Friday, June 20, 2014
less looking more doing
So I feel like I read all these blogs, pinterest, websites, watch podcasts, magazines and look at facebook and on and on. But I'm not spending enough time doing things! On bloglovin I look through the blogs that I follow, and then there's this little time-suck that is the popular blog roll, I pick DIY and then look through random blogs. Lately I'm drawn to sewing blogs as in garment sewing. And I think, oooo that's cute, I could make something like that, ooo I like that style I should do that. There's tons of reviews of indie pattern makers and I think I should buy that and support them. But I snap out of it when it's a pdf - I can't stand paying for a download especially if I then have to puzzle piece a pattern. It just feels too tedious! I'm left doing NOTHING. I just look and look, get inspiration - to do nothing. Uggg.
I've been going to this couch to 5K thing, which has been a serious of lectures to stay motivated and what-not. At this last one they suggested doing a 30 day challenge. It was in the context of fitness or healthy eating but I think I'm also going to use it for other things. Starting this Sunday (I have to work tomorrow) I am going to make myself do some kind of making. Be it sewing, knitting, or even that art project I've neglected. I'm not going to go all hard-core and say every single day do something because that is setting myself up for pure failure. But. I am going to say on the weekends something must be done other than just oogling.
Those cute dresses that I keep seeing and wishing were already in my closet? Well I have a million patterns so I am going to find fabric I like and get started! So, I've had this catalog that I've marked like at least 5-6 pages of dresses that I love! I'm going to take it with me to Joann's, where there's a pattern sale right now, and see if I can find similar patterns. :)