Day 18 of #marchmeetthemaker is for Mistake or Lesson and day 20 is for Design Process. I'll cover both of those in this post. 🦄🦓🦄🦓🦄🦓🦄🦓🦄🦓🦄🦓I used to make everything I thought of and also lots of things that I thought other people would like. That was a mistake. It was unwieldy as I decided to change from just making stuff to also selling things At some point I also realized that I'm happiest when I make things I love, so I don't make things just because someone else likes them. I've narrowed my range and added new items carefully. I have also learned to trust my instincts on fabric choice and combinations. As for my design process, I have learned to note things as I think of them and then I spend some time thinking about how I want it to work and sizing and related questions. I also take notes as I make my prototype. This helps me to refine the process and duplicate it. My handy @leuchtturm1917 dot grid book is for current ideas and notes on custom orders and supplies and whatever else pops into my head. The @chroniclebooks for grid book is for finalized designs with exact measurements and step by step instructions. I can pick it up after a year of not making something and get right to work.