It’s no big secret that lately I have been out of sorts. That I’m actively pursuing avenues to get myself back together. I’m not attempting to hide it, but I’m not shouting it from the rooftops either.
Last week, I decided with the help of my good friends Shelley and Dee, that I needed something to comfort me. Something that only I could use. Something that was fully mine. I wouldn’t have to put someone else’s items in it (my bag) or wear it outside to share with the world. I know, I know, selfish.
I fully embrace it too.
Selfish sewing. It’s something that a lot of the sewists around the blogosphere do for a full week, and I’m never on time to participate. So I figured, what they hay? Do some selfish sewing now. And I did.
I made house shoes
And cutsie ones at that.
They even have half of a bow on the toe.
Mr. Houseful laughed at me, but I didn’t care.
I’m proud of my shoes, and I think that I may make myself some more to match all of my pajamas.
Sometimes, that selfish sewing is the best thing to happen to me in this office.
Sewing for me, and me only.
These are the Elizabeth Women’s Shoes. The pattern comes from www.ithinksew.com and took about two and a half hours to cut out and sew fully. There was lots of laughter between Shelley, Dee and I, in between stitches.
I’m thinking that this may be something that I take into the new year as well. I need to strengthen my skills in sewing. I will need quiet time in order to pray and focus on God and bettering myself.
If that comes while I’m sewing, then so be it.
If it comes while I’m cutting, then so be it.
If it comes while I’m sitting trying to figure out WHAT to sew, then so be THAT.
Basically, I need to get my life back in order. And we’re going to start with house shoes.
Shelley Fields says
I love those house shoes and I had fun making a pair with you. You wear those shoes with pride into 2014!
Natasha Nicholes says
I will most certainly do that! Thank you for being such a great sewing buddy. I appreciate you!
Ginny Marie says
I think your house shoes are adorable! I need to take more time to sew. I have a quilt that I need to finish!
Natasha Nicholes says
Thank you Ginny. I appreciate you coming through to share my joy in my simple project. Quilting is next to learn on my list of things. I tried one, but became a bit discouraged when it didn’t “look” like I wanted it to. I may try backing it and binding it next week, just because.
Andrea @ MouseInMyPocket.com says
I love your shoes, and I love you, no matter what kind of sorts you’re in. I hope some time sewing will help get you back to where you want to be.