Tuesday, 5 January 2010

New Years Resolution

New Years Resolutions.
Nope. Never make them.
Except this year.
This year I resolve to sew at least a little every day.
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I once read that people who want to become creative writers should keep a note pad at their bedside and every morning as soon as they wake, they should write for 20 minutes. It doesn't matter what they write. It can be complete rubbish, no matter, no one else need see it. It just helps to get into the rhythm and habit and I suppose eventually it will help your creativity flow.
Well who am I to argue?
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I spend far too much time wondering what I should sew, or planning and working out how to make something. Choosing fabrics, matching trims, finding threads, searching for ideas. All this is not actually doing! Often I end up not actually making anything.
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So every day I will have my 20 minutes of sewing.
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I hope it works.
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Only time will tell.
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Surely creating, creates creativity.
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(Gosh! That was a bit deep for me!)
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Wish me luck.
Fi x

28 comments:

Annie said...
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Annie said...

I'm going to love seeing your 20 minute accomplishments.

Gerry said...

How easy is this? Twenty minutes, no sweat.
Oh, my. So easy to say but it will take lots of effort to stick to this goal.
Perhaps, I'll join you.
Thanks.

Jane Moxey said...

What a great resolution. Good luck with it! 20 minutes might not be long enough, but it's a great goal to do at least 20 minutes!

lynnie said...

good luck with your new year resolution ..i find they subside after a few..weeks?..hmm you have just inspired me ..hugs lynnie

Thecraftytrundler said...

Sounds great to me!!! I usually find the searching for farics & planning takes too long too!!
Can't wait to see your makes!
If you check out my blog, I will be giving a stitchery, as a GIVEAWAY!!

Happy Stitching : )

Sharon xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Can I join you with your new years resolution..........?

Hen said...

Happy New Year, Fi! Look forward to seeing the fruits of your 20 minute stitchy labours!
Hen x

Make Do & Mend said...

Great resolution! Good luck with it!

Make Do & Mend said...

Great resolution! Good luck with it!

Sarah said...

I always start with good intentions, then everything falls by the wayside once 'routine' sets in! Good luck with yours.
x

Lyn said...

Good idea hope it works, I want to get into keeping a daily sketchbook.
Love
Lyn

BERTIE x said...

Oh I love that idea, procrastination is a big problem for me. But I think I will follow your lead, and just get on with it and enjoy it, and go with the flow.
Bertie x

Julia said...

Hello Fi

Happy New Year to you dear soul, I loved reading that your new year intentions are to be more creative!

The books Im absorbing at the moment that you asked about (silly me, should have added them in the post) are these, and Ive added an amazon link so you can find out a bit more about them:

Carol Lloyd - Create a Life Worth Living.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creating-Life-Worth-Living-Filmmakers/dp/0060952431/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262771208&sr=8-1

Lisa Sonora Beam - The Creative Entrepreneur.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Creative-Entrepreneur-Visual-Guidebook-Business/dp/1592534597/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262771292&sr=1-1

Sark - Make your creative dreams real.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Make-Your-Creative-Dreams-Real/dp/0743269241/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1262771338&sr=1-5

Another one thats good but a bit more into the biz side of it is
Cheryl D Rickman - The Small Business Start Up Workbook.

Sorry to hog so much message space!!
Looking forward to seeing how your journey progresses!

Much love
Julia xxx

Twiglet said...

That's a great idea. I always get bogged down in planning and thinking. I might try it myself instead of spending too much time checking out brilliant blogs where people have actually made fabulous things!! Oh but then I might never have found your blog and I have found it quite inspirational -thanks.

Country Cottage Chic said...

I don't makr resolutions either but yours sounds more like fun than a chore!

Jayne

The Weaver of Grass said...

Good idea Fiona. I spend hours thinking about what I might sew and then find it hard to actually start. Once I get into a project I am OK but the beginning is difficult.
As far as writing is concerned, I find that much easier and definitely do write every single day.
We have had a foot of snow now and it is a blizzard as I write. Keep warm up there.

Sue said...

Sounds like a good plan to me,I'll have to give it a try myself.

Sue

Lululiz said...

Oh I really hope you do stick with your 20 mins a day sewing resolution. I have the same problems as you, way too much thinking about, and planning, and messing around with bits rather than actually making, sigh.

wonderwoman said...

that sounds like a really good idea - i too spend too much time pfaffing around with patterns and fabrics!!!

xx

Tallis said...

I wish you the best of luck with your Resolution and may many creations be made by it

Serenata said...

Only just found this post - where have I been? What an excellent resolution, sounds fun. I'm going to love reading and seeing your creations. Might even do something like this myself as I haven't really achieved anything so far this year!

Gayle (GardenofDaisies) said...

I Just stumbled upon your site. Am having such a wonderful time looking at all your crafted items over to the side. Really lovely!!

Origem dos Segredos said...

Good idea!Can I join you ?
Seria muito divertido...

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Brilliant idea, and I see you're managing to keep to your resolution quite well!!! I know I won't manage 20 minutes sewing every day as I don't manage 20 minutes of stuff I need to do every day, but ... before reading all your January posts I finally unearthed my sewing machine and set it up all ready to spend the odd moment ... I can't remember the last time I used it. Maybe 6 months ago, maybe longer, but I'm feeling the need to get creative once again. I shall do my best ...

Sue x

Julia said...

The 20 mins a day is a great idea of yours - and going public means it is more likely to happen. I'd love to join - even though it's already February.
I could set up a blog. - it's always a good way to post on progress.

Bunty said...

What a great idea and 20 minutes a day shouldn't be too difficult. I seem to spend most of my time on the computer or planning and researching what I am going to make next without ever achieving it!

Hope I will manage it! Looking forwrad to going through the bloglist of members!

Barbara

Chris said...

I would love to join the "movement" woo hoo I'm so excited!