I was totally done with work two weeks ago--I could not handle to come in to work one more day and deal with other people's problems and anxieties. I needed a break! And what is the point of working for yourself if you're putting in 18 hour work days.
In an attempt to reclaim the mythical work/life balance, I Liz Lemoned myself into having it all by taking a week off. In this GLORIOUS week that is now sadly over I sewed my ass off.
I ordered some patterns off of Etsy and just cut and sewed and watched Law & Order SVU reruns. One night I stayed up until 3am working on this purse by The Sterling Owl. It's a hobo/diaper bag that I love--I've made two now and am going to make that for everyone for Christmas.
Here is the bag I'm sporting now:
And the second bag I made:
And here are some change purses I made from a pattern by Aivilo Charlotte. I modified the pattern a bit.
I'm still working on my skills but really having a great time doing it--and making something so functional. When I was making that bag at 3am I realized how inspired I was to sew. I NEVER feel that way about my regular work. I need to figure out a way to incorporate crafting into my every day life and not just on vacations since it makes me so happy.