April was the month of school holidays and Nearly New Sale and Mr C being away and that in turn equaled no sewing time. I only went to the studio 3 times in April and not at all in the first two weeks. Bananas.
I think I feel a bit lost with my sewing at the moment. Really unfocussed. It is ages since I made anything to sell. I love making gifts for friends and just being there but I also feel like I should be doing more. I have enjoyed starting to make more clothes and completed a second Fancy Sailor Top this month (I haven’t managed a picture yet) but I get frustrated as I don’t think I am skilled enough and think I could do better. I have a problem with my machine and although I have cleaned it out a couple of times it still persists. I think it is time to give it some TLC and a service but I would rather spend the money on fabric.
I wish i could put my finger on the problem, but I don’t think that it is just sewing I think that I am just feeling a bit like this about life in general – lacking in enthusiasm and optimism. I need a good kick up the bottom I think. Or at least I need to FOCUS.
Typically, on the occasions I did sew I forgot to take a photo. I made a set of two drawstring bags for a friend’s birthday. I made my new top, it is in the wash now, I will share when I wear it again.
I am working on a hand sewing project at home, and when I go to places like the Brighton Sewing Bee each month. This picture was taken there this month.
One thing that completely cheered me up was receiving these pictures from Kat. I will do a proper post on this quilt and the whole process as it is one of the things that I am most proud of but seeing it out in the wild made me so happy!
Isn’t it amazing? I want to make a big one but quarter square triangles weren’t my favourite I have to admit.
What do you do when you feel you are lacking in sewing mojo? How do you get yourself out of a sewing funk?