It finally feels like Spring might be nearing closer. The sun has been out for the past few days and we just got in a huge shipment of warm weather patterns from Named and Papercut. Have you started planning your Spring sewing? If so, what is on your project queue?
Named Patterns just released its new Spring/Summer collection called Playground and we are super excited to introduce you to it! It is filled with wearable basics perfect for transitioning into warmer weather. We already picked out our favorites, so now we want to know, what’s your favorite pattern?
Another week, another pattern shipment! All our new patterns have us in a bit of a sewing frenzy around here. Many of us will be spending the weekend sewing up some new store samples, while others will be testing out the lovely new selection of Named and Papercut patterns for fun. We might even be sewing up some surprises for Monday!
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Letting go or surrendering to what is—not how you want things to be, when you want them, or with whom you want them —is one of the most difficult but ultimately liberating practices you can incorporate into your daily life. We want so much. A new job. A nicer house. A partner. A baby. Flatter abs. More money. And while we’re working toward these dreams, and fretting over when they are going to arrive, we miss out on life. We miss out on the possibilities. I know because I spent decades depressed and anxious because I couldn’t surrender to the flow of life. I thought that if I didn’t constantly DO SOMETHING to reach my goals, I wasn’t going to get to where I wanted to be. And if my plans didn’t come together in the timeframe and fashion I envisioned, I panicked or curled up in a ball, wondering what was wrong with me. Even when I did achieve or experience moments of joy, I assumed it was fleeting and the cycle started all over again. This need to feel in control my life, ironically, left me feeling utterly helpless and afraid.
At this point, you are probably familiar with #sewnwithhart. It has been so enjoyable seeing new friends participating on a regular basis. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and pieces of yourself with our community. We love browsing your photos and reading your posts, so keep them coming! If you haven’t joined in yet, there is still time! Pop in for a few days or stop by to read a daily self-care tip.
Santa Cruz is having its fair share of dreary grey days this winter similar to much of the nation. While it’s easy to let this get us down, it’s nice to find beauty in the weather and enjoy it. Walks along the stormy sea and views of fog rolling over the hills are helping to keep our spirits in check. This weekend, we’ll be taking our own self-care tip and sleeping in!
In the spirit of #sewnwithhart, Harts Fabric is spending the month of February making and collecting blankets and pillows to donate to our local SPCA! We put together a quick and easy blanket tutorial perfect for our four-legged friends! This blanket is super quick to sew and it a great size for fur-babies and human babies alike! Let’s get started!
We’re about half way through the first week of #sewwithhart and we are blown away by your posts and response. Thank you for joining in! If you missed the first few days, it’s not too late! The spirit of this month is to feel good. Post when you can or when it speaks to you. We love meeting new friends.