I bought myself a domain name! I’ve felt like a poser for a while with my “made by” blog name, but I finally struck on a name that felt right.
Well, challenging myself to branch out of the world of tote bags and aprons has been an emotional experience for me. (Not that I don’t LOVE bags and aprons. I really do.)After reflecting about why, I think it is because it is causing me to address my fears.
- Fear of not being as creative as someone else
- Fear of investing time, money, and energy with poor result
- Fear of taking accurate measurements and leaving the world of vanity sizing behind
Fears that so paralyzing that they could prevent me from ever having successes.
I can’t learn if I never make mistakes. If I ever want to a great sewist or even seamstress, I’m going to have to give myself the chance to make them.
Long live the seam ripper!
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I admire you!!
It is the seam ripper that has made me feel so defeated with sewing.
Also, my nasty habit of leaving/dropping pins every where when I have babies crawling around. And, so, someday, I hope to be on the same adventure as you.. when I don’t have crawling babies and I do have a ROOM to devote to my crafty, messy projects. (I recently switched almost entirely to digital scrapbooking because of my messy habits!!)
Thanks, Katie! I could use all the encouragement I can get. My current skirt project is going HORRIBLY. I’m really scratching my head as to how to make it actually look nice on me. Right now… very frumpy… Not the feminine, slightly retro adorableness that I was going for. Wrong fabric… wrong pattern? both?
Andy Bonjour says
I’m sure this is a quote from someone… but If you want to improve your rate of success, double your failure rate. Love the new domain name.
Awesome! Congratulations on the new url!
And Andy, I keep thinking about your quote. And although the sentiment is obvious, the logic is hurting my brain.. but I think that’s the point, eh?
Alex B says
The failure quote is from Thomas J. Watson, Sr. who was the founder of IBM talking about what it took to get IBM going.