Old hobbies and bad habits

Yesterday I read a blog post on inthefrow about getting back into old hobbies. It reminded that I haven’t done anything textiles/sewing related for a long time and that I don’t spend enough time writing just for fun.

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Sewing is something I’ve been doing from a young age. It began with me and my sister using fabric scraps to hand sew dolls clothes then when I was 9 I joined the sewing club at school where I first learnt to hand embroider. As I got older Textiles was always a subject I enjoyed and did best in at school.

Last year in January I got my very own sewing machine and I was so happy as I had wanted one for a very long time. Fast forward to present day and I haven’t used my machine since August. The feeling I get when I’m creating something is amazing and I miss it. I already have a few things I want to make or alter I just need to get to it.

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I spend more time thinking about writing than I do actually writing. I was recently inspired to start writing fiction again as I haven’t done so since secondary school. It won’t be for my blog, it’ll be for me and for fun. In terms of blog posts I have an ever-growing list of 40+ ideas but I rarely get round to actually writing them out.

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Procrastination is one of the reasons I haven’t been pursuing my interests as much I as could have been. I want to be good at the things I do but I constantly worry that I won’t be (it’s a vicious circle!) and sometimes it ends up seeming better to not bother than to try and feel disappointed.

I’ve felt like that with many things in life but it’s only now when I’ve done some reflection and become consciously aware of the habit, that I am able to realise it is something I have to work on.

I want to end this post with a quote from a book by Paul Arden:

“Aim beyond what you are capable of. Try things you are incapable of. Make your vision a reality.”

Jimi x

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August update #1

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Hey so this is my first weekly august post.

As I mentioned in a post a little while ago I have a bunch of clothes to revamp and I got started on my machine today. I’m really looking forward to wearing the pieces and sharing the outfits on my blog.

I’ve also been writing a lot more over the past week. Nothings quite finished yet, but once it is I will probably post it here. I love just writing about life from things I’ve experienced.

Lastly my vegetarian/healthy eating is going well, I feel as though I’ve been eating a lot less in general which is good. Following from that I’ve also been exercising; yesterday it was a short hike whilst this morning at around 8am I went cycling with my sister.

 

XO lmg

My Christmas Wishlist 2013

A leather journal

I’ve kept a proper journal since I was about 10 years old. In the next couple  of weeks I’ll probably finish the one I have. I usually just use a standard notebook but for some reason now I just really want a leather one.

Teardrop earrings

I have a small amount of earrings,I’m quite picky when I choose them. I feel like tear drop earrings often look quite sophisticated. I can just imagine wearing them with like, a magnificent ball gown or something.

A small side bag

The one below is Saint Laurent, I just used it as an example. When it comes to bags I don’t buy them that often but I would like to think that I need a side bag. I’d want one for casual and one for when I get dressed up (not very often).

Fashion related books

So my college library has some amazing books but I would love to have some of my own. I would want one on Chanel, Dior and YSL. Also a few other general fashion ones.

A vegetarian cookbook

So firstly, no I am not vegetarian if that’s what you were thinking. this year over the summer I had this urge to go vegetarian but  it didn’t happen. Now I’m thinking of trying it out for the whole of January so a cookbook would come in handy for me.

A singer sewing machine

Their are 2 sewing machines in my house one of which is a wind-up, the other one is pretty old as well. I love sewing and I would want a new machine but their pretty expensive. If I do end up getting one that will be my big (and probs only) present.

If you have a Christmas wishlist, I’d love to see it so be sure to leave a link in the comments!

Until next time…

XO lmg