35 things i love about shawn
san francisco, you are wacky and lovely and everything a girl dreams of. you are old ladies with blue nail polish and sewing machine tattoos. you are well behaved but incredibly curious children. you are golden gate park and amazing burritos from the mission. you are friendly, always. you are flaky pastries bought at midnight in north beach. you are cold, in a really good way, in august. you are women who dress without a care in the world. you are that glorious fog that makes you even more mysterious and appealling. you are also, like so many crushes, entirely unattainable.
renegade is around the corner and i have yet to pack, i haven't even made a list of what i need to pack. i'm just kind of not ready. as usual. this summer there's no excuse though. its not like i have a job competing for my attention. nope. its more like i am LOVING making new things so much i can't stop.
sometimes an idea rattles around in my head for a really long time before i actually thread the needle and start sewing. i doodle. i daydream. i wonder if what's in my head can really be made. and then i stay up way too late once i finally decide the idea's time has come. that's what happened last night.
months ago i bought myself one of these oh so lovely feather headbands. i love the shape of it. and it got me thinking about my fascinators and how to make something that looked like this with my beloved yoyos. what size yoyos would i use? would i do a solid color or use different colors? how would i overlap them? so, i sketched. and played with yoyos. and sketched some more. last night it finally clicked.