creativity · Sewing · Woodworking

I’m not so good at taking a break…

Can you blame me? Sewing and creativity is my favorite way to deal with stress. It’s productive and I can easily loose myself in a project. Before moving I offered friends and family the opportunity to commission a sewn work for them in hopes I could make some extra cash. My wonderful photographer friend Lexie House from Lexie House Photography asked me to make her a purse! After she sent me a few ideas and we picked out fabric I set to work designing a pattern! Then I cut everything out but had to sideline the project for a bit. Last weekend however I was able to sit down and finally finish! I love it so much I’d like a version for myself!

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I was so proud of all the hard work and love put into this bag! It couldn’t have gone to a better girl! I even wrapped it up all fancy in a bag I decorated myself.

After being on a high from finishing a project I couldn’t wait to begin another that weekend! The second project I worked on was a completely different medium! As a young girl my father used to have a portion of our barn dedicated to his wood shop. I helped with countless projects and learned a lot about constructing a project, hard work, and attention to detail which carried over to my sewing. Last weekend I decided since my pup is all done growing she needed a fancy dog bowl stand of her own. Dad and I had made these for our pets in the past and now it was her turn to receive one! I set off to lowes and picked out the cleanest, smoothest, and straightest piece of pine 1×12 I could find. Then I bought 2 metal dog bowls and some Finnish.

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We set to work carefully marking out our pieces onto the wood and cutting them out.

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Once it was all put together we admired our work for a moment and then chose a stain to bring some richness the light pine.

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And after a couple coats of stain and Finnish we admired our work! Boots was a tad confused at first but now loves her bowl stand! It’s more comfortable for her to eat and drink.

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Have a wonderful day and thanks for reading! As always I welcome comments and questions.

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3 thoughts on “I’m not so good at taking a break…

  1. That is a really lovely purse! And I love your dog bowl… my dog is jealous as we speak. He’s looking at me asking me why he doesn’t have one, but I don’t have any talent in woodworking!

    1. Awe thanks! I really have my father to thank. He taught me woodworking but I have never taken to it like I have sewing. He did all the hard stuff and I just supervised! The purse is the first project I designed and made specifically for someone else. I am admittedly a selfish seamstress! Lol

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