I remembered someone pre-uni, pre-work, pre-kids who used to love to MAKE THINGS. Anything.
Oh, hang on, that someone was me… somewhere along the way MAKING THINGS got gobbled up by DOING THINGS.
In a former professional life I was once a craft magazine editor (amongst other things along the way). It used to be my job to make stuff, write about making stuff, write instructions, attend photo shoots, interview clever craftspeople. It was wonderful and I loved how craft and making things is more than just the objects, it’s about people and their stories.
Then I got married, moved, got a new job in a different field, had two delightful daughters, and suddenly I was always too busy, too tired, too everything. Too not ME.
Not the most fun place to find yourself. It’s a place most of us find ourselves in once in a while. The important thing is figuring out how to get outta that place.
I realised I did not want to make craft things any more. I wanted to make things for ME. Selfish but true. So I am learning to sew clothes better, fit clothes, make muslins, insert zippers, do French seams and more!
Sew Busy Lizzy is my story about me figuring out how to enjoy to MAKE THINGS again. Just for the sheer fun of it!
I am so busy and sew busy. Spare time is precious so why not spend it doing something that makes you happy.
It’s really that simple, right?
You can email me at sewbusylizzy (at) gmail (dot) com