I have had a lot of changes in my life recently. And with change, there is always a lot of transition and trying to adapt to the new way of doing things. Because of this, the ways that I am creative day to day and week to week often look different than they did before. I have four kids that I am homeschooling as well as helping my husband with our ministry to families in the US. I don’t usually have dedicated time to do what I would have, in the past, considered creative projects.
One day, I had a revelation. I do something creative every day. I just don’t think of it that way. Whether it is something I cook, or something I do with the kids, or a card I make for a friend, I do creative things. It doesn’t have to be an elaborate project or a year long challenge to count.
I have decided that I want to share something creative I have done every week, even if it is as simple as going to my dance class. I put a lot of creative energy into that, plus I usually do something else that I can share about too.
I have had fabric to make My Princess a dress since spring. I made her an Easter dress, but then I didn’t use any of the rest of the fabric I had. I kept trying to find the perfect way to use it. A week or so ago, I decided to stop fretting about it being perfect and just do it!
I often have the hang up of wanting something to be perfect. I don’t want to use a page in a journal or notebook unless it is going to be exactly what I want it to be. I don’t want to be “wasteful.” The only problem is that I end up being paralyzed into not doing anything at all. You can’t get better at something unless you are willing to practice and make mistakes along the way.
So this dress was a just get it done kind of dress, and it ended up being really cute!
I love using inexpensive t-shirts for the top part of the dress because it eliminates the sleeves step that I am not as comfortable doing. It also makes it a quick project for an afternoon.
So if you are staring at a pile of fabric or a blank page, my encouragement for you today is to just get started! Just do it! It could turn out really great and somebody in your world will love it.