The last week or so I have lost my sewjo (love that term, used often by the ladies of The Sewing Library), and as such there is no actually sewing to blog about I’ve told myself “Don’t panic yet!” and I guess I am not too worried, just frustrated.
A big part of my lack of motivation has been the headaches and neck and shoulder pain I have been experiencing the last few days. It’s actually not an injury or a problem just tension from my new 2-3 day per week indoor climbing routine. My body is adjusting, and I also have been slack and not done any yoga to release the muscular tension. As a result this last weekend I have slept terribly each night and woken with a headache each day. Waking with a headache is one of the worst feelings, is it not? But if I can push through this and get fitter it will all be worth it
Anyway, so as a result of all that no sewing was done this week or this weekend at all, unless you include sewing 5 buttons to a top. I don’t include it as I bought the top this weekend so the sewing did not dent my list of ‘sewing to do’ at all. I did get to enjoy a trip to Spotlight during which I bought the pattern Vogue 1102 for the dress I am planning to make, as well as some calico to make a toile.
In the spirit of list making, as I do find that clears my head, here are the projects I need to motivate myself to move forward with:
- Mending & refashioning (the least inspiring, but will dent my list considerably)
- Finish ipod cover project for little sis
- Little pouches to practice zippers
- Make ‘writer’s bag’ satchel for me
- Make pyjamas for me
- Make toile for pretty dress for me
My real list is much bigger but if I can focus on these things I think I can move forward a bit more practically!
Despite the setbacks, I was cheered up considerably by Raid My Wardrobe yesterday. Any ladies in Newcastle or Sydney, Australia need to check this website out. It is a great event where you will find several dozen stalls of only women’s preloved fashion at fabulous prices. Best of all is that much of it is high end, designer wear! In the past I have picked up:
- Guess heels $40
- Cue dress $35
- Top Shop cherry red wool winter coat $22
- Converse sneakers $10
And endless tops, dresses, skirts, handbags and shoes for $5-15 max (its only the designer brands that go higher.
This time around the event was absolutely crazy as the rain closed down several outdoor markets and drove everyone to RMW, but I still managed to score 2 skirts, a top, a dress/top, a necklace/bracelet set, a brooch, and the cutest, comfiest heels ever all for $30!
The next event is in October in Newcastle and there will be a Sydney one announced soon. Exciting!