Saturday, 5 October 2013

Day 5: FO: Hungry Caterpillar Dress

Yay, another finished object. That's two, and I'm only 5 days into my 31.

The Hungry Caterpillar dress just needed buttons sewn onto it. It's been around for awhile, I cut it way back in April. It's only been ready for buttons for about 2 months tho. Gah, 'only', especially when sewing two buttons on is about a 5 minute job. And that was while doing it with a small one snuggled up in my lap.

Hungry Caterpillar Dress

I need to get a photo of her wearing it at some point, but preferably when we're not both sick.

I am aware that both of the projects that I've finished so far have been small ones. But it's still progress. Then there is the fact that completing something motivates you to work on something else, meaning that gets done. Rinse and repeat several times, and I might even make a dent in my UFO cupboard.

I did discover something interesting about myself. It was less than a week ago that I cleared my sewing room worktable. I dumped my new fabrics and work stuff onto it on Thursday evening, and headed to bed. Yesterday between clients I went to work on my projects and I just couldn't. I couldn't face working on a table that was no way near as cluttered as it used to be. So I cleared my table, just in time to go back to work, so that I could work on projects when I got back home. Gynn just laughed at me when I told him this.

I also completed two repair jobs. One was a nappy cover that a small section of stitching on the binding had come off. I'm still not sure how it ended up on my worktable. As it wasn't there when I cleared my table last weekend, Gynn says he didn't put it there, and I don't recall putting it there. Either way, it made it onto my worktable, I had the right colour thread already on my machine, so it got stitched up and put away. The other was a pair of underwear that had ripped down the side seam. I wanted to change my overlocker thread, to work on a different project, but it was currently the right colour, so I fixed them and put them away.

I also had a box of fabric arrive from Green Beans, 7 different colours of PUL, a bunch of elastic and two different bamboo fabrics. Guess what I'll be doing over the weekend....? Starting on making cloth pull ups.

It seems a bit silly, writing and putting out there in public all these little things that I got done today. I mean seriously, each project took less than 5 min. But for me it's important. I haven't had motivation in ages to get things done, except for a spurt of 'oh god I need these things made before I go on holiday'. The 'I want to get these things done' is a different kind of motivation to 'I have to get these things done'. It's nice to be enjoying the latter.


  1. I'm a big believer that any progress is progress. Congrats on moving forward!

  2. Nothing silly about it at all! After all, this is your blog, and the size of any achievement is always relative to the context in which it was carried out. Keep on keeping on, as they say!

    1. I sometimes forget that I write this blog for me, and that others reading it isn't actually the point.
      That said, it's nice to have a cheering squad for small achievements :)