I have recently decided that there is such a thing as too much inspiration. If you saw my Google Reader, my mental To-Do list, and the piles of fabric in my sewing room we are talking about serious piles, you would whole-heartedly agree.
I recently purged about 1/3 of the subscriptions on my Reader. That's pretty good, don't you think?! The one that hurt the worst was my "Sewing" feed. I received a daily dose of sewing tutorial roundups from around the web. There are so many great ideas for new projects that are just dying to get on that mental To-Do list let's just call it my mTDl., but that mTDl was causing me to lose my sanity.
So I cut the poison at it's source. Of course the page is still bookmarked, but I actually have to go look for it if I want project ideas. But I don't.
I do not want any more project ideas. Right now I have more projects than I will be able to finish in a year. At the top of my mTDl that is so much easier, right? are Adeline's quilt, my dress for the wedding, and more clothes for Adeline. At some point I should also include cleaning my sewing room and listing the items I have already made in my shop yes, I said I was going to do that in April, and clearly it did not happen. I can't sell what I don't have listed though!
Along with my sewing feed, I got rid of some "bargain" subscriptions because I rarely needed what they were telling me about and I facebook-like them, so I can still get the info if I want to, some subscriptions of folks who haven't updated in who knows how long, and a food blog that did nothing but make me drool. Really, I don't need that sort of thing happening too often.
Now that I am feeling so inspired toward productivity and purging I need to keep my eyes out for some form of storage for my serious piles of fabric. Perhaps I will make some fabric buckets and hit two birds with one stone! did you notice I didn't say "kill"? I really don't feel like killing anything. Is there about way to say that?
THIS is the crafty inspiration I need.