For what seems to be my whole life I have, at times, felt inadequate, and oppressed, because all I ever wanted was to have fun. Yes, fun. In primary school I was a regular fixture at the director's office, in high school as well. Not because I was 'mean' to other kids (although I must also confess to having been mean to a few kids in my youth and to this day I still feel very sad about that) I was often visiting the director's office because I was having too much fun and it was disturbing others. Later, while in competitive sport, I remember being shunned by some coaches because I was having too much fun and I was not serious enough. This pattern as followed me all the way to adulthood where I always feel the need to inject fun in everything I do. So much so that I ended up 'needing' to leave my 'too serious' of a day job to become a full time fun seeker!!
I have understood why having fun is so important to me through therapy and deep soul searching. Fun is a way to combat stress and anxiety, as well as, a way to stay young at heart. Since I am anxious by nature, fun for me balances my psychic Today I can say that I feel free to be who I want to be: a fun loving person who loves to have...you guessed it, fun!!
Fun for me is like breathing, I believe it should be a part of everything we do. I think that the lack of fun is the cause of many illness in our modern world. I feel that my life's mission is to help people see that having fun will make them feel healthier and happier. I know very well that there is a time and place for everything however I also know that there is nothing wrong with having fun in everything we do. Leaders especially have be able to nurture fun behavior as it will ultimately equal to success. That said, its important to distinguish between the 'good' fun and the chemicly enhanced fun. As kids we don't need any substance to have fun and it turns out as adults neither however for many reasons too many times we feel we must use 'something' in order to have fun. This screws up everything in the process. I suggest you try simple fun, like making stuff! You won't believe how great you'll feel!
quelle belle expérience! J’ai rârement vue autant de beau et gentils monde rassemblés sous un même toit (?) Ou peut-être devraije dire ancienne garre de train. L’endroit, TECHNOPOLE ANGUS à l’est de l’iles de Montréal est un charmant petit coin a découvrir, j’ai adoré!
La première journée c’est Joe Beagle qui est venue me tenir compagnie. Il est resté sous ma table pour une bonne partie de la journée. Il a amusé les petits et les grands.
La deuxième journée, c’était autour du laresseux à venir m’aider. Il est resté là sur le mur bien tranquille.
You can get a yard of Sosfdesigns 3d cartoon fabric at spoonflower with all these colors or pick a yard of the same color. You can also purchase just the fat quarter size which is one bag. Once you have the fabric, you use the 'drawing' of the bag as your front panel to sew up your bag. You can make it a simple tote bag or a back pack.
The end result will look a little like this!
WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR SPOONFLOWER CHEATER YARD?
Make covers for your old IKEA rectangle cushions! You know the ones that have seen better days. Sizes are always approximatly 12 by 24 inches.
Also for those new to Spoonflower or that have not been there is a while, they now have this great fill-a-yard tool where you can, well, do excatly that: combine fabric to fill your yard! I'm a big fan.
Its often referred to as 'cheater quilts' because you can combine fabric without sewing it together as you would a quilt. It can also be used for many different project. In this video I'll show you one of the things you can make with your yard!
I know that a very important aspect of being in the business of making and selling is taking great pictures of the stuff you are trying to showcase. Its one more apect of the process that is time consuming and also can be expensive depending on which route one takes. Well, here at Sofs Designs we have seen an evolution in these aspects.
At first we started with little 'extra' time and a small budget so all our photos where taken with a good old iphone 4 ! (this was about 6 years ago so the iphone 4 was old but not as old as it is today!) Here's an example of the result:
Depending on the natural lighting available and the time to wait for the appropriate natural light, the pictures as you can see ended up quite grainy and the tint somewhat 'yellow'.
As I progressed with making more things, I still used an iphone but upgraded to an SE iphone. A better camera but still not 'professional' looking images. The thing with using an iphone is that its so simple and you can use your pictures on the same device for uploading to social media and sellers plateform like the etsy seller app. Its so quick and convinient BUT the images are not necessarly the best. Here's an example:
It definitly looked better. Notice the fact that we take many of the pictures outside allows for more natural light. These pictures however are pretty small in terms of pixels and resolution so they look ok when previewed on a small scale like an app but start looking quite grainy fast when printed or viewed on a bigger screen.
Just recently, (I am so thrilled!), I purchased a DSLR Canon 80d and althougth I have still lots to learn, the images I will have will start to look more professional and beautiful. Here's an example (and this stays beautiful even when on large prints):
Maker, owner, diy enthusiast, designer, artisan... Sofs is actively engaged in the pursuit of making it happen.