We bought a house! This actually isn’t that newsworthy since said house-purchase took place back in November of last year. But the buying process, followed by the moving process was pretty much all-encompassing for a period of time. Truthfully, much more all-encompassing for a much longer period of time than I ever expected. And even though it’s been a fun and exciting time; making a home, I’ve missed making other stuff.
Now that spring is upon us, we are much more settled and my studio room is (almost) completely organized, I’m happy to report that I’m springing back into action! Currently on the workbench: Sewing projects!
My hubby bought me a heavy duty sewing machine for Christmas and I’ve been teaching myself how to sew leather with it. It’s tricky, figuring out how to use materials differently with a machine than by hand-stitching, but I’m getting the hang of it and it’s really nice to have the option of not doing everything by hand.
One of the first things I made was this laptop pouch for my hubby (L). He’s such a good egg, always so proud to wear and use my prototypes, wobbly seams and all.
Then I made something for myself, which (completely coincidentally) turned out much better… This little clutch (R) which I’m totally obsessed with and am currently carrying everywhere.
It feels so great to be back in action, and am working hard to get inventories restocked! Here’s to springing and stitching!