If given the choice between tackling emails and diving deep into spreadsheets or sitting at my sewing machine, these days, it’s unfortunate that the laptop is winning. Fitting in time for making things is tough this time of year as we’re busy getting closing out our spring events: our annual business and makers conference, Craftcation and Patchwork Show.
That said, making is my yoga, meditation and exercise all rolled into one. If I go too long with out holding a paint brush, needle or hammer, I’m not the nicest person to be around. And I think my business suffers too – as I’m not as flexible in decision making or choosing what direction to go in next.
What I’ve found over the years is that making something with my hands is a way of taking care of myself. Even a quick project will do – it’s still 30 minutes away from my computer, and it’s calming and centering.
So I took some time this weekend for just this thing. I forced myself to find some pretty fabric, sit down and sew this cute little pincushion. And I purposely placed it next to my laptop – to remind me of the things I need to make time for.
*For the full tutorial, head of to Bernina’s blog We All Sew.