Sunday, March 16, 2014

Run So You Can Play

My sister a-ster is very creative.  If you don't believe me, just look at her blog,  callajaire, once and you will be blown away.  She's always done things "her own way" while I've always been tied to a pattern and I follow the directions to a T.

That's the biggest difference in our creativity.  She has that mind that can map things out and convert numbers to make things work.   She can make what she sees in her head.   I have the mind that follows the pattern and fakes it because I can never produce what I see in my head.  I see amazing things up there, but the translation to what I my hands can produce gets lost along the way.  She, on the other hand, has excellent translators in there.

She always breaks designing rules, while I break them once in a while and feel like I have to run around high fiving everyone that I let my own creativity take over.

She uses her serger like it's meant to be used.  I use mine to make things look pretty, but I've never used different feet and features like she does.

She uses words like "drafting" and "muslins" in her everyday language.  And she's not talking about Nascar or that cream colored fabric.

She actually has more than one sewing machine in her house.

She does a monthly feature called a "monthly mash up" where you are encouraged to take your favorite patterns and mix them together to create something new and awesome.  I actually did this once when I made this but I don't usually do things like this, so I never link up.

Once l-ster was born, she started cranking out things with her sewing machines that I think might have even surprised her.  At one point, she had upcycled so many of her own clothes to make clothes for l-ster, I thought she might have nothing left in her closet!

She started following Project Run and Play way back when they started their first sew-along (I think there's a better term for it but I'm mentally challenged right now and can't remember) and she sewed along with them.

For the next season, which starts March 24th, she was chosen as an actual competitor and she is so excited.  It's kind of like Project Runway, but without Heidi Klum and the constant cameras in their faces.  It starts very soon and you need to follow so you can see what she and her competitors are up to.

And, you can sew along too, if you're so inclined.

Now that she's "in" she's like a celebrity.  People are all over her on instagram and some of her sewing idols have been in touch.  Her husband came home with champagne when she found out she would be a competitor.

K-ster's like "what's the big deal?  Isn't she just sewing?"

The guys.  They just don't get it.

So, go look at what she has to say here and then make sure you follow her and Project Run and Play so you don't miss out.  If she wins, I might let you shake my hand.

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  1. I don't really get it, either. I don't have a creative/crafty bone in my body.

  2. I'm pretty sure s-ster feels the same way except with a lot more "why aren't the bathrooms clean?" thrown in.


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