So, you all know I have sewn a LOT over the last few years. I spend hundreds of hours building up inventory. And many more doing side projects or repairs. But I’m over it now.
I can reason it out and realize it probably has a lot to do with the fact that I have a not so great sewing machine (and NO serger, which I kinda needed…a lot…), up until a few months ago had a complete lack of a sewing room, and I spent much of my time sewing things that were pretty, but frustrating, and never really turned a profit for me.
But really, I just don’t want to do it anymore. I don’t hate it, but I am getting pretty darn close to it. So I think I will quite while I am ahead.
I’ve never liked the idea of just making stuff to make stuff, but I really need to have an outlet where I can create things and enjoy it. Believe me, no one likes my “I don’t want to wash another stupid dish, I want to make something PRETTY” face.
So I am currently looking for other options of what I can make that doesn’t involve ironing or threading.
So far the contenders are:
~Making my own sweaters (this is ridiculously fun to me)
~Figuring out how to put dinosaurs on every single piece of clothing my child gets
~Homemade Christmas decorations for next year (I have some awesome ones in the line up!)
~Rock cutting/jewelry making/rock polishing (this has to wait for summer so I can go find pretty ones)
Things that were cut from the list because of time, space, and financial impact:
~Glass blowing (how awesome is that!)
~Pottery making (I could make my own dishes people)
~Becoming a painter (Not an artist, never will be. But I could make pretty pictures!)
So I won’t be completely destitute of activities to keep me entertained! It is sort of strange to leave the sewing behind. I have done it for so long, and it was a such huge part of my life. But we need a break from each other. Perhaps when we have had a year or two apart I will miss it. Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?