Not going to lie, I get my best sewing done while show binging on Netflix or some other Internet show watching site.I most enjoy watching crime shows and sitcoms, documentaries and anything fashion related. I recently watched iris and it was EVERYTHING, but that is definitely another post for another day.
I find that although we are literally drowning in content, there have been times I have found myself dry on shows to watch, but I’m not worried and your world shouldn’t end either.
Turn it off and get focused.
There are times during my creative process where having peace and quiet is a major key. Sometimes that means music as well. You should totally try it sometime. Unplug if you don’t necessarily need to be plugged in for your craft. Take the time to reset your thoughts and organize your ideas. In my case, tuning out not only means being at one with my thoughts, but also getting them out in a timely but meaningful manner.
Distraction is the killer time.
Living so close to a major city, it is pretty easy to get caught in the mix of so much happening at one time. I used to walk around aimlessly as if the ideas were going to just pour into my brain.
Newsflash, it doesn’t always go down like that, and when it doesn’t I started trying to use my five senses to get the juices flowing.
1. Touch: Depending on your art of choice, considering the various textures surrounding you, check out those buildings, but cobblestone on the ground, if you’re weird like me you didn’t actually have to.
2. Taste: Get some ice cream, go and try that new food truck, I am not ashamed to admit: I’m inspired often by food!
3. Smell: Now considering I’m talking about the city, this could end up being really unpleasant but give it a go! My favorite smells come from small shops, next thing you know I’m inside networking.
4. Sight: This one’s easy. When thinking about sight I like to consider my feelings as I explore the city. Sunny days free of sunglasses help me to take in the day wholeheartedly, making me feel warm inside and out.
5. Hear: Take those earphones out and listen up! I once heard a girl complaining about what she didn’t like in a dress she was trying on and you know what I did? I went home and designed her dress for myself. The girl had style. Same can happen for you; we spend so much time browsing our playlists that we miss out on pure gold.
Give your senses a city whirl and then come back and tell me everything.
Wanna know a secret? Not every DIY is a success! (sorry if I’m ruining the magic for anyone)
Sometimes you glue the wrong sides together, break the zipper, you spill the paint and call it quits. Anything can be fixed with a little bit of patience if you’ve got it, but when you don’t…
1.Save the project
2.Gather or fold up all the pieces
3.Put everything in a bag
4.Write yourself a note
-what it was supposed to be
-what happened or went wrong
-what you need to finish or complete the project
- Sit on it. (not literally)
Sometimes a little time is all you need and leaving yourself a note helps if you let a little too much time lapse.
I just wanted to drop in with a quick post regarding my sewing videos.
Unfortunately, I have to take what will hopefully be a small break because I just can’t seem to get the hang of my filming space and I was recently electrocuted while trying to figure it out.
I’m not gonna lie, this has been very frustrating for me. I feel like I’m constantly starting a new series on my YouTube channel and then flaking. I have too many projects and ideas to share, and I will once I can pull my space together.
I have been working on new content for the blog this fall, as well as sketches for the shop and I do look forward to sharing soon.
Hope you all are getting the most out of your summer!
I know I am.