I’m feeling a bit creatively frustrated.
Today I made a bag and it was going so well…until I sewed the bag handles to the wrong pieces and didn’t realise until an hour after I had completely finished and top stitched the whole thing. *swear word*
I have the patchwork strips of a quilt top sitting on my dining room table staring me in the face every time I walk past. For some reason I just can’t muster the energy to start the next step.
I had plans to do it today but ended up snuggling up on the couch with the girls and watching a bunch of episodes of Dragons: Riders of Berk while it poured rain outside. So the day wasn’t a total fail.
This year I have returned to work part time after five years of maternity leave. My job is great and not stressful at all but the commitment has certainly had a huge impact on everything else that happens in my week and available sewing time is at an all time low.
I also find I can’t sew at night. Occasionally I’ll get a burst of energy on a Friday night when my husband is watching football, but most of the time I am too tired and I go to bed and read or watch TV shows on my iPad.
I’m trying to re-energise myself by looking at old photos of favourite projects I’ve done recently (like the pictures in this post!) I also know that this is just a phase – things will change again, and probably soon.
This winter blast isn’t helping either – I’m definitely one of those people whose moods are affected by the seasons. I need to move somewhere in the world that has an endless summer!
Usually a massive clean up of my sewing area helps clear my mind. Packing everything away so I can start completely fresh. I think I’ll do it tomorrow morning.
How do you escape a creative slump? I’d love some tips.