Sometimes do you find that when you have so many things on the go - you don't want to think about it so you start on something new? I have been so guilty of this lately.
This morning I woke up and looked at the table and almost laughed at all my half finished projects from these holidays. As it might be a while until some of them come to fruition - so I thought I would share with you what is going on behind the scenes...
First this little bumble bee and flower embroidery for our little girl. It is going to be a "stitching bag" which was destined for part of her Christmas present, but now it will be part of her birthday present :)
The squillionth revision of my soon-to-be-released "Village of Toadstools" pattern. It turns out printing on the backs of old sheets of paper is not a great idea - when the wind blows your papers on the floor you then don't know which is the right or wrong side. Hmm. The test for this pattern is about to start and I can't wait!
Trialling the pattern for my new larger sized unisex Pixie Hood Coats - which will be coming out in sizes 7-14 and possibly even ladies sizes :)
This is a pretty exciting pattern I started working on over a year ago, but have finally picked up again. It is going to be Big Little's first dress pattern! Can be made in winter fabrics and worn over a long sleeve top and tights, or a short sleeved version in lightweight fabrics for summer. I somehow think this one might be towards the end of the pile as I really do need to spend a lot of mental energy getting this one perfect, so it might have to be a post-baby project.
This cape is part of a big project I am working on involving about eight to ten different garments, some of which will be patterns in the new winter collection if I get them finished in time! These are the samples going to a photo shoot in Alaska in order to be shot in the snow, with beautiful bare trees and winter landscape by the same talented lady who took this pic. Pretty exciting stuff - lots of work to be done on them yet and they are going to be just lovely.There are a couple of new ladies patterns in there, so stay tuned for those :)
Last but not least on my table at the moment are these little Flower Boots which is my next pattern to be released after the Village of Toadstools. I can almost tick this one off, they simply need photographing then are next in line for the testing process. Yay :)
I don't suppose I should mention that these are only the things that are on the upstairs dining table, let alone what is in progress on the table in my studio...
So my mantra for the next month is "Simply work on one fun thing at a time Lisa!" while taking time to rest and relax - the very important job of baby growing comes above and beyond all else, so if nothing gets finished - that is just fine too :) Just don't start on any new projects!
So do you have lots of things on the go at the same time? Or are you a "start and finish before starting another" type? What are you working on - I'd love to have a peek...