Friday, May 27, 2011

shopping regrets

no, not sad about something I bought,more about what I didn't buy. I found some fabulous pink wool tweed type fabric that would look great as a coat, and then it went on sale for one day at 30%off at global fabrics. I soooo wanted it. But since I'm having to buy storage boxes for my current fabric and works in progress I didn't think I could justify it.

Now I'm thinking I could just give away the material that really doesn't inspire me and then I could justify it.

But I've also promised myself that I wouldn't stay up late trying to fit in sewing while I was in paid work during the day, as i really should be awake for that. Roll on end of contract in June!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

letting go of perfection

Its 10 pm at night and I'm still up - again. Too much to do and so little energy. Feel like I am not finishing anything these days, but then forget that I am also working 11 hour days three days a week - and parenting! I struggled with what this blog should be about - decluttering, family life, sewing. But since its my life, and my blog, I think I'll just make it about me!

So I have a big pile of sewing half done, sitting at the end of the dining table. I had cut out four garments to sew when my new (well, new to me) over locker arrived, but I forgot to plan in some playing time - and the fact that its handy to have the sewing machine out at the same time. Husband R pointed out that perhaps I was taking on too much, so trying not to sew until current work contract is finished.
Have mending to do, material to sort out, and refashioning to be prepared for. I;m hoping that while baby is asleep tomorrow I can go through fabric stash and give away the stuff that I'm not that interested in sewing now that I know a bit more about the whole process. and why spend time refitting something that I;m not sure I'll wear anyway?
Notice how I left the punctuation incorrect at the start of this sentence - it hurts but I'm trying not to go for the exact words to express myself or I'll never get there