- Set up a sewing/textile work station. I'm thinking of using part of the "dining room" for this.
- Set up a painting work area (though this may be a mostly "on the balcony" sort of thing.
- Work on the commissioned portrait. I need to find the supplies and reference materials, but that's covered in part by bullet #2.
- Sort textile project supplies, which will also include items to be remade into other things. Items needing to be mended will likely go here too, but in a "special" section to get priority (for the most part).
I've wanted to remake various clothing items into new pieces for myself and my family, but kept holding back. There were a number of factors involved: lack of space, lack of time, hesitancy for whatever reason. But the urge has continued to increase. Now I feel I can start. And with the ideas on the sites listed above, I feel nearly ready. The first project I might do, just to flex my "sewing muscles" is to transform a maternity shirt I have into a full outfit for my little girl. I love that shirt because the cotton is soft and the color and fabric design is pleasing. Stripes (which I'm a sucker for) in dark and medium blue. So I am thinking about turning it into ruched leggings (using the tutorial from MADE) and a summer dress with ruffles for my daughter. After that, I might make either a stuffed dragon for my son out selvage cloth, a shirt for him out of one of my old goth shirts, or a fairy outfit for my daughter's Faerie Festival dress out of a pink "special occasion" dress I have and only used a couple times. Or... I can start piecing together a couple toddler quilts for both my kids. As can be seen, I'm still a little undecided. I also plan to make a number of cat toys. :-)
As I posted on Facebook the other day, I've got the "stitch-itch" and I hope to get working on my projects soon. :-)