Well 2013 hasn’t been full of sewy goodness like id hoped. In fact it hasn’t been full of anything really. Typical me! Good job I don’t make New Years resolutions!
Snow has arrived here in England and so has the gloomy look on people’s faces. Bad weather disrupts everything here…
However I’m feeling happy and inspired (this is me most of the time). I may not have sewn for over 2 weeks but I have been reading all of your lovely blogs, chatting on twitter and generally loving the little sewing community I’m hoping to be apart of.
Chatting to one of my twitter friends @FreddievonFred and she was saying how she tries to do one sewing related thing a day. I mean I could do that too, right?… Wrong! I’ve been intending to so this for the last week – its not that I haven’t got the material, the patterns or the inspiration. I don’t even think it’s the drive that’s missing. Honesty lets me tell you that its fear, fear of failing. The difficulty of being self-taught, the terminology, the need to understand quicker than I’m able to. After a long day at work my brain is too fried for me to take any new information on board!
A blog I’ve completely fallen in love with is @ReFashionista_ http://www.refashionista.net I feel so inspired and capable when I read her blog its unreal! And the fact she actually wears her creations out of the house is amazing!!! I don’t think id ever be that confident in my sewing skills to be able to wear something to a girls night out with confidence that it wouldn’t fall apart on the dance floor.
But that’s what my new journey is about, It’s supposed to be about me learning to sew and being confident in myself enough to say ‘yes I made this’ – without telling the person asking that yes I made it… but I messed up on the zip and if you look really close at the seam it’s totally wonky and I’m sure there’s a hole in there somewhere.
As a whole I’m a very happy and content person I have no clue why I have this insecurity when it comes to sewing.
So I’m accepting the challenge, it’s going to take time and some major pep talks but one day I’m going to be a smiley, helpful, happy and confident part of the sewing community!
Now where’s that fabric….