I have too many ideas and plans going on in my head right now. There are about 5 purse designs I want to get into pattern form and make, and at least as many clothing patterns I want to sew. I mentioned that I picked up some Simplicity patterns on sale the other day. Three of those are skirt patterns. Before that, I added a couple of Vogue dress patterns to the collection.There are just not enough hours in the day.
At the moment purses are winning, mostly because my sewing room is already in purse-making mode (read: a MESS of purse stuff), but also because I'm not entirely motivated to sew clothes that aren't going to fit long. It's not so much the sewing, but the "wasting" of favorite fabrics. If I make something and love it, I'm going to be sad when I have to put it in the "too big" box.
So yesterday, I made a pattern and a bag for a simple tote style but one which zips. Totes are great, until you set them on the car seat next to you and then make a hard right turn and everything spills out. Plus, I wanted a less-pricey option for the M.o.M. store. That's it above.
Today, I'm going to be "studying" some graphics software. There is a months-long temporary job possibility but it requires experience with some specific software I've either never used or used a much older version years ago. I can easily work in any graphics software since they pretty much all do the same thing (generally speaking), but it's hard to get someone to believe that on just my word. So, my "headhunter" has purchased a tutorial course for me and then I'll take a test at the end which she can show as "proof" I know what I'm doing. All of this for a temp job? Yes, because it has a good possibility to lead to a permanent position with the same firm, or at the very least be extremely recent and relevant experience for my resume. So for the next 5 hours, I'll be watching streaming videos teaching me what I already know. ;-)
I'd rather be sewing.