I started off the year with tons of crafty goals, but ever since I completed the project below I’ve been hit with a kind of slump. This is bad because this year I wanted to focus more on my crafts. I wanted to restock my shop with premade items and work towards participating in a craft fair this fall. I’ve sense found myself in a slump, which isn’t uncommon. Depression and anxiety are very real, people. My house is just barely together and my motivation for creating anything new is low.
I was commissioned back in November for this diaper bag for a friend. She’s expecting number two, and her husband wanted her to have a special-to-her bag to tote around. I was happy to take on the task and I modified the original plans to fit what I felt was important in a bag.
Excuse my dirty mirror. (Another example of my struggles, ya’ll.) But isn’t it cute? They are owl maroushka characters. Super cute, right?
The base of this bag was made using Butterick pattern B5798. I changed the side pockets up a little and decided to add another horizontal stripe on the back of the bag.
I also made the zipper shorter because it flopped over too much on the sides. Of course, when I was finished I realized it was a necessary evil as a fully opened bag had some tension on the ends of the zipper.
Overall I was really proud of it and sent it away with plenty of love! I almost want to make one of my own…
Ever since mailing this little guy, I haven’t dug my sewing machine out. I have items pre-cut and planned, and my own mother’s birthday has come and gone. I just can’t find the motivation to sew.
What do you do when you’re not feeling creative?