Sunday, January 9, 2011

{I think I can. I think I can. I KNOW I can!}

The other day I guest posted at Madigan Made. In case you missed it, I'd love to share my post with you! 

I love reading Madigan Made because there are always so many amazing projects and crafty ideas to try out. 
However, sometimes I face personal obstacles that impede on my ability to actually finish a project even though I KNOW that I CAN do it. Do you ever feel like that? 
Here is a recent journal entry that I doodled before I started a project that turned out to be a success. 

Sometimes I worry about being inadequate.
That my blogger, handmade friends are way ahead of the game.
They have more time, skills, supplies, blah, blah, blah. 

And then I snap myself out of it. 
You know why?
Because I am capable. 
I too can do amazing things with my skills. 

My readers don't doubt me.
My obstacles are self-inflicted.
I do this with many objects of my life.

In the past few months since I have started my handmade business, I have felt like I am racing towards an imaginary finish line. 
I find that I constantly remind myself to take time to be inspired and {enjoy} my work.
That is why I create. Craft. Sew. Have a shop. To share my creations with others. 
{Because I love to create.}
What is the rush? 
[when i mess up on a project, i like to eat a cupcake]
{Don't feel inadequate.}
Don't rush. 
Slow down.
Take your time.
Let yourself digest your creative juices.
You may even find yourself coming up with new creativity that you never thought was possible. 

Do you speed through your creations or do you slow down to enjoy each aspect of the process? Do you go through the motions or intentionally think about the placement of each stitch? 
Like you, your crafts have purpose. 

Are you new to setting up a handmade shop or thinking about it? Do you have a shop and want to network with others and exchange ideas about selling your handmade wares?
Join us on Monday night at 8pm eastern on twitter under hashtag #setupshop for a TweetChat
Tell your friends; the more the merrier! 

10 thoughts:

Meg said...

well said!


Cassie said...

It's easy to feel inadequate out there, but everyone's projects are unique. . .just like they are :D

Chrissy said...

I will try to join the conversation next time!!

Stephanie said...

So very true. If it makes you feel any better, I'm super jealous of your talent. :)

Watkins35 said...

loved it on Madigan's, love it here :) xx

Sandy a la Mode said...

can't wait for the chat tonight! i def think you should take your time with your shop, definitely don't work with a finish line in mind!! and def don't compare yourself to others!! your work is handmade uniqueness b/c it is YOURS! :)

Fashion Court said...

you can do it! :) you're a fabulous girl love!

la petite coquine said...

I'm so glad you reposted-I totally needed to hear this again. I'm so proud of everything you're doing, and have total confidence that you'll find a way to make all the pieces come together beautifully.

With much love, Lena

Collette Osuna said...

I absolutely LOVE you....and you WILL be a success at whatever yo put your mind too....Im so proud of you...and you keep looking ahead....its a great road for you to walk are already on your way:)

Stop by and say Hello:)

Come be a part of my new online fashion magazine!!♥

Lelan @ Good Gravy! said...

I love your positive attitude about things.

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