Today I had the desire to sew....which is good, as I've not had a lot of sewing urges recently! Or I should say, I've had the urges but I go and sit in front of my sewing machine, switch it on......then after a few minutes, switch it back off again and leave my sewing room. I have no idea why this is, but it has been happening on and off since the beginning of May. I've not done a single commission since then although I have sewn things for my own dolls.
I've thought and thought about why this could be and I can only come up with one theory. Leading up to May this year I was sewing like a mad thing. Jeans, jeans and more jeans, as well as other items of dolly clothing. I have to admit that I became a bit stressed with all the requests and it got to the point that I wasn't enjoying it any more. Then I got ill, a normal cold turned into bronchitis and I felt really rough.....then whilst I was unwell I more or less forced myself to make some outfits for a friend of mine as a gift.....I made five really cute outfits, sent them off and lo and behold, the package never arrived. I felt gutted as I'd put a lot of effort into them and they were to be a surprise for her! And the stupid thing was, because of the bronchitis and the meds I was taking, I made the simple mistake of sending them as normal letter post instead of certificated. So I couldn't even check where they might be! So I think all this contributed to my aversion to sewing commissions.
So today I made a hat....actually I made almost TWO hats! I've still not started any commissions but I feel that very soon I may get back to them! I still have some very patient people who want me to sew for them....I thank them for that! And a few newbies who have come along recently. So again, that is good! Lets hope it won't be long until I can get started.....I'm not sure I could have been so patient as some of these people have been with me!!
One of the hats that I made today....this is the 'finished' one!