Saturday, June 2, 2012

small projects sew along {what I learned about my sewing style}

I took part in small projects sew along organized by AmandaJean thinking it might be a great way to keep me on track and stick to my list of projects that really needed to be done.

Well, it's the end of the month and I'm not that impressed. There are only 3 projects I was able to check off my list.

And this is what my list looks like now.

* camera strap
* duffel bag
* apron
* pincushion + thread catcher
* sofa armrest pincushion
* guitar strap
* new pillow covers for our bedroom
* 2 bags for my daughters' ice skates
* scrappy pillow for a friend
* if I'm crazy enough, apple pincushions for my children's teachers

I know, pathetic, right? But, this whole sew along helped me realize that it's not that I was not sewing this month, the problem is my not sticking to the list. Want to see what I mean? This is the mosaic of small projects I finished this month that were NOT on the list.

Clearly, I sew things on a whim. And you know what, for now I'm going to be OK with that. Sewing is my hobby, after all, and I want it to be enjoyable all the time. So, I'm still keeping my list to help me remember what my priorities should be. But, if I feel like hand sewing stuffed animals for my children and not making an apron (which I really, really need and refuse to buy it) then be it.

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend full of fun, enjoyable activities.



  1. Good reminder to me too! Beautiful projects!

  2. Great finishes! And unless it's a major deadline, sew what you're in the mood to do. I think you're right - it should be enjoyable all the time. Sometimes we just need to relax and be at peace with ourselves.

  3. I absolutely agree with you. When I become dominated by my lists, it just isn't so much fun anymore. I'm working on balance in this area...

  4. I love your sewing style. and love your finishes..... there is something about summertime that makes me want to finish projects, personal projects that is! I sew enough gifts and holiday presents throughout the year. Summer is my time to get stuff sewn! Thanks for this nice post.

  5. Love your colourful projects! I find it hard to stick to a list too, but it does help keep me on track:)

  6. I love what you were able to get accomplished this month- whether on not they started out on the list.

  7. Thanks for sharing. This is thought provoking for me. I am not sure I have the same problem- I don't often come up with finishes, but I do have lots of ambition to start projects.

  8. Great finishes, Svetlana. Your projects are always so beautiful and inspiring. As for lists... I can relate... I find my list is often more like a guideline. I don't strictly stick to it and often wander into new projects because of some inspiration striking me (I can't ignore inspiration... lol).

  9. All your makes are fab :o) I keep a 'got to do' list, with core things like bee blocks, pressies and any blog hops etc I've signed up to host a day for, but anything else is 'off-list' so I don't feel too pressured!


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