Wednesday, 21 September 2016

It has been a while

I haven't blogged for a very long, long time.  I've lost touch with the blogging world as my world fell apart around Easter this year.  I had to walk away from my job and completely just shut off for a while.  However, there was a silver lining in all this upset, turmoil and conflict in my life...I began sewing again and even sold my dresses.  

I published pictures online in a group on Facebook and received some orders for my dresses and sold about 7 items of clothing.  Then, I thought at last!  And it just fizzled out.  I don't know what to do next.  I'm not very good at promoting myself.  I know I need to improve this, but my self esteem took such a kick in the guts this year, I really have struggled to pick myself up.

I want to be positive again, creative and have a better work life balance.  I keep getting emails from former colleagues and my tutor asking me to return to teaching and not to give up.  I really don't think they understand what it was like me for me at my last school.  I just can't do it any more.  However, I am starting to job hunt again.  I will rebuild that confidence that I once had.  I will also publish another knitting pattern and hold more competitions to win prizes!  I will blog again and share my projects and create an Autumn collection of clothes to buy in the shop as well.  All of this will happen.  It has to because I realise now that if I'm creative I'm at peace with myself and my life does fall into place then.

I thought I'd post some pictures of dresses and tops I made.  Maybe it will inspire people to buy something from my shop!
My friend Carol looks stunning in my change of hearts dress

A simple wrap dress, the fabric is 100%
I have two versions of this top, one with little sleeves and one that is sleeveless


  1. Good luck Susan that is a cute dress. I hear ya

  2. I'm so impressed that you were able to sell 7 dresses that you made online. I've never even thought of it. But then again, I'm rather selfish about my sewing and wouldn't want anyone else to have what I made! Wishing you the best on working out the life work balance and know that creativity always has to be part of your life - somewhere and on a regular basis. Thanks for stopping by Project Minimum, you made my day.

    1. That is so sweet. This is my very neglected blog, that I really need to make an effort to update more regularly. Creative things do happen in my life but I forget to document and share them here.