Welcome everyone to a new series of posts called the Anxious Makers Collective!
Together with my longtime friend, Haley, of burgeoning costumer’s fame and the blog from the desk of Haley Williams, comes an inside look into our personal design challenges! Haley is in graduate school in Nebraska, and I am halfway across the country forging my way into self employment, but we’ve been sewing and creating together for eight years now, and this doesn’t seem like the time to stop! So we’re making it a whole big thing, otherwise we will probably forget. Because that is the way.
We both have a miles-long list of all the things we want to make or finish or start or explore, but so far personal projects have taken a back seat to all the school and the work and such. But the time has come. We say, No More. Because we want to make stuff. And we can’t be stopped. We both suffer from severe-ish anxiety, and thought that it might be helpful to get some of these things we have floating around in our heads into real life, and document them for posterity. Because we’ll probably be making some pretty significant breakthroughs in the Fine Arts world. So here we go! We’re combining our lists, and giving ourselves a new topic or genre of craft or clothing or design (whatever! we’re diverse in our pursuits) each week or month, and seeing what we can make!
Our first topic will take the last two weeks of September, and though we have a ton of massive projects to get started with, we thought we’d give ourselves a slow and easy start. So, we have chosen our first assignment: Knit a Thing. We’re trailblazers. What can we say.
I’ve already been cracking the skulls of my new knitting needles, making several tiny scarves for tiny dog necks. I will actually be expanding my half of our first creative order of business to include Making Things for Dogs. Because guess what, gentle reader. I am getting a dog on Saturday. A live human dog! I am just a bundle of nerves about it. That is what I have been these past two months. A bundle of dog nerves. Let’s hope that the Anxious Makers Collective will help me work through some anxiety.
Let’s all pray for me.
and the dog.
especially for the dog. God help her.