Harder Than It Looks: DIY Videos and Overconfidence

Before I fell down the bobbin lace rabbit hole, I made myself a medieval shift. Watching others sewing in videos about historical costuming made me want to sew, too. Morgan Donner’s video Making Basic Medieval Underwear inspired me to dig out some plain muslin, draft a pattern, and make a shift of my own. I had already finished it when I first heard a Hidden Brain podcast that made me laugh with understanding.

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To Change Things, First Accept Where You Are

Yesterday, I spent the entire day in bed. When I first woke up, my head was full of all the … More To Change Things, First Accept Where You Are

3 Tips That Got Me Through My Studio Cleanup

For two whole years, my studio has been a disaster. Even after I unpacked, there were bins, boxes, and bags all over the room. While there have been plenty of distractions, I finally realized what was really keeping things so messy and unsettled: perfectionism.

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Pandemic: An Introvert’s Paradise? Not For Me.

I am astonished to discover how badly coronavirus mitigation practices have disrupted my life. In a way, things do not … More Pandemic: An Introvert’s Paradise? Not For Me.