My biggest problem growing up was always my inability to finish whatever sewing project I'd started. Recently I worked it out what the problem was: Most of the projects I've attempted previously haven't been very functional, so I lost interest. Cross stitch or embroidery pictures or toys. Last October, inspired to make a baby present for my pregnant friend, I started thinking more about sewing and found some interesting blogs and books and it just went from there.
As I'm getting more confident with my sewing I'm branching out a bit more - coming up with a concept and THEN working out how to do it, rather than finding something I like and making it my own. I've discovered that it's ok to have a short attention because you don't have to spend 30 hours on something to make it look good.
I had quite a few projects on the go leading up to Christmas which I'd eventually like to retrospectively add to this blog, just so I can see my improvement over the months.
So, still to come (in order of my confidence level, but not necessarily the order in which they'll be posted)
- Paintbrush storage for my other buddy, Kat
- A little reversible apron for my buddy, Ozelm
- A sun hat to protect my delicate, pale skin
- A messenger bag to replace my falling-to-bits work bag
- Comfy black pants