A diary of all my mad projects.

I am glad that you stopped by - welcome to my world. Its a little mad and hectic as I sew, knit, embroider and generally craft my way through life. My newest resolution is to spend more time sewing - less time dreaming about it. I love to read comments so I am looking forward to hearing from you all.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

What do you when inspiration fails??

I am curious about what you do when an attack of the blahs hits and sewing is the last thing to contemplate?

During the past week, although the silk velvet dress is cut and ready to go, it was the last thing I wanted to begin.  I have cleaned the car, eradicated the mending pile, rearranged the sewing room and sorted all the fabric as well as working most days.  All because of a fear of beginning to sew this fabric????

Each night I have sat and read over my favourite blogs thrilling to each's wonderful projects hoping to kickstart my enthusiasm.

My all time favourite is Carolyn's blog Diary of a Sewing Fanatic.  Always guaranteed to interest, Carolyn's descriptions of her sewing journey are as entertaining as they are informative and I envy her access to the New York garment district and all its treasures.  It would be a treat to travel the long distance from New Zealand just to meet and spend time with her and of course her fabric collection.

Mrs Moles tales (fit for a queen) from the sewing machine of a bridal seamstress and alterations expert often have me rolling around the floor.  Her sense of humor is only exceeded by her knowledge and expertise in correcting other's messes. Having long ago decided that sewing for others for profit is not for me I can only admire her dogged persistence in fixing what really is virtually unfixable and saving the day for many a bride.  Long may she sew!!!

A recent import is Sarah's blog at Goodbye Valentino.  A resolution to quit buying RTW for a year has turned out to be an internet sensation and Sarah has gone onto blogfamdom and a spot in the Mood Sewing Network.  Her garments are eyecandy of the best sort and an inspiration for anyone who would like to create a wearable wardrobe.

A new blog both in the blogsphere and to me is Master Tailor Jim and his The Lost Art of Fine Tailoring .  A tailor of renown he resides in Savannah and is passing on his skills, teaching at his Savannah Sewing School.  Jim is amazing and can sew a pair of trousers in 90 minutes.  I would love to be able to take a class with him in tailoring as the garments he shows look so sharp.

Of course this is but a beginning of all the blogs that I read and with plans to review more, watch this space.

What do you do to restart that sewing drive?


  1. Oh the art of procrastination! Its comes around from time to time for everyone and I'm just the same, except I tend to avoid the mending pile!

    Thanks for the links ...

  2. I start reorganizing the sewingroom. Just unearthing treasures I was previously excited about gets my sewjo revving. Fabric porn online works too!