Adding your own twist to craft projects

On Friday at the Melbourne Sewing and Craft Show I met Nellie from
Dabbles is a new crafty business selling cute patterns in embroidery, knitting, sewing and more.
We were speaking about why she doesn't offer kits with her patterns and Nellie mentioned something that really resonated with me.  

"But putting the items together for a crafty project is half the fun".

Sometimes I think we get a little too hung up on having the right materials before starting a project therefore the project may never get started or we tend to opt for kits.

You don't always need to have the exact materials mentioned in the project list.
It's OK to add your own twist.  

For signing up to the Dabbles mailing list I received this adorable cross stitch pattern.  I didn't have quite the right size aida cloth or the correct colour threads but I still wanted to get started on the project while I was away over the weekend so I just used the items that I already had.  
If I had waited until I had a chance to buy the correct items then it may never have been started!

Designers love seeing how their patterns & materials are interpreted by others - as long it for personal use of course!
So next time you don't have the exact materials mentioned, don't let your creative moment pass, IMPROVISE.

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1 comment:

Tiff said...

I love to improvise so I would agree with your good advice!!! X