I love crafting, but I think the act of the craft is more important than the product of the craft. If you can’t enjoy the process, what is the point? I am a free form crafter that purposely designs projects that don’t need a lot of precision. I find that obsessing over perfection ruins the crafting experience. Instead, beauty can be found in intentional imperfections.
An example: I was quilting some bags as gifts. I wanted to make spiral shape quilt patterns, but couldn’t do it free hand and perfect enough. A machine would be needed with algorithmic programing or a compass to make it perfect enough. So instead of trying, and trying to reach perfection I decided to make the lines wavy circles. This made the spirals look like flowers, and they were beautiful. And easy, and delightful to do. So, the lesson here- layer imperfect flowers cut out of felt and no one will notice you don’t have a perfect four petal flower.
Go free form and enjoy, instead of ridge and obsess over perfection most of us can’t hope to achieve.