I wouldn’t want to go back to the corporate life I used to lead (timesheets – gah!), but it can be hard to focus when working from home. I struggle to keep a balance between sewing things to sell and being creative in other ways. Exploring other crafts is good for me and my business, because it develops my skills and ideas, and is also some compensation for not earning the salary I used to!
I’ve recently started reading Elise Blaha Cripe’s blog and love her approach to goal setting. One of her projects was to have monthly goals – long enough to achieve something meaningful, but a manageable timescale too. I thought I’d give it a go, so here are my goals for June –
Take more pictures
I love taking pictures and looking back at them, but often don’t get around to taking the camera out. I’m thinking of some kind of monthly record project, maybe 12 pictures each month. The first one is above – roses from the garden.
Get rid of 100 things
We had a major decluttering session last autumn – it’s time for more to go!
Learn to bake bread
The breadmaker broke, we don’t want another one, but we still have bread flour!
Finish some UnFinished Objects
I have a skirt and top in beautiful vintage fabric which really need to be finished.
Make a quilt block
Have fallen in love with the quilts in Sunday Morning Quilts, which are made almost entirely from scraps. I have a lot of scraps – could I do that? I’ll start with one block, and see.