Monday, March 14, 2011

Rockin' Rainbow Pants and other news

I'll show you the pants in a moment. The news is NOT that I'm pregnant. Because if you know me, you'd know that I have no intention of having any more children. I like my two very much.

My news is that I am going back to working outside the home. I'm going to work "school hours" a couple of days a week. These would have been days when I would have been doing willow & moo work. I am not stopping willow & moo, but I'm not expanding it either. Any one who crafts for money would know how it can be all consuming. And most items that I make require multiple steps to create whether it's cutting, tying, dyeing, embroidery, stitching on embellishments, sewing. Every time I start to think about doing a market on my own, I find the thought overwhelming. So I'm going to try to balance it all. Having a job where I can work a couple of days a week with a definite amount of money frees me up to be more creative and to have more joy in what I create. This is good for everyone.

willow & moo is going to be similar to when I was doing the renovations and doing mainly custom orders. From time to time I will make things for the Etsy shop, but most of the new listings will be for custom slots. Please feel free to email me with requests too!

If you've read this far, here's some eye candy. For a while I'd been thinking about making rainbow pants, not leggings. I was pretty sure that the Farbenmix Oona pattern would give me the look that I was after. Oona pants have a slight flare at the bottom of the leg. They remind me of the Ottobre "Jump" pants. The pants are made from a French terry type fabric which contains spandex.
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Mollie wanted to wear them to school today, but I told her that she would be too warm in them. I'm wondering if 25 (deg C), will be cool enough tomorrow. Then again as we head into autumn, she'll have lots of opportunity to wear them in a few weeks time.

12 comments:

♥Fliegepilzli♥ said...

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Steffi said...

Youzr Molly looks very beautiful in her outfit!

Karen said...

That's great Sara - I hope it helps you to be able to enjoy your creating and not feel pressured to 'make more money' from it.
Love the pants!
My girls wore their rainbow skirts to a Playschool concert today and I saw lots of Mum's admiring them.

michal said...

This is an eye candy indeed!
and also, I get what you mean about work hours, it helps! Good luck!

Theresa Samiramina said...

so adorable! i love the colors!

Tanya said...

those photos look really fun. that's a big thing Sara, I hope you are excited and that you enjoy this new stage x Tan

The Handmaden said...

Looove them!!

SpiralStone said...

LOVE the new pants! I think I'll need to order some for winter :)

toadstooldots said...

Oh, Sara, what for good news. I wish you good luck with your new job!!!

Clodagh a.k.a. Isra said...

are you excited and a maybe a little nervous? All the best Sara.

Cath said...

Sara, Love those pants! See you Saturday...

Kate said...

I love those pants so much! Just fabulous.
Good luck moving on with this new stage in your life. I hope it is most satisfying.