Friday, September 5, 2008

I Suck?

Since I have moved, my blog posts as well as new items on Etsy have been few and far between.

There's a reason for this I suppose - I am pretty much at a total creative stand-still.

I have at least 5 half-finished projects laid out on my sewing table, and all of them I have managed to botch something on. Lately I have just been giving up instead of ripping out a seam and re-constructing it. I really need to get out of the "I suck" mindset and simply correct my mistakes when they happen! I think some of this has to do with the fact that sewing has been making me miserable lately. My old grabbed-from-the-dumpster rolly chair got trashed when we moved, so now I have been sitting in a hand-me-down chair from the neighbor that the back has fallen out of for the most part and KILLS my back to sit in. Not to mention the fact that I actually have to physically get up and move the chair to the other side of the table when I have to switch between the serger and sewing machine.

So, my goals for the month are as follow:

1) Buy a new rolly chair with my birthday money (I turned 22 on August 26th - woo!)
2) Stop constantly telling myself I suck when I make a mistake
3) List at least one new item on Etsy per week


Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Sorry to hear you've hit that old creative road block :/ We've all been there, some of us more often than others--I fall into the "more often" category! LOL Dave spends hours upon hours creating and it annoys the heck out of me! :)

For me, stepping away from it all and doing something totally different for a while usually does the trick.

The worst thing you can do is to tell yourself that you suck :) We always believe what we tell ourselves! LOL Just tell yourself that you are in a creative slump :)

Justine said...

Awww, mama you DO NOT suck! Just think--everything that you make, well, there is definitely going to be at least ONE person that DOES like it. So there. You may think you suck but a lotta people DON'T think you suck. I'm in the same chair dilemma--no wonder my back be hurtin'!!! One by one, the wheels popped off my roly chair. . . booo!!! I say ya whip the seam ripper out, or scissors, and cut, try, and try again! Wishin' you luck!

SoapLane said...

You do not suck! You rock. :)

Looooooove the patch work apron you did by the way! ADORABLE!

♥♥♥ Wishing you the best! ♥♥♥

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