I am now enjoying getting into the sewing part of the course. I found some ziplock bags (thanks to another deceased relative of my husband/fellow hoarder) and have made a good collection of yarns, threads, buttons, ribbon and lace and have done some samples on the machine and some by hand. I need a good way of mounting or displaying them in my workbooks.
Progress is slow because I have taken on a bit more paid work to help with the Christmas excesses and so I have less time to spare. Mum-taxi duties for after-school and weekend rehearsals and performances are also eating into what little time I have for my studies. But I am hoping to work in a session with my needle here and there whilst I visit friends during the interval between journeys – easier on my wallet too. If I venture into Bath during the Christmas Market all my hard-earned pennies will be blown away in an instant!
At the same time as finding paid work is getting in the way of my fun, I have begun to nurture the seeds of a business idea which might help me make the move away from being an employee and becoming self-employed – one of my longer term goals. I have signed up for an Etsy store and, spurred on by my friend Virginia who has been running her own creative business for more than a year now, I intend to push hard to achieve my goal.
It has been a long day, but there don’t seem to be enough hours in it to get everything done. I am tired enough for my eyelids to need propping open so I will have to submit this time. Onwards and upwards.