Over the weekend I organized my sewing room (a never ending task). Being in a messy room kills any creativity for me. Plus, with work, life and all the other things that get in the way of sewing I've lost a bit of my sewing mojo.
Maybe because I've been sewing rather difficult projects that don't finish up in a day or maybe too many failures and not enough wins. That can get anybody down.
On Saturday I tidied up and found a really cute piece of fabric. Just a square of fabric that wasn't big enough to do much but big enough not to throw away (heaven forbid!). I ended up making this pin cushion. I am going to give it to a sewing buddy. Well, that was all I needed to get my sewing mojo back.
Sewing something for someone else was just the kick start I needed. Afterwards I organized all my ongoing projects together in clear bins. I cut out interfacing and missing pieces to projects, pre-washed fabric, you know all those little details that if not done ahead can stop you in your sewing tracks. I got everything ready for the week. Now, when I get a minute I can just pull out a project and get going on it.
I'm excited for my sewing week and for my mojo to be back where it should be; in the sewing room. How do you keep your spirits up when sewing? Do you take a break, work on something easy? Let me know here on the blog. We all could use a few words of wisdom here.
And, if you need some inspiration yourself please check out the Stitch 2013 CD Collection. You're sure to get tons of great ideas and bring your sewing magic back.