Take your pick to what you want to title this post.
You see, they all apply. I thought this coat, my third attempt (hence 3 Strikes and You're Out) was my sure bet into Project Run and Play, but now I think it's time to bow out gracefully. I was so sure this time around that I was even composing my "Go Vote For Me" blog post in my head. For the other auditions for season 4 and 5, I could easily pick out the outfits that would make it to the top 5 and it usually didn't include mine. This time around though, I thought my coat and outfit stood out in craftsmanship and originality. A lined wool coat was right up there on my list with boys 3 piece suit and wedding dress on 'when I can make this I'm really an accomplished seamstress'. However, I guess I needed a dose of humility (hence Piece of Humble Pie) and I got it. Really, it comes down to the fact that I have no clue to what the judges are looking for (compare my coat to the audition coat of the gal who went on to win season 5). Why does it matter you ask? Well there are really 2 things in my life right now that I kind of put my heart and soul into, that would be raising my kids and my sewing/creating. The first doesn't quite offer the validation of having completed something and done a good job until years in the future. Sewing on the other hand has some instant gratification. I create because I love to, but it doesn't hurt to have someone say, "You made that? That is so beautiful." Being a designer in PR&P was kind of the pinnacle of that gratification. See, it's kind of a pity party too.
Now, moving on.
I'll probably play along with the weeks that really inspire me, but I don't have it in me to do every week. I've got some ideas for the future and I'd like to see them into fruition.
Right now, it's on to Christmas creating. I have one more wool coat, this one for Sophia, sitting at my sewing machine, Christmas Eve pjs, 2 pairs of ballet leggings to knit, and 2 little fold out fabric houses to make all before Christmas.
So check back to see what I'm up to. The coat is going to be another stunner.