I was having a conversation with my little girl the other day about not going out to work and she said 'but you have got a job mummy, you make bags'. I realise my contribution to our household income is tiny, but the fact that my hobby can earn a bit of pin money delights me. (In fact, the whole concept of pin money delights me - such an evocative phrase. It makes me feel like a proper homemaker, even if I'm not so good at the cleaning and tidying part!). My etsy shop has now made it's 40th sale (the last three thanks to my lovely sister), and I have 3 custom orders on the go at the moment, which makes me feel like a bona fide maker!
the first custom etsy order - one down two to go!
I was also thrilled to find Lisa at U-handbag had put my moleskine case in her monthly favourites from the u-handbag flickr group. Lisa's was the first blog I discovered and I have been reading avidly ever since. Such a fantastic source of ideas and tutorials, and I really like Lisa's writing style. It's lovely to be featured by such a talented lady!
Oh, and did I mention it's half term? That means lots more days of not getting dressed in the morning and leisurely sewing time - hooray :D