So, I know you are already WAY sick of me talking about Nester at The Nesting Place, but could you bear with me one more time? : )
I just can't believe how much I've been freed from perfectionism lately, and I owe it to Nester's philosophy of decorating: It Doesn't Have to be Perfect to be Beautiful. For some reason, that simple sentence broke through my perfectionistic little mind and is changing my thinking in ways beyond decorating my house. I really feel liberated.
Today, I spent the day with my buddies sewing sundresses for my girls, and guess what? WE DIDN'T USE PATTERNS. We just made them up as we went along. Don't tell my mom, but I used the sewing machine to hem the dresses instead of hemming it by hand. Oh the horror!
No wait a minute...Oh the fun! Oh the creativity!
I have to clean up all of my mess before I can blog about the sewing day today, but that post is coming soon. I figured out how to make the easiest sundress ever! I can't wait to share.
And in my quest to spruce things up a bit around here, I found a valance I started sewing for my girls' bedroom when they were 1 and 2 years old. I was only two steps away from finishing, when I wadded it up in frustration and stuffed it in a cupboard. It wasn't perfect. The seams weren't straight enough. So, I gave up.
Now, years later, I found it. Took 15 minutes to finish it and hung it up. Guess what? It isn't perfect, but it is adorable! The girls love it. Littlest Princess woke up this morning, sat up on her top bunk, and said, "Mommy, you are such a good sewer."
So here is the not at all perfect valance who lived in a cupboard for 5 years instead of hanging up in my girls' room making them happy all because I am a perfectionist who needed be let out of my own cupboard.
Hanging in all its crooked imperfect glory.
This not being perfect thing is getting fun. : )