Scaredy Cat Challenge - 24 January 2010

I've started a 'Scaredy Cat Challenge' for myself - following the advice of Jonathan Roche (see my previous post I'm in Stitches!). He talked about it in connection with exercising, but it can be applied to anything really. So for the duration of 2010, I'm going to do things I've been putting off. I'm not procrastinating about tasks in the Flylady sense of "I haven't got the time to do that right now". It's more things I would like to do but "I'm too scared, I don't know how" sense. If you get my drift... ;)

Last Saturday I started sewing an apron from a pattern. You can see how I got on here.

And what can I report today - one week on? The apron is finished - yippee! :) And très nice it is too...here's DD7 modelling it. Though it's all mine! ;)


And here's the other side. You'll remember it's reversible ;)



The pesky bias strips which I had - of course - been putting off, turned out to be very easy to do. I set my Flylady timer and whaddayouknow...it took less than the magic 15 minutes! The only tricky thing turned out to be sewing on the neck straps (I chose in the end to do them by machine, life is too short for handstitching). The problem was that the front and back of the apron (it's reversible, you'll remember...) didn't quite match up. Well, nobody's perfect - right? And it's only me who knows. And you lot.

Anyway, it's finished, it's blinking lovely, and now I'm ready to tackle other patterns and sewing techniques. Gathers?? Go home!

So what is my next 'Scaredy Cat Challenge' for myself? Well, I had a twitter conversation with Missus Smarty Pants the other night and I was pampering my feet and painting my toenails. She always paints hers in light colours, I always do mine dark (today they are purple, Gosh #99 Isabel). Because I like to cover them up. I really should have my feet done by a chiropodist (various imperfections, not just my toenails) but...I hate people touching my feet, I'm so ticklish! :)

Oh yes, I've been for manicures and pedicures before. But the pedicure part was half-heaven and half-nightmare. So I've decided to get these tooties looking lovely for the onslaught of spring and summer. 2010 will be the year! So that's my next Scaredy Cat Challenge. To take the plunge, make an appointment (or two) and get it over and done with (and definitely grumble about the expense). Who knows, maybe I'll even enjoy it? [simpers]

Have a simply super Sunday! :)

4 comments:

C-Joy said...

The apron is GREAT! Just what you need to go along with the new kitchen :D I'm with you on the foot thing -hate having my feet touched & I use dark colors on my toesies. I am NOT going to join you in the mega foot pamper at this time..... LOL

cndflybaby said...

Great job on the apron. This challenge is such a wonderful idea. Sending you lots of bravery vibes but I know you don't need them! Way to go!

lauriekeiko said...

The apron is totally adorable! Who knew they could be so stylish? If you're taking orders... :)

Kara said...

Nice job on the apron - I love it! Good luck with that next challenge too. I am going to tackle kitchen curtains (inspired by you starting with a sewing challenge) - as soon as I find a pattern I like. :-)