Thursday, March 22, 2012

I need motivation

I haven't had much motivation to sew lately, and honestly it sucks.  It's not that I don't want to, it's just that...well, there are 100 other things I know I should be doing instead.  And now I have all these projects that I want & need to work on, so I don't even know where to start.  What I really need is something quick & easy to get me back into the swing of things.

I think this weekend I'm going to sit down with all my Keyka Lou patterns, and pick out one to make that I haven't made yet.  It's kind of sad, really, I have almost all her patterns, but so many that I haven't had a chance to make yet.  And there's no excuse!

Did you see Michelle from Keyka Lou even has a new pattern out this week?  Her Padded Camera Pouch looks like yet another perfect little pouch.  And like most times when Michelle releases a new pattern, she's offering 20% off all patterns right now!  You'll have to hurry, the discount is only good through this Friday, March 23, but use code camerapouch for 20% off any pattern.

Pink Corduroy Padded Pouch Pink Corduroy Inside

I love that so many of Michelle's patterns come in multiple sizes.  A few times I've wanted an in-between size & can adjust it on a copy machine, but it's great that she already does most of that work for you on so many of her patterns.

Three Sizes

So what should I make next?  Maybe I'll just decide right now so I can't keep putting it off!  Here are the patterns I have that I haven't made yet, let me know what you think!
Grey Grey Inside

Pink Buttons inside
Stack of Ditty Bags
All Three Together
Curvy Clutch
Olive Fold-Over Clutch Olive Fold-Over Clutch Inside

I told you it was ridiculous how many patterns I own but haven't used yet, and I didn't even include the purses since I really don't need one of those right now.  I think I'm leaning towards the Strap Clutch since it's something I can throw in the diaper bag with my stuff, or use as a small diaper clutch if I don't want to carry the whole thing.  Plus, since my diaper bag is starting to rip (Again!  I've already replaced it once), I think I'm going to make myself one this time, and this way I can make something to match it.  I haven't decided on a pattern for that yet either, or if I'll just wing it on my own, but one step at a time! 

So tell me, what do you think I should make next?  Don't forget you can use code camerapouch to save 20% if you want to make something of your own.

Until next time...

all photos courtesy of Keyka Lou 


  1. I'm totally with you on the lack of motivation lately! As I was looking through the pictures I was going to suggest the zip pocket pouch, thinking you could just throw it in your diaper bag, then I read your comment about that being why you would make the other one. Either one looks great to me. An easy, fairly quick project definitely helps when you are in a slump!

  2. ohhh I'm loving all of them, but maybe the curvy clutch?

  3. Thanks for the coupon code! Also, hubby & I are currently having the great diaper bag debate... so if you don't mind sharing which bag keeps ripping, you might take one of the bags off our list! I was also thinking about making one myself - but I think hubby will also get his own "manly" bag.

  4. Those ditty bags look all kinds of awesome!

    I have a big project waiting on me to finish it and I too am struggling with motivation. I think a small easy project might be in order...

  5. I totally understand and now taxes are in my way. What is a person to do. I guess the taxes will prevail and I'll work on the 7 baby quilts in between. I'm sure that's gonna happen.
    Those bags are too cute. One day I'll get organized and motivated to get more done. hmmmm...sigh


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