Last night I got really mad at myself for not getting a lion’s mane sewn like I told myself I would.
I think I gave up on sewing a few months ago because I started following other people who I thought were way better than I am at it and I was working so much that I didn’t really have time to focus on sewing like before when work was slow. Also, I keep the price for these things low, so low that when I realize I’ve spend over 30 hours making them I get really bummed out.
Trying to remind myself that it’s creative time well spent. Trying to get audiobooks or tv shows to keep me motivated. Also reminding myself that I don’t HAVE TO CHOOSE between writing and sewing. I can live a creative life of balance!
There are a few people out there who still email and ask me to make stuff. Thankfully these people are very patient. And I actually feel like they are little angels reviving my creativity. Especially when they reach out to remind me that the plushie they asked me to make back in January would really be a perfect birthday present for the end of this month.
Yesterday I worked an 8 hour day, wrote for 2 hours at the library and then came home and made tabbouleh. It wasn’t until 10PM when I tried to create the pattern, but by 11 I was grumpy and gave up.
I’m trying to finish this lion in time for a customer to give it to his girlfriend for her birthday. I’m also trying to redesign it to look like a beefy little guy and so far I’m winning.
I’m working doubles the rest of this week so working on it feels impossible, but I’m gonna try my best!