My long weekend was great -my only gripe happened on Friday when I sat down to do some sewing. Everything was going great, my machine was working perfectly until it decided not to any more! Now, I’m one of those people who needs to finish something as soon as I start making it otherwise I tend not to finish it (I’m actually really very bad when it comes to that!!) so you can imagine my annoyance when my machine stopped working again. It’s the tension again as far as I can tell and I tried everything I could think of to fix it – playing with the tension, changing the needle, re-threading the machine, and nothing worked! So I had to take it in again on Saturday and then spent the rest of the weekend wanting to be productive but just twiddling my thumbs instead.
Now, the last two weeks I made a pact with myself that I wasn’t going to spend any money. I really didn’t have clearly defined parameters because when I said that, I think I meant I wouldn’t buy clothes – which I did happen to succeed with by the way! However I did spend money on other bits and pieces. I brought some more fabric, some absolutely beautiful vintage lace, two amazing vintage patterns which I can’t wait to start and the very best buy of all – an Overlocker (or Serger, some of you may call them). I’m so excited about getting it!! I’ve wanted one for the longest time and now I have one. I bought it second hand and its being shipped down from
So, some of you may be wondering why I’m stocking up on fabric, lace and buying things like an over locker and now I’m going to spill the beans and tell you why – ever since I started blogging I’ve had my Etsy shop saved for when I decided I wanted to start my own shop selling my own designs and creations. Its been saved since last year and now I’m finally going to start making things for it to have its grand opening in May this year on my one year blogging anniversary! I’m so very excited and have many a design in my head that I’m working on. I’m not going to give too much away because then it just wouldn’t be a surprise now would it? I often wonder about when I’ll actually get the time to make everything and keep the shop stocked, but at this point I have a few months to get everything ready and finalised for the end of May (which also happens to be my birthday and David and I’s 4 year anniversary – gosh four years?? That’s a long time!!)
I’m sort of in a transitional phase of my life, I do love my job but its most certainly not what I want to be doing for the rest of my life – I plan to stop at the end of this year when V gets back, then go see some of the world and find out exactly what it is I want to do with my life. I think having my very own little shop will hopefully open some doors into revealing what I really want to do – and with that said, I want to know what all of you readers do for a living or what you plan to be in the future. I always find it fascinating what others do during the day to make ends meet, there are so many jobs out there in the world that I probably don’t even know exist and might just love doing. I fell into events, loved it and now its time to move on - did you fall into your job, was it what you envisioned doing as a career? Go on, inspire me!!