Proving anyone can (and should) make their own home décor (and lots of other cool stuff) is our goal here at Sew4Home. If we've helped you catch the sewing bug - or inspired you with our projects and articles, then your New Year's task is simple: pass on your skill. Find two or three friends or relations who would benefit from knowing how to sew. If you're reading this, and you've never even sat down to turn on a sewing machine.... guess what? Every single one of us who sews – even the most expert seamstress – was once where you are today. Nobody is born knowing how to sew. (If you hear about a newborn making his or her own receiving blanket, please let us know.) Fortunately, there are really only two steps: 1) a desire to do it, and 2) doing it.
A friend of ours, who somehow found the time to write several books, gave me this piece of advice: 'Your life is like a jar and the things you want to accomplish are like rocks. The problem is you can only fit a limited number of rocks into your jar. So start by figuring out what's most important and put those biggest rocks in first. Then figure out what's next-most-important and fit these smaller rocks into the spaces between the big ones. Finally, pour in the 'sand'– the least important stuff, and it will find room in all the cracks between the important things.'
Whether teaching or learning... or just doing, make creativity a priority and it will reward you many times over. You just need to make it one of your big rocks.
Happy New Year from all of us at Sew4Home!