Friday, 27 March 2009
Oh, um, of course ...
A big giant huge overwhelming wholesale order had me in a bit of a tizz, which made me stop and think, despite myself - run around in small enough circles for long enough, you'll eventually realise you're not really moving!
The thought of printing more than enough fabric, then cutting it up and sewing it, was debilitating... until it dawned on me: cut out the pieces first, be sure there are enough, and then print them. Duh! Suddenly the whole thing turned into quite a pleasure, working through little organised piles of stuff, rearranging them, putting things aside on the 'finished' pile. I played around with prints and colours, coming up with new ones too. I'm making enough for the order, and a few extra, so there'll be a shop update next week.
This article on how your brain comes up with good ideas sort of explains why panicking to the point of paralysis helps you think. And why panicking isn't really necessary.