Life and Outings, Sewing and Craft

Progress at last

Yesterday I wrote about work in progress and the effect that too much of it can have on ones overall productivity. Today I’m going to share my mini-break with you.

A week and a half ago my husband and I rearranged the lounge room. To most people this wouldn’t mean much, but for us it’s completely transformed the room from something a bit cluttered and TV orientated (despite the fact that we never watch it), to something spacious yet cozy and wanting to be lived in. In short; we’ve spent more time in our lounge room in the past week and a half than we have since moving in three years ago.

The mini break of course, was restricting the use of the internet. Sitting in the lounge meant my desktop wasn’t accessible so I wasn’t on the ‘net every night and weekend trawling through blogs and websites. Instead I’ve been drawing, stitching, crocheting and reading. I haven’t finished anything, but I’m in a much better place to start.


Hexies – my new favourite crochet. Made using Attic24’s How To. 

You see, I’ve realised that while reading blogs and looking at photos can be inspiring, it can also distract one from their own creativity. I’ve had more ideas of things to make and do in the past week than I’ve had in the past year. With an absence of tutorials and imagery overload your own mind can think and rediscover it’s own place of creativity.

This isn’t to say I’m about to stop following blogs, I love seeing all your creative endeavours, but I am going to be more sensible about the amount of time I spent on here doing it. I always complain that there’s never enough time to get things done, but now I realise there is plenty of time, even with a full time job, if I just drag myself away from the computer!


  1. Kylie

    June 29, 2010 at 2:55 pm

    I’m glad you’re feeling better about things, your new outlook sounds very sensible :)

    LOVE your hexie! (hexy?)

  2. Kylie

    June 29, 2010 at 2:56 pm

    P.S May I request a picture of your newly transformed lounge room? =D

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