Last weekend, I had this panicky moment when I realized I hadn’t made anything I could share this week. Life (code word for kids) put a hold on my creative endeavors and what I did manage to make was for Project Run and Play. I also knew that I would be pressed for time this week too. And in the coming weeks. And that my plans for PRP were ambitious so every second I would have would be spent on that.
(Insert question about my sanity here. I mean, why would I spend so much time on a competition that I’m only sewing along to? For one, the prompts are inspiring. For two, the tight deadlines mean that I hustle and get things done. There are so many great sew alongs with creative themes: The Monthly Stitch, Crafting Con… I’ve tried participating there but I’ve found that, given a whole month, I procrastinate too much and end up not making anything. PRP doesn’t leave me much time so I get more done. That combination is so precious. I always have a million ideas floating around in that brain of mind but without the pressure of the deadline, I spend my time making rather than creating. Creating requires more energy so simply making tends to feel more productive.)
Back to that panicky moment. So I have nothing to show, no pictures. But I did want to write because I’ve had a few happy crafting moments this past week.
- E wants leg warmers like the ones I made V (you’ll see them next week). She’ll have to wait a bit but she’ll get some.
- I’m getting really close to finding the right settings to make my serger play nice with my machine knits! (Tighten up the looper tensions.)
- I drafted a blouse for E and it fits! I used the sloper from Pattern Making for Kids’ Clothes and made all the modifications. I usually just mess around with a pattern until I get what I want but this one is (almost) all me!
I know it may not seem like much but these three things are giving me the energy to keep going. That, and E seems excited about what I’m making her despite my not asking her opinion about anything.
And Monday, there will be pictures of something I made!