I’ve been getting into my bad old habits of saying ‘yes’ to things, forgetting I can say ‘no’; instigating things and not taking care of myself quite as much as I should do. I came across a couple of articles people had posted on facebook recently. On similar lines. This one on play, and this one on being busy/ cramming in too much. They both kind of resonate.
In the first one, I thought that for me, sometimes the danger of chilling out (and this is going to sound stupid), is that when I do, the creative juices flow and I come up with various ideas. I sometimes don’t like getting new ideas, if I haven’t got time to do anything with them! The trick seems to be to create enough space in life, to be able to have time for these ideas; linked with the ability to have them but not feel bound to do every single one!! Especially not immediately.
And with the second article, I too have enjoyed ‘facebook fasts’ and often learnt unexpected things about myself or with my interaction with that site. I think I’ve gone past (or am currently not in) the place of feeling I am missing out on something all the time – kind of wondering what friends / others are up to and why I’m not included! Rather, feel content with who I am and what I’ve got going on. And being kind to myself and allowing myself space and time to just chill out- might be on my own, but that is fine. Particularly as an introvert, I need my alone time to re-energise and rest.
I’m looking forward to a quiet, chilled out weekend, on the whole. Y’never know, I might even do a bit of crafty creations if I’m in the mood!
I found this cheat’s way to make mitred corners for a tea towel for a friend. This method just involves ironing, cutting and pinning the corners. Rather than ironing, SEWING, cutting and repinning. I couldn’t quite figure out from the links in my previous post, where to sew exactly. I think the tricky thing is that sewing is always a bit inside out and requires some specialist lateral thinking. And with spacial awareness not being one of my strong points, it may take me some time to comprehend the inside-out- thinking and realise exactly where to sew.
Generally, despite my sewing on the underside looking particularly scrappy, I was pleased with the end result. Or, more to the point, the recipient was. Check out her wonderful website here: I especially like the shop section!
I thought I’d posted this on Saturday.. But it must have got stuck somewhere somehow!
Ten minutes before I was due to leave today, I decided to press on an make a house warming present for a friend – a tea towel. Something I’ve been itching to do for a while. Yes, it was probably a bad decision, as I ended up leaving twenty minutes after I’d planned to arrived. But it was a conscious choice not to go empty handed. I followed a simple tutorial instruction. & Ended up with one I gave away – sorry no worthwhile photo to show!
Next time, I’ll try and remember to top stitch along the ‘right’ side of the fabric for a better finish. & Am tempted to try mitred corners. But I can’t quite figure them out and don’t want to waste a big load of material & realise I’ve sewn in the wrong place. I’ve tried to practise on some fabric scraps, but because they’re so small I can’t tell if I’m doing it right or not. I’m sure this and this are saying the same thing. But can’t quite work out where to stitch…
I think I’ll leave this for another day!