I plan too much, and have too little time

So! This week I have a free week between lectures and exams. Therefore will I try to fill my blog with a lot of new and exciting stuff. The blog have seemed a bit silent recently, but that do not reflect what I have been doing. Right now, am I working on multiple projects. However, I will tell more about them tomorrow in their own post.
This weekend did a participate in my first WW2 event called Bunker By Night. I was a part of the historical reenactment group called Danforce/The Danish Brigade in Sweden. Here i wore a completely new dress sewn from the 1940’s pattern bought back in January together with the fabric. This is also a HSF challenge. So I will be making two separate posts. One for my new 1940 dress, and one for the Danforce reenactment group.. You can see some pictures at the Facebook side. Link should be to the right —>

And just to make this post more fun. I received my orders from India today! Three sarees and one pair of shoes. The sarees is made of 100 % cotton. One of them is a bit modern with sequins. Nevertheless, I think I will just remove that. I hope that these will turn out to be some lovely regency dresses. The shoes will make some nice 18th century shoes when covered in silk and decorated.

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New blog for non-historical subjects

Button thread and sewing cookies

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Hi guys!
I’m posting things on this blog, that aren’t historical related. This is going to stop now. Therefore have I made another blog for this. Here I will share my modern (from 50s and up) stuff. DIYs, food, geekery, Etsy shop details and so on.
It will be up running this week.

Hopefully you will join there as well. See you!

Link: gemmested

How to make progress with a project

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Painting by Carla Colsman

It is hard being a full time student at the university, while wanting to be student political active, social, girlfriend-able and crafting. So this is how I come around my projects in the long run.

Small progress is some progress. 

Even though you don’t fell like having time for that garment, because you have a list of chores as well, a little time is enough to fell like your project is moving forward. This is not whole days and hours, but minutes we are talking about. Sit down and sew that one side panel today and continue with the next tomorrow.

Challenge yourself.

I have learned that by challenging myself I look much more forward to that time where I can sit down with my projects. Try a new and harder pattern next time or a new technique.

Make a list

Lists make it easier to overcome a big sewing project. This is helping you knowing what to do and keeping track on how you slowly are moving closer to a finished piece.

Keep a sewing diary.

If you are anything like me, you have a ginormous pile of projects lying in the corner. I therefore find it helpful to keep a diary over my projects so I know where I have come to the next time I pick it up.

Please tell I this post are helpful. I would like to know if you want more of these.