I have had a $20 drop cloth draped over a chair in my bedroom for a year. Not because we were painting, or sanding drywall, but because for many, many months, I've had a plan to make a slipcover.
And the fact of the matter is, I am SO intimidated by the process. I'm stuck frozen before that first cut every time...and I've made a slipcover or two.
So, I finally got the pieces cut out a few weeks ago. And then, I'm frozen in fear again before making that first seam. What if I mess up??? Will I have to cut another piece? I can't imagine a worse thing happening to a $20 drop cloth! Good grief. I don't know what the fear block is all about. Because I went to my favorite video tutorial by Miss Mustard Seed, just like I did twice before...
And I did it. It's not perfect, but it's a slipcover. A soft and relaxed imperfect slipcover.
And I think I just figured out what I'm afraid of.
I am afraid of it not being perfect.
So I just need to get over that fear of not being so perfect. Because guess what I picked up at an auction this weekend for $5?
Does fear ever keep you from challenging yourself to a new project?