I enjoy many different crafts, and there are few things I love as much as developing complex plans. Unfortunately, I don’t have much time to devote to projects and many times I start a project, only to realize that I don’t have some vital ingredient to finish it. Of course, getting to the store consumes the scarcest resource: time.
After countless aborted craft missions, I had an epiphany: attempt simpler projects and you will actually complete them. Designs with simple lines (and no lining!) make sewing projects more manageable. Working with chunkier yarn saves a great deal of time. Often, making smaller things saves both time and materials.
Items for babies meet a lot of my criteria. Having a couple of little people around the house helps too. I also have a lot of friends who are having babies, and they need presents. Babies tend to be less horrified by homemade things (ever notice that there are fewer babies on Regresty?).
Last night I started sketching out a pattern for a pair of baby overalls. The pattern has four pieces, so it should be quick to piece together. I just have to carve out a little time.