Well it’s been an embarrassingly long time since my last blog post.. ahem June. The last few months have really whizzed past and, Ill be honest, there hasn’t been a massive amount of sewing! I have got a few unblogged projects to share though, although if you follow me on Instagram you’ll no doubt have seen them by now.
It’s mid-way through November and I’ve realised that I’ve totally failed on all sewing goals this year. So how’s that Vintage Pledge going? Er, I didn’t get started. Winter coat? Nope. Lots of handmade clothes using all the patterns I’ve bought this year? Er… stop asking me questions!
I’ll admit, it’s put me in a bit of funk but it has taught me one thing: stop setting myself goals that I’m likely to fail at. Oh and stop being so hard on myself when I fail to reach the goals I’ve pointlessly set. I feel like this year particularly I’ve gotten so caught up in what other people are sewing and what their output is that I’m a failure if I don’t keep up. This is obviously ridiculous. A hobby shouldn’t be making me feel bad! So going forward I’m just going to sew when I feel like it and that will make me a lot happier. I’m not setting any goals for making certain things and I’m not going to feel like I should buy stuff (fabric, patterns, etc.) because it feels like everyone else is. That sounded more negative than I meant it to, but hopefully you know what I mean; I want to love sewing again!
Something that is making me happy this month is Bimble and Pimble’s Sewvember (#bpsewvember) on Instagram. It’s been really nice to look back through past sewing projects to find photos for each prompt and, as always, I love seeing everyone else’s photos and finding new people to follow on Instagram. If you’re taking part, let me know your IG handle 🙂