Most crafts I like take time. Handmade generally does. Even cooking dinner from scratch seems to take longer (but maybe not always?). True, I could probably sew a couple of garments in a day’s worth of uninterrupted time (if I ever had an uninterrupted day…). I might also knit a hat or cowl in a day, with thick wool and bigger needles (probably…). But most things I want to make I calculate as taking almost a month, if I can only craft for an hour or so each day.
So often, I get distracted. By life, by study or by other crafts with a deadline attached. Or I get stuck, and realise that sorting out the problem, recalculating and redoing are going to take even more time, so I stop. I’m rather pleased that didn’t happen this week, I actually worked on what I said I would. This is the first pieced strip for my kitchen table cushions.
It did take me rather a while. Because I’m learning. And because my sewing machine was cheap, not good, and takes time to coax into sewing neatly. At the moment, I can’t wait to piece the next strip, and the next, and the next … but I can’t promise I won’t be distracted again by next week!!
And welcome everyone from Kirsty’s creative space, I’ll be visiting your blogs today, too.