I’m up to a lot at the moment.
After having had a four week break from running due to illness, I’m currently trying to recover the whole minute I’ve managed to lose off my km time but that aside, I’m ploughing through my novel, learning new skills and getting busier on the freelance writing front.
So, I snatched a few hours out of my busy schedule this morning to finish making this little bag, all thanks to my Christmas gift to myself – the very useful Bag Making Bible by Lisa Lam.
An extravagant use of time, I thought to myself sitting in front of my sewing machine post school run, but skimming the iron over the finished project at lunch time, I decided I’d learned/relearned a few lessons:
- No matter how often you read the instructions, make meticulous notes or draw complex plans, the only way to learn something new is to get stuck in (and make mistakes).
- Creative projects never sit in isolation (my novel notepad is now full of scribblings).
- Doing what makes you happy probably will.
- Maths is everything.
Rookie mistakes carefully stitched into the lining, I’m off out for my (slow) run. It occurs to me that I have extra creative time today because my daughter is staying behind for her after school stitchcraft club this afternoon
As my Dad would say, she didn’t get it off the carpet.