Monday, July 28, 2008

Branching out

One of the things I really enjoy is creating these little stitchery pillows. The one in this picture is inspired by my love of birds and it is one of my very favorites because it captures the spirit of creativity...branching out. We all spend so much time TRYING to come up with creative ideas, but they flow so much better when you just stretch yourself a little and see what happens.

In the spirit of branching out, I am taking a poll to see what you think I should do. Please vote. I would love to know where you think my energy is best spent!

13 comments:

kath@retromantic antiques said...

these are so cute I'm sure others would like to make these not just buy the ready made ones. k

Patricia said...

That is adorable and would love to see more of these little pillows. As far as where your energies should go, they should be following your heart. That is what I would most like to see. If it makes you happy, it will make other people happy.

Pat

Susan said...

You know I would say finish it! Who has time to use a pattern?????
Susan

Michelle M. May said...

Hey there dw. I personally like handmade things. I do think you should follow your heart like Patricia said. However, people do like to make stuff too so what about a kit? Just thinking.
Hugs,
Michelle dw

Inka Thomas said...

There's my pillow!!!! I love it. I have the pair in wing back chairs in front of my fireplace in the living room. he he.
Later girlfriend.
Inka

Noelle Garrett Designs said...

Very nice Cathy, I say sell them and also a kit. It would be fun to put one together as well!
Carrie

Cottage Flair said...

What a darling pillow. It is so simple and so sweet. Perfect balance.
Jennifer

Lilli Blue said...

I think the pillow is talking to you. I know if you do the things you enjoy the most the energy around the item makes it sell itself.Go with what brings you the most pleasure.
Lilli

Silena said...

Hi Cathy, your little bird pillow is just as cute as can be. How about a set of them or just a matching pillow for a pair.... A kit is a good idea and if you like to design, how about selling just the designs. I know I love to embroider and have purchased designs just because I love them and hope to embroider them one day. Like Pat says, if it makes you happy....then it is the right path to take!!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Carolyn!

The pillow is so sweet! I love it. Since you love birds I would definitely create more of what you love. I also think that a kit would be a great idea too. I can't wait to see more pretty pillows like that one!
XOXO
Janet
Janets Creative Pillows

Miniature Patisserie Chef said...

The stitchery pillow is lovely! I always follow my heart when it comes to creating. I never know where it will lead me to! But I am sure that yours will definitely lead you to greater heights!

Pei Li

SoCal Helene said...

Hi Cathy,
Thank you for visiting my blog. Let me know if you ever need a Rooster at your house, I have the goods!! I think you should follow your heart and do what makes you happy. The design could be used in so many different ways appliqu├ęs on totes / bags, wall hangings, curtains panels, valances just to mention a few…..
Helene
www.sistersgiftcompany.com

Shabby Shan said...

Carolyn,
Thank you for visiting my blog. I really like your pillow. I think you should sell a kit to make them as well as the finished pillow.
Good luck with what ever you decide to do!

Shannon

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