From the studio { April }

May 2, 2015

studio view april 1April 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.

Cake✔️Tea✔️Hexagons✔️ Chatter✔️ It's Sewing Bee time.

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!

Regram from @thatkat of my Tiles mini quilt that I made her after seeing a picture she posted on IG last year. This has cheered me up

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?

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  • Reply Elizabeth Rebecca May 3, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    Some gorgeous pictures – it looks like an amazing April.

    Lizzie Dripping

    • Reply Kelly May 10, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      It really was a lovely April. May could be better, although today the sun is shining.

  • Reply Archie The Wonder Dog May 3, 2015 at 3:16 pm

    I love your hexy flowers and the centre embroidered hexy is a brilliant idea!

    P.S. I’m sure I left a comment when I read this post the other day (when you tweeted a link) but I can’t see it – I hope I’m not inadvertently leaving a duplicate comment!

    • Reply Kelly May 10, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Isn’t it great? I cannot wait to see it all together and finished. I love the little embroideries and they are fun to do.

  • Reply PhotoPuddle May 4, 2015 at 8:08 am

    Sorry to hear you have lost your sewing mojo hope you find it again soon. I’ve kind of lost my running mojo in recent months. It come and goes. I think I am having problems with confidence though. Hoping a few races I have coming up will help.

    • Reply Kelly May 10, 2015 at 4:13 pm

      Yes I think a target or a deadline really helps. I had to get back to it this week as I had something that I needed to make for someone else and I quickly found my groove again.

  • Reply Emma Thompson May 4, 2015 at 10:50 am

    Hello I found your via Lily’s Quilts small blog meet up. Fab mini quilt very kind friend. Sometimes trying something new can inspire me or even trying out a new presser foot for my machine. I’m a quilter but recently I’ve got back into dressmaking – using the free Sorbetto Pattern by Collette Patterns it’s nice and simple for a quilter like me !

    • Reply Kelly May 10, 2015 at 4:12 pm

      Oh I hadn’t seen that pattern I might give that a try. Thank you for visiting and your comment.

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