* Don't worry: this is me, Ginger, of Wienerdog Tricks, that blog you read about making and sewing and all those other things she rants about ... my blog went to the mall and got a makeover. Hence its newly-achieved attractiveness. It is ready to go to the Blog Prom now.
While I've been hand-quilting (not a typo) a quilt for my new niece Fiona, I also had to get some sewing done. Sometimes when one project just won't finish, I start up another one.
I don't consider this Crafty ADD, I call it Valuing Project Completion: VPC.
My quick & dirty projects this last week included. . .
A carrying case for all my sewing weapons.
And, actually, it's my current Favorite Thing.
Also--this laptop case which I literally sewed in 15 minutes--and I know this because I was on the phone with my friend who was about to pick me up for a road trip, and she was all, "I'll pick you up in 15 minutes," and I hung up, took the stairs two at a time to get to my machine, and started hacking pices of polyester to make the cover.I realized I didn't care a bit if my (unravel-able, by the way) polyester seams were exposed on the inside of my laptop cover.
The only thing I did later was hand stitch up the spot where the inside fabric slipped when I sewed it up inside out. I deemed this a Purposed Color Corner, and now it looks all Avant Garde Polyester (which is maybe the first time anyone used that phrase to describe something made out of polyester.) And I also hand-stitched the velcro flap thing. I used most of my 15 minutes trying to hack a piece of velcro off an old laptop cover that I have recently fallen out of love with.
Also, I made these for my niece-lette: appliqued burp rags (which Baby Pumpkinhead--who is no longer a baby, by the way, Everyone--lovingly referred to as I was sewing them as "barf rags.") I bought some nice, hefty cloth diapers and then did some free-hand-cut and speed-appliqued little niceties on them.
We have to have balance, ya'll. A little Complicated Work is nicely offset with some screaming fast projects. That's all I'm saying. No need to tell yourself you never finish anything: try thinking in terms of being really good at Starting.