Wednesday, October 10, 2012

busy bee

I just got the promo cards for the Handmade Harvest craft show I'll be doing the first Saturday in November! Yay, I'm really excited about this!
Etsy Denton Handmade Harvest
This year I'm making Kindle covers and iPad covers in addition to quilts and table runners.
assembly line
I've been feeling a little overwhelmed lately. Not with sewing but just creatively and feeling like I can never "keep up" with everyone. I mean, the way that some people really crank out all these great ideas, take perfect pictures, blog about them, have sponsors, respond to every comment, create patterns and just seem to have their hand in everything. It's really intimidating.
I just have to remember that I do this blog just for fun and as a creative outlet for myself. I just don't have time to keep up with blogs, Craftsy, Flickr, Instagram, Pinterest and who knows what else. Right now I limit myself to keeping up with a manageable number of blogs, Flickr and browsing Pinterest now and then. I already feel like I spend way too much time on the computer. Sometimes I just need to give myself a reality check and let go of the imagined pressure to be like others. Well, I feel better getting that off my chest. Please tell me I'm not the only one who feels this way sometimes. :)


peaknits said...

You are so not alone in feeling like you can't keep up or are caught in the vortex of cyberspace. We just need more tme in our day:)

Devin said...

I also agree, I feel the same way! How do people manage to get it all done, and have a life at the end of the day? So easy to compare ourselves to everyone else that seem to be more productive. But I think what you said about feeling like you spend too much time on the computer already is key. I need to remind myself of that too! Great post!

HouseManagerLady said...

You are definitely not the only one. I don't have a blog...I want to create one, I have a lot of material for one, but I don't have the space in my life to give it the time and attention it needs right now. Maybe someday, but not now. Your blog is lovely, and I really enjoy your posts, just thought you should know. :-)

knottygnome said...

you are most definitely not alone. i've been feeling the "drag" of blogging for awhile now. i'm not sure yet if i want to quit altogether but i'm giving it serious consideration.

Marta said...

Emily, I can't even tell you how perfectly you just articulated how I feel DAILY. Except, you're one of those people I admire for all that you accomplish! Eekk.... what does that mean about me???!! :P

Franziska said...

Although this post's a year old I'd like to say thank you. That I'm not the only one who feels like this and is often frustrated that I don't get as much done as others. Thanks.