Letting Go

I'm going through a sewing phase.

The ebb and flow of following creativity seems to be a bit of a meandering journey.

First baking.

Then soldering silver.

Then knitting.

Or drawing.

A little bit of sewing.

Or painting.

And now, it seems, sewing, again.

Have you ever had a time where you are full to the brim with ideas.  But don't have the energy to do what you want to do?

It's an odd, uncomfortable  feeling.

This week I have had oodles of ideas for things I want to sew.

Blinds for my bedroom.

More bunting.



And yet more bunting.

And I've looked into the garden and have known that I need to spend time getting things in order there too.

But I haven't had the energy to do it.

And so, instead, I have taken a breath.  And a step back.

I've taken a rest. 

And I found some items I knitted before Christmas.  That needed finishing off.  So instead of darting off in a new direction.  I slowed down.  And finished some of the things I had already started.

Ta da...

The knobbliest, chunkiest mobile phone holder this side of Knittingdom.

With big, floppy bow for added charm.  I thought that the bow might be a step too far.  But then decided that sometimes less is just, well, less, and went with it...

Then I finished this...

A knobbly, chunky, mini hotty cover to warm my tooties when they feel a bit Spring-chilly.


Sometimes it's good just to slow down.  Take a breath.  Have the ideas.  But finish something else before starting on something new.

Sometimes it's just good for the soul, to let go.  To slow down.

And to have a rest. 


  1. the hot bottle cover is amazingly cute, well cone!

  2. I understand you fully. I also have the same feelings often.
    (...the bow puts great accent)

  3. You sound just like me Em. My hubby calls me 5 minutes of everything! I have been in a sewing mood the past three weeks but today was baking, now I want to make cupcakes and I want to start a sketch of Beau. Love the knitting. Have a great weekend. xxx

  4. I should take a leaf out of your book, lots of unfinished projects, can't help myself :o)

    Really love your hottie cover it is sooo cut and classy too. xx

  5. that hot water bottle looks the cosiest i have ever seen!!! well done you...i love it!!

  6. Hope it wasn't our late LATE night which has tired you out! Took me about 3 days to recover from it. Well worth it though in my opinion.
    We need to plan our stitch and bitch!
    Big creative hugs to you. XXXXXX

  7. Thanks Helena xxx

    It's a weird feeling isn't it, Zlatica. I had a lovely sleep last night though and am starting to feel different. xx

    We sound very similar Pixie! I have to keep notebooks with my ideas in. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with an idea and have to jot it in a notebook before I can go back to sleep. Madness! xxxx

    Lolo, I'm glad you like the hottie cover. And I can totally relate to lots of unfinished projects! xxx

    Thanks Lissylou, it's very cosy and I have to fight my cats to get a look in! xx

    It did throw me for a bit of a loop Liza but was completely worth it. I had an awesome time, expecially the crochet lesson. Thank you. Yes, a stitch and bitch sounds fab. Let me know when is good with you. Big creative hugs back atcha! xxxxx

  8. Emma, I love the hotty cover, that is really lovely. What yarn is that? I know exactly what you mean and have too, too many unfinished projects. I also find that I can't fit enough of my ideas into the time that I have. Frustrating! Have a great weekend!

    Big creative hugs for all of us! xxx

  9. Love the hot water bottle cover it's gorgeous! Love Helen x

  10. Have you ever had a time where you are full to the brim with ideas. But don't have the energy to do what you want to do?

    Unfortunately that describes 98% of my life...

  11. Hi, I just discovered your blog and I love it. It's such a cute idea and those cupcakes at the top are giving me a hankering for some sugary treats. Keep it up, you've got me hooked. I would love for you to stop by my blog sometime. Thanks!


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