Warning: Some motivation required

As I’ve been working on this blog so far, there are a few things that I’ve learned about myself.

First, I’m not nearly as motivated as I thought I was going to be. There were countless projects that I wanted to try and take on this summer, but I ended up barely accomplishing any of them. I’m nearly out of time for summer projects, but I definitely still want to try and create the projects on the list I started at the beginning of the summer.

And second, writing tutorials is nowhere close to as much fun as it sounds like. I realized that when I work on projects, I like to take other people’s creations and, as I go, modify them slightly so that they fit the image that I have in my head. This can be great for the creative process, but not so helpful when trying to explain my thought process to others.

I would like to continue posting things on this site, but I think in the future I am going to focus more on the problems (and hopefully solutions) that I came across while making my own projects. After writing one tutorial, I don’t know that I feel confident enough about anything of my other projects to try and explain them through the written word and the occasional picture.

In the mean time, I would encourage anyone who is reading this and interested in starting a new sewing project to take a look at the ‘Projects’ tab located at the top of the page. That is my list of projects that I have found scattered around the internet that I want to recreate. Most all of them come with their own tutorial from someone more skilled than I, and seem like they should be fairly easy to create, given enough time and attention to details.

I’ll make sure to post pictures when I accomplish a new project, and will try to include any notes and advice that I uncover in the process.

Another thing I would like to do is create more of a database of resources, both ones that I have uncovered, and ones that other people have found and shared. My bookmarks folder is filled with a mass of links to sites with all kinds of wonderful information, and I would love to think that I could help someone else out by sharing some of these great sites.

So, while my summer is nearly over, I would encourage people to stop back by periodically for progress reports on future projects.