Tuesday, 27 January 2015

The new fabric!

...As I was telling you before, January is my supply-gathering season. I'm relieved we're reaching the end of it!

During this last twenty-something days, I bought fabric in France and Ireland, gemstones and findings in Italy and England...I even ordered silver chain from China, because it seems some stuff is so "retro", they don't sell it any longer here!

I know, it's geographically shocking. That's the reason why I call it "gathering season", rather than "tea party"!

Shopping for supplies when you're not a merchant is quite tricky, because you don't have access to the wholesale market, and you need to make the best out of what is at hand.


Anyway, merchant or amateur, the tough part of the deal is probably the same: figuring out what you're going to do, and need; making choices; accepting the possibility you're doing it all wrong!

Before purchasing, you must have planned also downsides and countermeasures, so that if (when?) things get a different direction, you're not going to waste your material. 

...In fact, this never works out!


At the moment, my brain is trying to retain ideas, how-to(s), and utterly imagined products including all the possible variations. Scary, and quite blurry! I think I'm going blue screen in 5, 4, 3...

Well, at least I'm still enthusiast. And you?! How do you deal with all that?! Any suggestion to keep it simple?!

Have a nice week,

Elettra


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