I, Sarah Trover, am not afraid of much but the one thing that brings me to my crafting knees is threading up the bobbin in a sewing machine. Yes, I know I can stumble through it, but the idea that I'll get something stuck or have to redo it, it makes me nervous and suddenly I'm standing in the aisle with the fusible webbing and tape. After reading up on the latest adventures with Daniel over at Manhattan Nest, my thinking might have to change as he's calling out all your crafting fears and charging the wussies of the internet (like myself) to buck up, put up, and shut up — telling us that you can do anything.
Daniel Kanter is no stranger to Apartment Therapy as we've featured his mad diy and crafting skills several times in the past. He does things the way normal people do, one step at a time and figuring things out as you go along and he's always been very open to sharing such experiences with his readers.
Today however he shares a tale of sucking up the fear of sewing and looking up instructions online and making his own pillows (pictured above). With his new found confidence he mentioned he'd be happy to sew a cushion cover for a friend's Mid Century sofa and so his courage carried on. His story is triumphant and he is making a call today to the people of the interwebs to face your fears and just do it.
It seems like an appropriate motto for this time of year as we're looking at so many handmade projects. It's easy to feel that they're over your skill level or you don't have time to figure things out, but he's reassuring in the fact that you can. Check out the link below to read about Daniel's adventures.