One Of My Hobbies: Sewing!

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Something I enjoy doing (other than reading and writing) is sewing.

When my daughter was a little kid, I made the majority of her outfits. Every Halloween, I made her costumes too. Of late, I haven’t been able to do the sewing I used to—I no longer have a room just for the hobby, and I don’t have nearly the amount of supplies I used to.

But I’ve been sneaking it in…

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That purple cloth beneath my books was a quick stitch project. I used to have a blue one, but when my logo colors changed I thought it was time to change the table covering. In all honesty, these are easy to create—cut to size and hem all edges. Here are two others I’ve made…

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I really like the red one, but I’ve only used it once.

Last year, I created a bag for readers. If you made a purchase, you received one of these…

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I still have more of that fabric so, I’ll be creating a few more for OUAB. For those who pre-order books for the event, I’ll have special tote bags! I found a cute pattern and will be making these as well.

At each event, I usually have blogger bags. The problem with them is that they crush in my luggage. The contents are good, but the outside leaves something to be desired. I think I solved that issue with a reusable bag! Yup! I found a pattern to make one.

Sewing is such a relaxing hobby, and I hate that I haven’t done more of it. But my rediscovery will be rewarding when readers and bloggers get handcrafted items from me.

Any seamstresses out there? How do you like to relax?