Monday, March 19, 2012

Want to do vs. Need to do

I've had a new quilt idea kicking around in my head for a while. Finally, I graphed it out and I'm so excited to try it!  I even started pulling the fabric for the project.  I had just got a new little (okay, not little) bundle from Fresh Squeezed Fabrics including a little bit of Flea Market, Pez, and some Lizzy House dots. I was liking the colors I saw and started pulling more from my stash.  Now I'm itching to start my new project.
Instead, I'm working on a purple fairy costume. It's school play week here (Peter Pan.) I wish I could say I enjoyed making costumes.  Luckily for me, I realized that no one will be able to tell whether or not that little sparkly vest has nicely hemmed edges from the audience.  Raw edges it is! Saved myself a ton of sewing-sparkly-fabric-angst.

26 comments:

  1. I so understand the want to vs need to struggle. The guilty part of me typically gives into the need to monster and sadly ignores the want to angel.

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  2. Ooooh...can't wait to see your new project. And maybe a shot of the little costume wearing starlet???

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  3. Oh, I can't wait to see your new project! The fabrics choices are beautiful! What a sweet fairy costume! xo Heather

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  4. I so feel your "want to" vs. "need to" sew angst! Back to the fun stuff soon, right?!

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  5. I love sewing all my things, but when I NEED to do it... it's not quite so fun. Like 42 zippered pouches. Fun to make in theory, but I just procrastinate. Ugh, why?!

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  6. Ha, ha - I can soo relate, but what a great mom you are! Can't wait to see what it is that you *want* to make though ;o)

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  7. Oh for sure, ditch the edging....it's not going in a machine and photos will be from a distance. Save your energy for that gorgeous bunch....that you'll be thinking about all through the performance! Hee Hee!

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  8. The "need to and want to" is a constant struggle for me....

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  9. I cant wait to see your new quilt idea! :0)
    Have a great week. :0)

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  10. I have made bat wings out of something like that purple fabric, it was a bear to work with. I think it may look more authentic with the raw edge :)

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  11. Your stack is making me drool. Hope you get to it soon! I am in a similar minds pace today...itching to sew, but have to do TAXES! Blech!

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  12. Oh I hate when that happens. I have a good idea but it is squashed by need to do stuff. Love the fabrics you pulled.

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  13. I love your bundle of fabric! Can't wait to see pictures of your new project.

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  14. Sure she'll be the best dressed fairy up there! Have fun when you get to that quilt, love the fabrics you've chosen

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  15. I recently had to make 9 skirts for my grandbaby's Cinderella play LOL, thankfully it was not too hard to make poodle skirts. However, my quilt projetcs lay ther half started and now I cant get back into it ! LOL
    Also since you mentioned those pink and blue blocks from the 80s , I have not been able to get that color scheme out of my head !!!

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  16. Good luck with the costume! It's so hard when you really want to do something but you can't! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Life is full of those moments where it's easy to get caught up in details...isn't it nice that you don't HAVE to hem it?

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  18. Lovely fabric! Would love to see what you turn it into. When you have the time, of course! ;)

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  19. Love your fabric choices!! Can't wait to see what you are making. One of my little guys had a play last night and needed a Zebra Fish costume. Luckily he wanted to make his own. :0) Your costume looks adorable!

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  20. I am in the process of working on 300 costumes for the local school district's spring musical. Our rule of thumb, it needs to look good for 4 shows, from 20 feet away. If the fabric doesn't fray, the edges don't get finished.

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  21. I feel your pain! I've got a whole shelf-ful of "want-to" projects - but way too many "need-to"s to get to them!

    I need to know - is 4/1/12 ok for your guest post on my blog, or do you need a later date? Just let me know!

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  22. Totally hear you! And good call on the raw edges. You're that much closer to "want" time!

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  23. I can totally relate. Good luck and quick sewing on the costume! :)

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  24. are those aqua pearl bracelets new? or an old color. Need v. Want? well I def. NEED them!! So cute. Love this stack of fabrics!

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  25. That's so funny. My daughter was just telling me she wants to work on a quilt so bad and she is spending this week helping her daughter's ballet teacher put together costumes for a recital. Oh, those fabrics look so pretty and tempting, especially when you know you have to do other things instead:)

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  26. I feel the same .... I have to think about my project and I feel that I have forgotten, but I'm a grandmother!

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