First of all thanks a lot for all your kind, enthusiastic, sensible and sensitive comments on my last two posts. I found it very interesting to share some of my story with you and hear your thoughts and experiences about the subject. And so nice to hear from so many of you! Of course as a blogger you're always a bit curious who's reading, and while I already knew that announcing giveaways is a helpful (& personally I think also slightly tricky) way to hear from more from the people who visit your blog, I now know that there's another one: announcing babies! Hmm, I must find a credible way to keep announcing new babies every week... ;)
Anyway, back to creative business. Personally I'm pretty good at starting a lot of new projects and then not finishing them. A while ago I enthusiastically started screenprinting on fabric, and I immediately saw lots of possibilities: a teatowel collection, pillow covers, clothes... But I quickly learned that if you want to do that, the screenprinting itself is only one of the challenging parts of the whole thing: you also need to sew everything, find the right fabrics, check the quality of the fabric and ink after laundry... And somehow somewhere in the middle of that whole process I lost my interest, or maybe I just lost the disciplin to do it all properly. So now all my screenprinted fabric and teatowels still lie in a corner of my studio, washed but not ironed, let alone sewn. And I decided to give the whole project a rest, and for now just stick to enjoying other people's beautiful products made of screenprinted fabric. Like the lovely products sold by etsy shop Robin & mould. And you know, often when you buy something that's beautiful and creative you find yourself thinking: I want to start working on something like this myself as well. But sometimes, especially when you know how much work it can be, you just happily think: I'm glad I can buy this beautiful product without having to make it myself... (who knows, maybe I can blame pregnancy for this creative laziness?)
All the images in this post are of Robin & Mould products, check out their shop for more information!