First of all, the winner of my Liberty tana lawn giveaway is … Foodie Nelly! I’ll be in touch for a postal address, my friend. Thank you to everyone who left a comment on my last blog post. You’ve given me a lot of brilliant feedback regarding future blog posts!
An overwhelming majority of readers want more of this:
Ella and I have been training!
In the meantime, I haven’t sewn for a week. So what!
People often berate themselves online about the fact that they’re not consistently making. But creativity isn’t consistent. It can’t be. It’s influenced by all sort of considerations, practical and emotional. Some factors we can’t even recognise at the time.
Me? I had a bunch of papers sat on my sewing table that I couldn’t be bothered to move. When I did – finally – that exercise took two minutes. But it highjacked a week’s worth of potential sewing.
Still, so what?
Successful creativity needs to be fluid. It also needs to involves failure, even – particularly – in commercial environments. How else do people learn? (This is a detail worth bearing in mind as we watch indie sewing companies grow and flex their muscles.) Just like little Ella, we’re all learning and sometimes we need to rest our brains.
But I’ve finally dusted off my sewing machine and a new project has begun. Ah, the optimism of a new project! Shall this be a success? Who knows.
“Strength is built by one’s failures, not by one’s successes.” Coco Chanel
If you’re not feeling the sewing and want a brilliant movie to chill out to, may I recommend Sing Street on Netflix? It’s gorgeous!