So, the great thing about letting yourself sink into creativity is that it allows you to come up kabillions of ideas and some of them you just have to jump on right away and others you write down, and still other grow and grow until they become bunches and bunches of ideas all rolled up into one giant, ongoing project.
The trouble with letting yourself sink into creativity is exactly the same. I am now stymied by indecision and I was wondering if you would be able to help me figure out which projects to really invest my time into right now.
Here we go, I’ll start the list know and you can comment below with your suggestions:
- Childrens’ Books:
- I have the outline for three childrens’ books, each one starring a single child that has a unique relationship with the world around them. I woud LOVE to write these books beyond the outlines, create art to go with them and then write up Amigurumi patterns for main characters and other elements of the story. Each book would sell as a story book, but at the end of the book would be the crochet patterns and photos of the finished toys so crocheting folks could make the matching toys to go with the stories.
- Giant Granny Square Collection Book:
- Granny sqaures are my favorite things to crochet and I especially enjoy making giant squares. I think it would be really fun to release patterns, one at a time and offer them for $1 and then after making twelve squares, put them together in a blanket pattern, make a lovely edging and then offer it all together in one e-book for one low price.
- If people wanted to buy them as they were created they could and just pick and choose the ones they wanted, or they could wait and get the whole set, with joining and edging instructions in a book. I would want the whole thing to be a photo tutorial.
- Toys Designs:
- As I get older, I am unable to make Amigurumi toys in quantity because it just hurts my hands so much, so I have an idea of making simple sewn dolls and making crochet clothing and accessories for them.
- I think it would be a blast to design the dolls and crochet items and sell them as little patterns sets, again with photo tutorials.
- I’m even thinking that it might be fun to turn it into a kit, with the fabric, stuffing and patterns, then let everyone make their own dolls, and they could use their own yarns for the clothing.
Ok, so these are the ideas that I’m toying with and as you can see, each one is kind of a big deal and would take a lot of time to execute (especially the photography and writing out the instructions, and finding testers…). This is why I need help!
Which of these ideas sounds the most appealing to you and why?
I live in another world in my head. In my world, people really care about handmade items and making childhood richly nostalgic with special toys and stories, handmade blankets and homemade recipes. All of these ideas fit well within my worldview and desire to create heirloom gifts for my family, so I’m having a really difficult time choosing ONE of these and sticking with it. What say you?
Please note the expression on this little guy’s face, this is just about how I feel when I think about the list above.
Beaded, Clay, Crochet, Crochet Hooks, Fiber Art
Crochet, Fiber Art$180.00
Jump into Madlandia on the spirals of the When Alice Fell Wrap. This award winning design from Charissa Ragsdale, is a striking ode to the natural whimsy of swirling colors, intricate math and luxurious texture. Made with a variety of yarns (acrylic and wool), this wrap will give you a light snugly layer as well as looking amazing.
This design won Best Overall in the Design Wars challenge and the crochet pattern can be found in Ravelry if you’d like to make your own wrap. Visit Charissa Ragsdale’s Ravelry design shop for this pattern and more: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/charissa-ragsdale .
THIS IS A CUSTOM ORDER ITEM
This item is made to order, please allow 4-5 weeks for delivery (expedited delivery is available for an additional charge). Your wrap will have slight color variations from the one pictured here, this is a handmade item and the yarns themselves come from different dye batches and have variations of their own.
If you are interested in a different color combination, please contact me and I will gladly work with you.
Pouch, Product Type, Sewn$22.00
A zipper wristlet pouch. Made with bright red “retro” cherries, polka dots and pink backgrounds. This bag is approximately 8″ wide and 7″ high and opens all the way. It also stands alone on a flat 2″ wide bottom and has a detachable wrist strap. The main body is quilted mini white dots on red. The top panels are cherries on pink. Lined with pink polka dot. 100% cotton with polyester batting.