I love sewing. Since life has gotten busier however, squeezing in the time to stitch has been quite a challenge. Aside from training to be an art tutor, I also work part-time as an Early Childhood Teacher. I love art and teaching kids, so my recent involvements are blessings I thank God for. However, that means carving out time to sew has to be a more conscious effort. While Lazy Daisy (above) attributes her slow sewing to the art of putting things off, mine is a case of needing time management skills.
Here are a few things I intend to apply so I can return to my sewing room — which you can try to find time to do your crafting:
• Get up an hour earlier. Instead of staying in bed, checking FB updates on you iPad, use this time to get focused, pray and organise your day. When you write down what you NEED to do early on, you get to assign your hours more efficiently instead of frittering them away doing mindlessly.
• Tidy up your craft space. Mine – which is in a little room by the garage – looks like a bomb site at the moment. I’ve scheduled time to clean it up today, and will show you how well I’ve done later this week. That’s a promise!
• Find books to inspire you with new projects. Right now, I’m perusing Jane Monk’s Tangle Stitches: For Quilters and Fabric Artists. It combines the illustration style of Zentangling – drawing with patterns – with my favourite medium of needle and thread.
• Just start. Simply being surrounded by fabric, thread and craft supplies have a way of stimulating my artistic sensibilities. That will happen to you too! No matter how simple a project seems, do it. Do one thing to get you into the groove of crafting again.
Then tell/show me what you’ve created.