Thursday, October 21, 2010

I'm Feeling A Little Intimidated Today...


Yes, contrary to what you may think, I can be intimidated by a project. And there is nothing quite like getting a delivery of fabric, realizing the amount of sewing required in my near future, to prompt feelings of being overwhelmed!


It makes me want to believe in fairy tales. If I leave the bolts out tonight, will the Elves please come and complete the work for me by morning?

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  1. Nice to know you believe in those lazy elves too....when will they ever get going?!!

    Sarahx

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  2. If they do happen to visit. After they have finished your curtains...send them over my way, because I have some fabric on the way, and could REALLY use their help!

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  3. i am attempting some curtain making/painting this weekend, myself, and am feeling a little overwhelemed with the prospect of it all! i was thinking yesterday...right now, it sure would be nice to commission someone else to do this....:)

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  4. I've been asking for Elves for a while now and I'm starting to think they're trying to avoid me! When I get intimidated by a daunting task ahead, I just try to break it down into smaller projects and take one at a time. And, always rewards of sweets and lattes! :)

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  5. Well, I'm sure whatever you (or the elves) do it's going to be beautiful!

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  6. Like they say, the hardest part of any project is starting it. Just finished a day of sewing myself yesterday and it feels good to be done!

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  7. You can do it! Although, that is going to be a lot of work. Just think of how good it will look in the end. So start small to get a few things done, and before you know it you'll be a on roll.

    I'm sewing patchwork trick or treat bags for my nieces and nephews this weekend. I can't believe it's almost Halloween and I haven't started yet! I need to get in gear myself.

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  8. Oh my! Yes you do have a lot of work ahead of you! But its going to be rewarding. All of that yummy fabric. Especially your headboard fabric. I have to get my hands on some!

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  9. As much as I love working on projects, I can relate to this. Sometimes it is all just so...overwhelming.

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  10. Yes, it can be a bit overwhelming but that's just part of the anticipation of good things to come. I get a lump in my throat every time I embark on a new project!

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  11. You can do it, We know you can! I can't wait to see the fabulousness you have planned.

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  12. I just sat down to make curtains last night and the sewing machine broke! After finally finding time and energy to do it, this was insanely disheartening. Hope your sewing goes well, meditate on the final product :)

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  13. Been there! You know what gets me motivated to start a big project?
    Knowing company is coming.

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  14. You do all the sewing yourself for your design projects?? I'm so impressed!

    And don't be intimidated! You're obviously an incredibly talented designer - you'll get it done!!

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  15. Hi Shannon,
    Yes, I do all the sewing for projects in my own home...I'm too cheap to pay and with a background in fashion I figure I ought to be able to do my own sewing. Makes more projects possible!! Janell

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  16. Oh I do understand. When I look at the huge bolts of fabric sometimes, I just want to run. Getting started is always the hardest part. Can't wait to see it all done, I know it will be beautiful. Hugs, Marty

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  17. It is comforting to know that even uber talented people like you Janell can have pangs of being over-whelmed. Elves are so underrated, we all need them!! I love the fabric by the way.

    Sending good karma your way x

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  18. When those elves are through at your house can you send them my way? I'll pony up for the plane tickets!

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  19. Oh I know the feeling. I freak out about yardage of fabrics too and I know I'm bringing them to my seamstress. Totally scared of the bill!

    I'm sure you will be a rock star with them! I can't sew to save my life. So in my house if it's not the seamstress it's Jon's doing it.

    Poor man!

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  20. Oh my...I can certainly relate to that feeling. It's during those times, I just have to develop tunnel vision, and tackle one thing while putting the rest completely out of my mind. You can do it!

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  21. Be sure to leave out the cookies and milk. With all that sewing to do, the elves will get hungry ;-)

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  22. Such a great time of year here to contemplate some sewing projects, Janell! Everything will turn out lovely. Just take it one project at a time so you don't get overwhelmed. {That's how I try to attack most of mine. If I look at the big picture I start to procrastinate!}.

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  23. Janell, if ANYONE could do all that work (and do it well), it's you. I have all the faith in the world.

    Baby steps. Baby steps to the fabric. Baby steps to the sewing machine.

    Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  24. I can understand how that would be overwhelming. But the fabrics look wonderful and I'm sure it will all turn out beautifully! I love all the texture.

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  25. I can't believe it. You always make everything look so easy (for you, that is!) Looking forward to another great project, Janell!

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  26. Janell you are doing great and it will all fall into place!! beautifully!

    xoxo
    Karena
    Art by Karena

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  27. My sewing skills are very limited to say the least. I can't even imagine taking on these projects.
    xo, Sherry

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  28. What? Miss Janell intimidated, nah! You're just trying to make us all feel better about our own abilities :)

    Good luck with all that sewing! Can't wait to see the fabulous results!!

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  29. I find the cutting part most intimidating; those beautiful (expensive) rolls of fabric are a little daunting in that respect.
    But your fans have confidence in you!

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  30. I love the fabrics you've chosen. You will do a fabulous job with them...just keep picturing the outcome! And can you send the elves to my house when they're done...my daughter is about to bust a seam if I don't finish her room soon!! aak!

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  31. I love all the earth tone colors. Would go well in my home :) You've got the right colors and fabric textures. Go for it. It will be wonderful. I know the overwhelming feeling ... hang in there :) Cynth

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  32. oh, i SO hear you.
    i really, really hate sewing. i love dropping off bolts and folds of fabric at a seamstresses house, and showing up two weeks later to finished window treatments and pillows. it's BETTER than christmas.
    when we buy our next home, however, i will probably be doing all my own sewing. i hope i manage to stay sane throughout the process.

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  33. Wow, love the textures of ALL of these fabrics. Can't wait to see how they turn out!

    Morgan @ PDB

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  34. You can do it! What a great color palette:)

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  35. We can wait for the room ;) We just need little updates from time to time with pictures! Elves or no elves it will be fabulous and worth the wait! I like Erika's idea...milk and cookies yum!

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  36. totally dont blame you- i often feel the same way.

    PS- all your projects come out perfect, so no worries :)

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  37. Puh-lease send the elves over here. I have a furniture redo that I can't bring myself to finish. You have been on my blog roll forever, but I am just not following. Not sure how that happened but realized I was missing posts here and there! :)

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  38. I can totally relate. I got a similiar shipment a few weeks ago with 20 yards for drapes, yards for pillows, and fabric for tablecloths. I am not sure where or what to start on. Maybe this weekend I will find the motivation.

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  39. 3 Peas in a Pod, okay, that is even more yardage than my delivery! I will keep that in mind as I start cutting, perhaps this weekend? Soon, because the room needs those drapery panels! Janell

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  40. Glad to know others get intimidated too. :) Sure does look like a lot of work, but we all know it's going to be fabulous! No pressure. :) xxoo

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  41. You're obviously an incredibly talented designer - you'll get it done!! Nice art work you know and do it on your own. It's a great feeling to make something new for your home like curtains.
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