Bags like these. A ton of work but so much freedom and fun.
I miss making bags that I think no one would buy but I make them anyway.
Bags like these. A lot of obsessiveness involved.
psst... they sell eventually.
I miss time.
To do whatever I like.
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It's crazy hot and humid in Singapore. We had pretty good weather last year and early this year. So good I forgot how hot Singapore can get. Searingly hot. Scorchingly hot. I feel sorry for anyone with skin conditions living here now. Must be hell.
I'm finding it very hard to work on my ePatterns while balancing making bags for my craft market. Maybe it's the heat. Maybe I just feel I can't do it. Not this moment.
This week I put in a few days' worth of work in my ePatterns and I'm all done with the technical portions. But I've decided to put it on hold as I'm feeling anxious about my next craft market. I haven't put in the necessary effort to sew my ass off. I feel this year my priorities are a little screwed. I want to work on my ePatterns but I also signed up for so many craft markets. When I work on my ePatterns, I need 100% concentration and be in the zone. All the disruptions just means I lose time in the continuity. So no work on my ePatterns until my next craft market is over which is end of this month. I will take a break from craft markets until September. During the break, I will see how many ePatterns I can complete. Well, that's the plan.
At the past craft markets, a few customers wanted pouches without zippers. I'm like wtf! I slave over the zippers and they don't want zippers. So I made two pouches without zippers but I included a flap. Nothing spectacular about these clutches but I deliberately made the flap a little over sized. Oh, I wanted to put the handle on the right side but when I made the Houses one, the temperature soared and the humidity reached 80%. Yep, I'm blaming my "error" on the weather.
Meanwhile, let's dim the lights and listen to Touch me when we're dancing.
Play us a song we can slow dance on
We wanna hold each other
Play us a groove so we hardly move
Just let our hearts beat together
Oh baby cos it feels so good
When we're close like this
Whisper in my ear and let me steal a kiss
C'mon and touch me when we're dancing
You know you got that loving touch
Tonight's the night and it feels so right
My heart is saying it to me
You've got me up so high
I could fly coast to coast....
- with apologies to Terry Skinner, J. L. Wallace and Ken Bell who wrote Touch Me When We're Dancing