This is good advice, but I don't always follow it-especially when it comes to an unpleasant project. Today I was good and went down to the basement to clean and organize. I was rewarded for my effort when I found this cute red and white apron that I bought quite a while ago, but could never find due to my basement "dis-organization". So after I worked, I started to play.
I was thrilled when I found this dress form at the antique mall. She seems to have had a hard life and may have even survived a fire? But she's still beautiful, right?
Beautiful or not, she could use something to wear. I have an apron cut out to sew, but just haven't had time to make it. I had an idea for a quick fix. I took a leftover piece of fabric and draped it around her neck, added the red and white apron, and she was ready for her debut.
Sometimes it really does pay to work before you play.