so i’ve been sewing like a madwoman the past few weeks. most of my free time (when i have energy) is spent cutting fabric or sewing new pieces for the shop. i seem to have regained my “oomph” regarding the shop after a bit of a dry spell at the end of the winter. i’ve been excited and inspired by some of the fabrics i added to my stash, namely poppy by laura gunn and good folks by anna maria horner. i don’t think it’s any secret that i’m attracted to color and both of these collections really appealed to me and were FUN to play with. i’ve already sold some bags that i made with these fabrics and i hope to be able to refill my stash soon becausethere are some favorites that i definitely want to recreate.
this morning i sewed for just a couple hours, and i made three new drawstring bags that will be ready to post in the shop later this week. i spent a little time organizing the pieces in the shop into more accurate categories and i’m able to see more quickly what sort of bags i need to make more of. i’m low on drawstring bags right now so that what i hope to focus on this week. i gave myself a time limit for sewing today for a couple reasons. a) my weekend to-do list was long and i needed to get some housework done. and b) i know it’s important to do OTHER things so that my sewing time doesn’t get tiresome. after i ate lunch and tackled some chores i spent some time doing this:
i’m trying to spend purposeful time reducing the amount of clutter we have in our small apartment. THIS is the result of several evenings ripping recipes out of cooking magazines. today i sorted them by general category and trimmed edges and whatnot while watching Julie & Julia (for the second time). i had hoped to paste the small clippings onto pieces of paper, and get them all into plastic sleeves and truly organized in a binder but that was just hoping for too much today. my back was hurting and then the movie ended. but this was still progress. it was interesting reviewing what i had torn out…some of them didn’t appeal to me AT ALL today! regardless, i have recycled at least three grocery bags of magazines, and today added a lot more to the recycle bin with my trimmings. maybe one night this week i can start actually putting these into the binder i have, with neatly labeled dividers and everything. (i love organizing).
i also spent time organizing my notions drawer this weekend but that’s also a work-in-progress and i want to get it just right before i take a picture and share it.
now i’m going to pick a new knitting project to start, cast on, and watch a few episodes of Glee on Hulu!
i love weekends.