Tilly, the lovely and creative lady behind Tilly and the Buttons, has started quite a positive stir in the online sewing community: sewing for 15 minutes at a time. It's a simple plan, but very, very smart, and it is one that I plan to implement immediately.
I have to admit to feeling a bit of sewing burnout lately. In the rush to finish my Cambridge Peony (which is still languishing), I rather pushed my envelope a bit much and ended up sewing for a several hours at a stretch. At the end of it all, I had made several silly mistakes and my frustration level was mounting. Worse off, I began to really dislike the project I was working on.
In the words Erin of Miss Crayola Creepy: Sewing should be fun and not stressful!
Like you, I am performing a constant juggling act of priorities over leisure. When I do have dedicated time to creative pursuits, I tend to binge-create. While the end results, productivity-wise, can be quite good, I'm usually left feeling flat and rather drained.
As of today, I will begin using Tilly's 15 Minutes Plan. I am quite lucky to have a small, dedicated sewing space, so I can leave my projects out to be picked up whenever I need them. My first project? Well, I can't decide between New Look 6000, View E in red slub silk or Simplicity 1873, View A in red and white polka dots. Which would you choose? Are you using Tilly's plan?