Remembering to Crawl Before You Run
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Honestly, I have no idea what I’m doing. Most days I don’t.

I know I have an idea, and I know I want to expand it. I also know that things take time and I don’t want to do too much too fast.

Because that’s how you fail, and get burned out.

I started Scraps and Wraps because I wanted to make boot belts. Actually I wanted to make one specific boot wrap and then expand. But the funny thing is that I haven’t even made that boot wrap yet. And that’s because it’s going to take more expensive fabric and some (okay a lot) of trial and error with the actual design and sewing. But I know once I get it made, it will be pretty dang cool.

But that’s not the point.

The point is that I have IDEAS. So many ideas. I want to upcycle clothing. I want to take simple staple pieces that are played out and boring and add some spice to them.

But I also want to make my own designs. And I’m not talking about shoes.

I want Scraps and Wraps to be a boutique. I want unique and fun styles.

I want comfy ponchos and flowing dresses, and I want leather and studs and sexy skirts. I WANT IT ALL!

But you have to crawl before you walk, and you SHOULD walk before you run. But ya know, what? I’ve never been good at that.

According to my mother I crawled until I was 9 months old and then I stood up and RAN. Forget walking.

It’s how I’ve always approached life, but I have to remember that not everything is a marathon. Running can be great, but it can also burn you out. And since I’m already working full time at a high stress job, I need to make sure I don’t overwork myself and then shut down and never make anything out of Scraps and Wraps.

I think I have a winner here. Do I think I’m going to be making millions? No. And that’s okay with me.

I want to have fun and be creative and make something of my own.

And I think I’ve got some good ideas.

So, even though I’ve spent the last few days buying fabric and sewing ponchos and t-shirts and skirts, I need to remember that I’m doing those things to see if I can do them. And if they end up looking the way I thought they would, and then I have to see if anyone else likes them.

If not, it’s a waste of time and I need to shelf those ideas that don’t translate.

I’m in the crawling stage right now.

Figuring out what’s going one, finding my footing.

Once I get a bit of balance I can start walking. Or maybe, at that point, things will take off and I’ll have to run, just like I did as a baby.

Only time will tell with Scraps and Wraps.

I hope you join me on the journey.

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