Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Getting back in the groove

It's been a whole week since I have been in my sewing room!
I was doing lots of other fun things this past week.

It's funny how you need to ease yourself back
into the routine of your life when you have
been playing with other distractions.

I needed to make more strips of fabric
for my basket . . . so that was a good place to start.

Then I was having trouble focusing on where I wanted to go next,
so I decided to make some fabric for the
that I need to complete.

This kind of sewing loosens you up and gets you going again.
Looking for your MOJO?
Try this. It'll jump start you.

I find that I make a bunch of smaller sections
and then piece those together with fillers.
Is that ADD? I can't stick with one thing start to finish?
I think I will call it my creative process!

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I also have been cleaning up the sewing room
and setting things up for a little
sewing retreat this weekend.

I have two buddies coming up from the city this weekend
for sewing, giggling, eating, maybe some wine . . .
of course some wine!
I'm sure we will get SOME sewing done,
but I know there will be lots of laughs too.

Do you sometimes need to jump start your creative juices?
What works for you?


  1. Sounds like a fun weekend ahead. Can't wait to see the progress on that basket!

  2. Have a fun weekend! When I need a jump start, I usually pick up a pencil (with a good erasur) and some graph paper and start designing a pattern. One thing leads to another, and before I know it, I am back in the groove. I also enjoy making fabric from my scrap bags.

  3. I love to put scraps together. I find it a great stress reliever. Not only does it help you to focus but you have something to show for your efforts.