I have been inspired by the absolutely MASSIVE online crafting/ handmade/ DIY community. There are so many talented and amazing people out there and especially a pretty impressive base of women who are entrepreneurial in spirit and are successful!
The one thing I have learned in the past few weeks, about starting your own biz, is that its going to take some time. (Me singing the George Harrison tune " To do it, to do it, to do it, to do it riiiiight") I am a little impatient at times, which is why I will stay up into the wee hours of the morning to finish something, even though I have to be up early to work for the man. This urge to complete something satisfactory and quickly is something that I really need to work at curbing or at least suppressing.
I am still trying to find my creative voice; still trying to whittle down the millions of ideas that I have into something concrete and marketable. But marketable isn't everything. I am a perfectionist and want to see my creations being produced to my standards (high) and that speak to me (and hopefully others). Right now I am playing with an idea when it comes to me... and if I have the stuff to run with that idea (or the stuff in question isn't that expensive). I had to quit a couple of bags I made,using the wrong thread, botching the fabric choices, just absolutely hating how it came out HA! I just recently learned(with the life lesson of patience)that when you step away from something and come back to it, let's say 2 or 3 days later, then you might be surprised at how you can view it differently. I just came back to a bag and TOTALLY turned it around with a seam ripper and some fabric paint. I had abhorred the look of it earlier but gave it some time and totally found that BF's dyed t-shirt, torn into strips, pinned and sewn onto the bag, made for a REALLY cool effect.
It is going to take time. And since right now BF isn't asking me to marry him, I don't have any big events to plan and therefore I have time to craft and wait and craft and wait and craft and be amazed!