Sunday, 29 June 2014

Sew-ers Block

I've not written a blog post for a couple of weeks because I've not had time to do much crafting. Life just sometimes gets in the way! In between times, I have been reading lots of blogs - it's like having an ever updating magazine at your fingertips.

Yesterday, I dusted off my sewing machine, determined that I was going to Do Some Sewing. And what happened? Nothing. No inspiration. How can I have a Things To Make list as long as my arm, and boards full of inspiring pictures on Pinterest and yet not be able to decide what to make? I thought I'd start with July's Bee Block and decided on the "colour" but realised I didn't have a suitable low volume background to go with it. So I moved on to practise the teacher gifts I wanted to make, and couldn't appliqué a butterfly if my life depended on it. I made a practice gift card wallet that turned out really well, then wondered if I'd ever use such a thing? And then a practice baby bootee which was SO cute, but I realised that I didn't have the right fabric in my stash to make a pair to gift. In a desperate attempt to sew SOMETHING I started sewing together scraps. Why? Who knows. It just seemed like something to do. 

There are more, but I'm sure you get the idea.

One successful project from the last couple of weeks was my Bee block for June. It was quite a simple block (note: it was simple the way I made it, some of my fellow Bee-ers made theirs fantastically tricky and consequently wonderful to look at) but I dithered over it for a while. It feels like a lot of pressure trying to decide what another person might like! Any-hoo this is how it turned out:

If I recall correctly, I'll be Queen Bee for August which is exciting, I had thought I was going to ask for log cabin blocks but I fell in love with a chevron block I saw in a magazine so might change my mind.

I'll be linking up with Handmade Harbour today for a catch up with the other crafty types. Here's hoping next week proves to be more inspiring!

Love Natalie


  1. you never know when inspiration hits- i sometimes have a block for knitting. Love the fabric scraps though and look forward to seeing what you do with them x

  2. I know the 'block' feeling, sometimes I have so many things to do, but can't decide on what to start with. I like your sewn together scraps, I wonder what you'll do with them.

  3. Its so frustrating when you want to get going but don't know where to start, i've definitely been there! I always intend to keep some larger projects on the go that i can just get on with a bit of at those times but it never seems to happen :/

    Your scrap patchwork pieces are really fun, i look forward to hearing about what you decide to do with them :) x

  4. I to know this feeling , I got a new craft room and for 2 months I could not finish a thing
    I started.

  5. I can empathise with that feeling of wanting to make but not knowing where to start.
    But at least you did do something, which is better than nothing!
    LOVE your friendship star!