it. I need to head to my own basement, and sewing machine, and I have also been thinking of the holidays. The start of September seems to cue that for me.

Lifts the spirits?:)

labonnefemme1 said...

See, how awesome is that! Those hats are gorgeous! Would you really like the fabric belt...I would love to send it to you!

Sheena

Florence said...

The creativity is coming alive, way to go.

♥ miss.michelle said...

...so happy you had a nice day. Sounds like it's just what you needed, a new start to a new season. I love you hats and am looking forward to getting one{hopefully}!

cheers,
~michelle

vintage simple said...

Love the Christmas stocking..! And the hats, too! I can totally relate to the anxiety leading up to doing something you're not sure is going to be successful. I tend to procrastinate at times like that, and it only adds to the anxiety. So glad you're feeling better. And you certainly should - your work is beautiful.
-maria

apriliniowa said...

Breaking from routine is often a good idea. & I'm looking forward to seeing your hats and hoping to get my paws on one this fall. You look fabulous in the hat you are wearing. Love the color. Hope all's well. :)

Julie Bou├ęsso said...

Music makes everything better! In fact, I hardly turn my TV on on my off days! I am much more inspired, driven & focused when listening to music vs. chit/chat or sh**t on TV! C'est bon - love the sneek peak of your hats! I am all into x-mas planning too! Happy crafting! Cheers, Julie

the wild raspberry said...

i love your photos..
what camera do you use?

chas

Barn House said...

LOVE your self-portraits...absolutely stunning!

Kim said...

Wow, gorgeous hats!