Make Something You’ve Been Putting Off {Craft Challenge, Day 8}


We’re one week into the craft challenge, and I’m pretty proud of myself for doing all the things and posting so much. (If it’s too much for you to keep up with, I started a newsletter for this very purpose. The first one went out today!)

Because so much of this week has been about doing the things that haven’t been getting done, I thought it would be good to strike another thing off the list by completing a project that I’ve wanted and needed to do for a long time but haven’t made time for until today. Is there something creative you've been meaning to do but have been putting off? Do it today!

Sewing a Giant Pillowcase

I have, for years and years, slept with a body pillow. I love it. And because it’s sometimes hard to find pillowcases for them, I have long sewed my own.

Or I should say I long ago sewed my own. falling apart pillowcase

I’m pretty sure the one I’d been using was from before the girl was born, and it looks it.

It’s a wonder the thing hasn’t completely fallen apart.

I even still have the same fabric I used for the last one (can you see the huge color difference?) so there was no excuse not to do it. color changed fabric

Except I just didn’t. It’s had that gaping hole for months and I just didn’t do anything about it.

Until today.

It was not a hard project, or a particularly time consuming one, but I will be so happy going to bed tonight with a nice new, crisp pillowcase. new pillowcase

What Do You Want to Do?

Obviously it’s not going to be a pillowcase for everyone.

But there’s probably something that’s been nagging at you, something you’ve been wanting to do or to make.

I challenge you to do that — or at least get started — today.

Maybe there’s a painting in your head that needs to get out.

Maybe a line from a poem you haven’t written keeps popping up.

Maybe you want to finish that quilt you started years ago, pick up your cross stitch from where it’s been sitting since before Christmas or start that novel or sketch out that character you’ve been talking to in your head for months.

Take a step. Do the thing. Make something. Even if it’s just a start. There’s a weekend coming up; you have no excuse.

I’d love to hear what your thing is and what you are getting out of your head and into the world. If you can, take a picture of it and share with the hashtag #ourdailycraft on Instagram. I’d love to see what you’re up to!

I hope you have found this challenge series to be valuable so far, and even if you aren’t joining in I hope it’s got you thinking about ways you can bring a little more creativity into your life!

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