I’ve not abandoned writing. In fact I’ve been writing so much (in my head) that I can feel them spilling out from my ears! I’ve been thinking so much in a day that even if I don’t do anything physically strenuous I’m already exhausted.
So what exactly have I been up to?
Back in December last year I was getting itchy and wanted to learn a new skill. I considered taking up a writing course or a MBA, maybe coding or soap making. I attended a leather bag making class, sat through an online writing course and in the end, it was sewing that I fell in love with. The different fabric textures, lace, canvas, satin, denim; the sound of the sewing machine and needle doing their thing, buttons, straps, hooks…. mmm..mmm… I loved them all!
I never knew I had this hidden passion.
Very quickly I bought myself a new sewing machine. It wasn’t too expensive and it was rather straight forward choosing a basic machine within my budget.
I got addicted really quickly. I signed up for more sewing classes, I visited fabric shops all over the city and spend my days scrolling through Pinterest for ideas and sewing patterns.
I started designing. I started sewing. Just like that.
Fast forward 2 months and I’ve made 50+ bags in all shapes and sizes. I’ve set up booth at various local bazaars. I’ve stressed and cried and smiled and… sewed my finger… It’s been a rollercoaster but I’m loving every moment of it.
Come visit my little studio – BAGIMU (I’ll share the idea behind the name in the next post!)
BAGIMU IG: https://www.instagram.com/bagimu.studio
BAGIMU FB: https://www.facebook.com/bagimu.studio