Hello everyone 🙂 Today, I would like to share my Costuming Dream Board with you. I make dream boards for my personal goals and decided, that I would do one specifically for my blog and Youtube channel this year as well.
If you prefer watching a video, there’s one on my Youtube Channel 🙂
The one, who inspired me to start making dream boards, was Amber Scholl on Youtube. I love that lady, I love her positive attitude, I love how she is able to transfer so much kindness, love and happyness over a screen. She believes in the law of attraction, which is, what the dream board is based on, according to her. I leave it at that, go watch one of her videos, she explains better than me. Here are some links for your convenience
I don’t know, if I believe in things like the law of attraction, I am not informed enough 😉 But what I do believe in, is that I am working much more on my goals when I see them visualized every day. Which is, why I made this costuming dream board this year.
Last year, I did not get much for this blog or my Youtube channel done, that has various reasons, not getting into them, but this year, I would like to change that. I genuinely love the process of creating my costumes, I adore the conversations with you on Social Media, I love writing blog posts, I love making videos.
Well, this is pretty much self-explanatory, but anyways, I want to write about it, so here you go 😛
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I chose pictures, that are more symbolic than a depiction of what I want to be reminded of, you do you, whatever reminds you of your goals works!
Then I cut all the pictures out. I will link all sources of my pictures at the end of this post, btw. I opted for unsplash, which is a page, where photographers upload their art for you to use for free. I did not want to just take pictures from Google, where I would not be sure whether I was allowed to use them or not. This way, if you like a picture, send the artist some love 🙂
My center quote is a Japanese proverb:
We are all fools, whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.
I love this quote. It has various meanings for me, but the most important one is this: I will not let my own insecurity and my fear of potential reactions towards the things I create get in my way this year. Last year, I made many things, that I did not share, but far more weigh the things, I did not even start because I was overthinking what kind of reactions there could be. Eventhough, the reactions of people normally are very positive, I have absolutely no idea, where that insecurity or these ideas came from, but it’s time they go home! I don’t want this in 2020, I love sewing things, so I will 🙂
So, the first thing and right in the middle of the dream board, is my quote for 2020.
I then started to arrange all my pictures around my center quote. I tried to group them a bit, but later rearranged them, so they fit better on the board and do not overlap. But here is my first draft:
Then, I wrote my project goals down on some pieces of paper and rearranged everything on my board.
After I was finally happy, I glued everything down. Unfortunately, eventhough it is my style, it did not really resonate with me, something was missing. I was thinking a bit about it outside of my office and then, I realised: It was missing colour, it was not colourful and happy enough. So I added some colour to my plain project cards 🙂
And that is my dream board 😀 It now lives on my desk and everytime I enter my office / sewing room, I see it 🙂
I’m not going to talk about all my goals and also not too much into detail, but here are some of the things, I would like to achieve (next to my project goals):
As for my projects, I put some on there, but I really hope, I will be able to do more. The projects on my dream board are all projects, that I have planned since quite some time and that I have all the fabric already. Another goal this year is to spend less money on fabric and use, what I have in my stash 😉 The only fabric that I have to buy is some nice lace for my 1910’s dress. I have some, maybe I’ll dye that one, but I do not really like it for this project. But everything else I already have (at least fabric-wise, beads and pearls will not be in that buying ban).
I also recycled some older costumes last weekend, now I have some more nice cotton and cotton velvet that is sitting and waiting in my stash. I have more than enough and I do not want to buy a lot more this year and give myself a budget (for when I am abroad for example :)).
And that is it 🙂 I hope, you enjoyed this post, eventhough there was no sewing at all. I just wanted to share this dream board with you, dream boards help me a lot, maybe, they are also something for you.
Thanks a lot for reading, I wish you a nice evening, night, morning, afternoon, whatever time it is at your place.
PS: In my last post I showed you how I made (or attempted to make) my 1910 Chemise 🙂