In Honestly

A whole lotta nothin’

Radio silence on my blog usually means I have nothing to write about. And by “nothing” I mean no finished projects to share (which is my favorite part of blogging). Sometimes sewing is slow and boring and tedious. Really, really tedious.


Sometimes I’ll sew for days and days and only have bodice muslins to show for it (now I remember why I only made loose fitting tunics all winter). Sometimes my kitchen counter has seen more pattern pieces and tracing paper than food items during the week.


Sometimes I want to stop and blog so I have an excuse to not sew a fourth version of the same bodice muslin. Sometimes I ramble and share photos because I have a whole lotta nothin’ to really say.


But soon, soon I will have a finished project to share and hopefully all this nothing will turn into something really great.

Sometimes you just have to document the nothing so the something feels extra worth it when it’s done.


  • Elena Knits

    I have the same problem these days. My Sewing for Cotton project is taking me longer than expected. I like paying attention to details, otherwise I won’t forgive myself afterwards, but man, it’s so time consuming!

  • Oh my goodness, your blog has become my absolute favourite out of all the ones I follow. It is always vibrant and friendly and interesting, and you are so sweet to your readers, taking time to respond to so many comments. You are an inspiration. Even seeing your WIPs is inspiring 🙂 Gush over heehee xxx

    • Thank you so much, Samantha. You just honestly made my day 🙂

  • This was a great post, it makes me want to post more like this!

    • You should! It helps put things in perspective while adding new blog content at the same time 😉 😉 Double bonus?

  • I really like your WIP photos, they’re inspiring!

  • natalie aka hungryhippie

    This is such truth! LOL I love it….feel exactly the same, and sometimes quite honestly I just don’t give a rats ass about blogging because life is insanely busy. <3 Love the photos. 😉

    • Lolz! Yeah I’ve had many a rat’s ass to not give about blogging in the past, but sometimes it’s a welcome distraction from other things! …like endless dress fitting 😉

  • I totally know how you feel – and sometimes blogging takes away from sewing time, so it doesn’t get done. Your photos look great! Can’t wait to see how everything turns out!

  • Rachael-Lynn

    Sometimes I also find sewing more frustrating…in fact I was thinking today how I enjoy the finished product of sewing but the act in and of itself is more stressful than anything else. Knitting is my true creative therapy. But despite not having anything to show right now I enjoy reading your blog and seeing how things are going!

    • I’m still a beginner when it comes to knitting so I still find a lot of frustration in it, but I do love the fact that I can drop everything and knit anywhere! I can absolutely agree with the therapy in that 🙂

  • Excellent point, dear gal. I actually said “yep” aloud rather enthusiastically when I read your last line. Whether one shares projects they make or not on their blog, sometimes posting about the fact that you have nothing uber new to discuss and/or show all says a lot unto itself and is a reminder of that fact that there’s a lot more “real life” at work behind the glamorous side of blogging and social media that we’re inundated with 24/7 these days.

    ♥ Jessica

    • I totally agree with the “non glamorous” side of blogging. There sure is a lot of it lol. Especially with sewing.

  • Lisette

    I’ve been doing the same thing since the start of 2015. But it was more a conscious decision – I detest writing, I’m only good at technical writing anymore, so I’d decided to spend more time sewing and less time blogging. So far it has been wonderful.

    • That’s all that matters. I think everyone should do a lot more of what they love, especially when it’s a conscious decision 🙂

  • I am so in the middle of this right now and it’s driving me nuts… I hold on to the hope that I might come out of this with my very first TNT. I have heard tell of this mythical, magical thing and want my own!


    bonita of Lavender & Twill

    • Keep holding on! Right around the time when you throw up your hands and say “WHY?! Why am I even trying?!” you make a big stride and then things start to get a little sunnier from there on out. We can do it! A TNT is in our grasp!! 🙂

      • Just got to get a little more done, and we’ll be a little closer… Pip pip! 🙂

  • YES. Yes to everything! This totally describes my sewing. I’ve been working on fitting an Emery dress for what feels like an eternity and recently blogged about my sewing frustrations. I *finally* finished my proper dress this evening though and celebrated with a cup of tea. Woop! Hope you have some good sewing karma this week too!

    • Best of luck with your Emery! I’m sure it will look amazing. Even if it only took one million muslins 😉

  • To true! Your blog is such a bright spot for me 🙂

    • Thank you, Sarah. That really means a lot to me <3

      • It’s the truth, doll 🙂

  • Can’t wait to see it when it’s finished!

    • Me either, haha! I’m soooo close to having a really, really nice fitting dress. For once in my life. …hopefully I didn’t just jinx myself! (knocking on wood now)

  • Sabine

    This posts holds some great quotes…. and that, in itself, makes it more than worth it.

  • I’m so excited I found your blog! It’s making me so happy. I stumbled upon it through your comment on Tilly and The Buttons. Can’t wait to see what all this nothing turns into!

    • Aww well thanks so much for stopping by to say hello! 🙂 🙂

  • Mancunian Vintage

    Look forward to seeing how it all pans out!