Well guys it is finally that time, Fall is approaching! It is almost time for camp fires, cozy sweaters, rainy movies nights ( which always has to include a blanket fort of course), and hot chocolate! Now, I have done plenty of design that are Disney inspired, but I have never really done one that is super overtly Disney themed, with that being said I bring you The Wilderness Explorer Sweater! If you don’t immediately spot why this is Disney related, it is based on Russel’s Boy Scout Troop in the movie UP. I thought what better way to get into the Fall spirit than with a cozy sweater inspired by a movie about finding adventure in the great outdoors! This sweater is super easy to make and works up really fast so you can be cozy in record time!
As fiber artists I think we are pretty much required to love Fall. Don’t get me wrong, I really love making lacy summer garments, but there will always be a special place in my heart for chunky sweaters and fluffy blankets. Personally, I think I love fall because it brings back a lot of fond memories from when I was a kid and somehow makes me feel more comfortable and secure than other seasons.
It is also the time of year when all the best holidays start to roll around, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas are by far my favorite holidays of the entire year. So with all of that being said, I am super excited for Fall to start! I’m still brewing up design ideas and trying to make my brain make the transition to come up with warm patterns rather than ones that help you not melt during the summer.
I have probably mentioned it in passing, but in school I studied Film Production and Cinematography. I loved it then and I love it now, however, the lifestyle that comes with the career was just not for me, if you know anyone who works in the industry you know what i’m talking about haha. Endless hours, minimal pay (if any), you pretty much can’t have a life outside of it if you want to work your way up. Long story short, it just did not work for me. However, it has been difficult to feel like I completely gave up on that dream and to not work on any video formatted projects. That is when I realized I was ignoring a pretty prominent form of content for small businesses and makers. Youtube!
Over these past few months I have been spending a lot of time focusing on how I can expand and improve Casale Crafts. I have come up with a lot of ideas that I am super excited to share throughout the coming weeks! One thing that I know I have needed to crack down on for quite some time now is to take Pattern Testing much more seriously and do it consistently for every pattern. Not going to lie, this realization came after receiving some not so positive feedback about the structure of my pattern not being “traditional”.