My Head. That is the answer. I am constantly on the lookout for new patterns and handbag ideas. Then I lose sleep at night, trying to figure out how they will come together. Then I get up and try it on some scraps the next day. That's it :)
It is my "not so fancy, but works for me" design process. It is actually my favorite part of my business.
|Some works in progress. Notice the sticky notes?|
I'd be lost without them!
Designing my next product and holding it in my hands. Some things work beautifully. Some things are labeled "one of a kind". They are labeled one of a kind, usually because they were so difficult to put together that I never want to do it again!
|OOAK: in other words, cute, but super hard for me to put together :)|
But that's where my creative process gives me some freedom. Sometimes I will stop a design, only to pick it up with a new idea a few months later. When making one thing, it gives me a great idea for another. And so on.
|I loved the ruffle I put on this wristlet so much, it inspired me to think bigger...|
|So I added a few more, and came up with...|
|THIS! Who says less is more?!?!|