Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sewing and blogging, 's not always easy..

Finally I've decided what my next project will be. Black trousers! It's been a while since I sewed my last pair of trousers and I'm kind of excited to make another pair. I cut out some patternpieces tonight but was then cruelly interrupted by a cat that needed attention. Lots of attention.
Anyway, I'll pick it up later. There was something else I still had to do: take care of the fit of my burgundy cardigan. I took in the sideseams a bit and placed darts in the back. And now I'm totally happy with it. Pictures will follow soon. I will also show you the creme sweater I made after the cardigan and the details of both projects.

That's right folks, my blog has been sort of silent, but my sewing-machine and I spent some quality-time lately.
I did make a picture of the creme sweater before it was finished, so I'll give you that as a sneak peek. Maybe you recognise it as I made it earlier in a grey knit.
So there you have it. I'm actually quite productive lately, but blogwise there is room for improvement. It seems like I'm finding it harder to blog than when I started. I seem to weigh every word and feel very insecure about my writing in English (not my native language). When I started I wanted to share every story with you (and I remember being enthusiastic about them. Even making the odd joke here and there). Now I feel that my stories aren't interesting enough for you to read which is very discouraging. I don't like my pictures and the layout of my posts are bland and boring. And when writing less you loose readers, which is very logical and understandable.
It's probably just a phase I'm going through. At least I hope that that's the case.

Wow, I didn't mean to sound so negative, but it's just how I feel about my blogging at the moment.
But don't worry, I'm not going anywhere and I'll do my best to find joy in blogging again.



Faye Lewis said...

Well I'm not sure exactly when I added your blog to my google reader, but I actually like it. I'm going back now to find about your sweater/top in this post. I like it.

Baking Soda said...

Lilian, please keep up the good work! I know how hard it is to keep blogging, or rather keep a steady pace with it. I'm at it for 6 years I think, and I can get very discouraged by the exact same things you mention. Other peoples pics are always better, what on earth do I have to say that'll interest people, everyone's got a better layout, a more interesting header etc etc.

Hmm I guess I needed to vent! Haha.

Janine said...

Lillian , your sewing is great - I love the clothes that you sew . Your English is impeccable and I admire anyone who can speak more than one language. I understand your feelings though but don`t compare your blog to others as yours is just as special and has its own place in sewing blogging land.

Aminat said...

I have been a follower ever since I can remember. I love your blog and you sew so well, I sometimes neglect my blog and get discouraged , especially when life is so busy, the main important thing is you enjoy what you are doing and have fun doing it...