Friday with Friends
Each Friday I will introduce you to Authors, Artists, Musicians, Coaches, and more. This week Love Struck Creations takes center page.
I joined a Facebook group at the invitation of Coline Harmon Walther, the founder of Virtual Virtuoso and Friends Networking. There I met Kristina, a woman I admire because she’s following her passion. She’s a sewing artist with a creative product line, one of a kind, Homemade Designs.
Please meet Kristina!
If you were to come into what I call my sewing studio, you would find fabric covering my table and chairs, hundreds of pins stuck in my pin cushion, multiple pairs of scissors, my sewing machine ready in its place, a hot cup of tea and of course, a jar of Nutella with a spoon lying by its side.
That image is what I call a perfect work environment; a crazy, organized mess where I get to do one of the things I love and am so utterly passionate about.
I work a full time job during the day but my nights and weekends are all about doing work for my small business, Love Struck Creations. Only that work, doesn’t feel like work, what it feels is right.
6:30 am on Saturday morning rolls around and I’m already up with my tea kettle on. I assess my mess of a table making my plan of attack for my day. It will usually involve focusing on a few different products, having a goal to keep up with my inventory.
I spend a good amount of time choosing the fabrics I want to use for a product. I’m picky when going through the endless amounts of fabric I have. There’s a lot to think about and I try to think of it all. By having a sense of the person, the woman, I sew for; I’m able to pick the prints that will make her fall in love with it.
When fabric has been carefully chosen, I spend a while measuring, cutting & pinning all my pieces before I begin to actually sew. It’s like a well-oiled dance, choreographed to perfection. Then my sewing machine turns on and I listen to its steady hum as it pieces the fabric together. My mind focuses on the task at hand, excited to move to the next steps, to add the finishing touches and be amazed that the vision I had in my head is now sitting in front of me.
It’s a beautiful thing, translating what I have in my head to something tangible, something I can run my fingers over and smile about. I really look at all my pieces I make, proud of what I have been able to teach myself over these past 2 years, what I have learned from it all.
I take pride in each piece, large or small, because I have worked hard to get where I am. I feel that sewing and that what I am building are some of the missing pieces to the puzzle of who I am. When I sit with my sewing machine at the table, I see my future not the utter mess others see. It’s the opportunity and excitement that will keep me moving forward with Love Struck Creations. I’m ready for endless possibility.
Founder of Love Struck Creations
Linda here. I hope you enjoyed a peek into Kristina’s world. The holidays are coming. Are you in need of a special handmade gift to show someone one how much you care? Check out Kristina’s wine totes, note cards and gift suggestions.