I’ve shared here & there how I’m sewing more, but all of this is possible only because I have a dedicated “work day” each week. This has been a fairly easy transition for me as a mama, mostly because I have so much peace knowing the kids are going to daycare together as a pair, but also because I adore where they’re going. And then there’s this (which has been so critical to me personally): in terms of general Maggie-ness, I feel a million times better having reserved time each week to pursue my creativity. I didn’t realize how much I had been missing sewing and challenging myself with details of handmade until Zack and I began talking about re-opening one of my shops. Suddenly an hour of conversation had passed, and plans had been made to re-arrange our furniture so I could sew in front of our large picture window (amongst other family/home changes).
It’s been AMAZING for me to track on paper how much work I’m able to get done during a single “work day” when I put my focus entirely on WORK. That means no phone calls. No texts. No social media/app checking. No laundry. No home tidying. No stopping at [X] on the way home. No.
Instead, it’s simply, work. I use a daily planner (similar) to jot down work ideas and to-dos throughout the week, which helps me later on know exactly what to focus on (there’s no guessing or time wasting happening over here, folks!). It’s been so good.
Yesterday was a hugely productive sewing day. I finished 17 Gussy Sews pouches, complete with ruffles and my favorite embroidered twill tags! And yep, this batch of Gussy Sews zips will be listed shortly, so stay tuned :) Looks like my action plan is treating me well — hooray!
That’s so great, Maggie. Good for you!
I might need one of those pouches – the floral print on the top is just like a set of sheets we used to sleep on at my grandparents’ summer house. Just seeing the print makes me happy. :)
The material is actually an old sheet ;) so I bet it’s the same one you’re thinking of