Less, but better.
A concept I discovered only this year, and have really embraced.
In less than a month I am moving out from my family’s home, and couldn’t think of a better time to go through everything I had accumulated over the past 18 years. It had really become overwhelming and being in such an overcrowded space was making me stressed. Going through my wardrobe(s) and, well, everything else has been the most uplifting experience. I repainted the walls white and took out half of the furniture. Now there is room to breathe.
While all this was happening, my sewing machine had been left untouched for several weeks. I had gone on an unintentional sewing break.
I guess the ‘less, but better’ mentality applies to crafting as well. Why make five easy tote bags in a day, when I could put that time into one quality garment that fulfils a need. When I began sewing two years ago, it made sense to practise as much as possible by making lots of dresses and skirts. But those are irrelevant now that I feel capable of more ambitious projects.
Time to create less, but better.