Many of you have left comments for me about how crafty I am & very nice compliments about my abilities & the things I create. I appreciate how that makes me feel. I do enjoy when I can find the time to see a project through that has been bouncing around in my head for a while. I do feel like the Lord has blessed me with talents, but I feel also that these talents have in no way been perfected. I have so much to work on. There are so many people that are better crafters than I. I feel mediocre.
One thing I have learned recently is to let go of the fear to create. Many, many, many times I have wanted to make something & would get all my supplies out just to sit & stare at them. I would want to make something cool & would be so afraid that it wouldn't turn out like I had pictured it in my mind that I'd just give up there before really even getting started.
Most times, the end result is not what I originally had in mind. This I have learned to be okay with. Usually I love the finished project just the same, if not more. The area that this most applies to is scrapbooking. I have a real desire for my pages to look a certain way & they never do. I'm still trying to find myself & my scrapbooking style, but I have loved what has come along the way. My pages lately have made me pretty happy.
I love sharing my stuff with you guys. Thanks for the encouraging words. I wish I had more time to play with crafty things....some day. For now I try to get just enough to make me feel happy & balanced.
And....I have chosen to go with a real soft, feminine look for the baby blanket. Here's a look at the fabrics that I picked out today. I really was thinking in my mind "grandma's tea set" for the fabric choices. Lots of girly florals here, which really has not been my style in the past, but I think will look really sweet for this quilt. I'm really excited about this one.
****ETA: Maybe I'll lose that blue fabric. The print is quite large in scale to the rest of them.