"The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from the support of a cause we believe to be just."
I found this quote today on the back of my Argyle Sweater comic-a-day calendar.
I needed to see this today.
This applies to SOO many things in my life.
For personal reasons and for creative reasons.
Personal reasons (hehe, every time I say or type that I think of Edward Cullen in Twilight. I'm so lame.):
-working on and maintaining relationships
-keeping a better budget
Creative reasons (and the point of this post): learning to sew
I know these things aren't causes, but the idea is the same.
Don't be afraid of the struggle.
That's what I'm focusing on.
I've had my sewing machine for a while.
Like three months maybe.
I've sewn ZERO things.
What the what?!?!
I've purchased some fabric and have these dreams of sewing quilts and clothing.
Yet, I've done nothing.
I'm scared I'm going to screw it up.
So scared, that I haven't even tried.
Pretty pathetic. lol.
Then I saw this quote today and have been inspired.
What does it matter if I mess it up?
That's what seam rippers are for. :)
I've decided to make myself a lunch bag.
I take my lunch most days and usually
use a re-usable grocery bag.
It's kind of too big and not at all cute.
I found this super cute tutorial at prudent baby.
I don't have a baby, obviously, but I love their site.
When I first read through the tutorial, I got scared again.
I just got to remember that if I never try, I'll never know.
So, what fabric to use? hmmm.
I thought about just using what I have
at home just to practice.
Once I've made one and succeeded, I'll reward
myself with some super cute fabric.
Here's what I'm thinking: (all fabric found at fabricworm.com)
This reminds me of some sheets my Nana used to have.
Butterflies and flowers. What's not to like?
I like the colors and the vintage look of this print.
Owls. Nuff said.
I love cherries. These are super cute. At the very least, I'll use this for my apron or something in my kitchen.
This print is so fun and happy.
Let me know what you think!