No, this has nothing to do with little green men (or women). It has to do with my UnFinished Objects.
I recently found out about the blog LLadyBird and proceeded to devour her last year of posts. I love her blogging style. It cracks me up. Also she sews a lot. Her fashion style is awesome and I find her pictures and posts very inspirational. I really like that she uses interesting patterns from smaller companies. I still love Simplicity/McCall’s/Vogue/etc but recently I’ve been much more taken with the smaller businesses. I like the care and creativity that goes into the patterns. But I digress . . .
Anyhow I was most taken by Lauren of LLadyBird’s article on how she manages to sew so much. She offers lots of good tips on making use of small bits of time and always having a queue of current projects. But the one bit of advice that really stuck out to me was her point about finishing UFOs. She doesn’t have them. She points how it really damages your productivity because you invest the time in starting up something and then that investment never . . . matures.
In my case, it’s also a real waste of space. I have soooo many UFOs at this point. Not only does it take up space, but I feel guilty when I start a new project because I think “Oh, I should be working on one of my old projects.” This takes away from my enjoyment of sewing and this will not do.
So even though it’s not the first of the year, I’m making this coming year (yes, 2014) the year I finish my UFOs.
I’m going to post a list of them here to keep myself accountable. I will update this post with links to finished project posts and strikethrough when I get one of them done. I will also update the post with additional UFOs as I find them (I’m still unpacking my sewing room and it’s about to get moved again when we paint that room) so there are bound to be more. My hope is to be done with them by the end of the year.
Here we go . . .
- Blue sky hat
- Bohemian triangle quilt
- Burgundy flannel-lined coverup
- Cambie dress
- Can-can skirt
- Jeans – 4 pairs to hem <– this is crazy
- Harem pants (fabric for at least 2 pairs)
Laundry room curtains— finished project
- Mermaid skirt
- Navy blue raw silk dress
- Negroni shirt
Pettiskirt, purple & pink— finished project
- Pig pajamas bottoms
- Pig quilt
- Purple flower quilt (see above for a teaser photo)
- Rainbow crazy quilt
- Red polyester cover up
- Renfrew shirts (I have fabric for at least 2)
- Tie, flowered for dad
- Weekender bag from travel fabric
- World map quilts (x2)