I did it!
At the start of 2016 I resolved to design and make a new bag every week and blog about it. The aim was to acquire new skills along the way from textile and bag-making techniques to setting up and running a blog.
Now, a year later, I’ve achieved all I set out to do and more. I’ve learnt how to do French seams, sew with PVC and faux leather, attach rivets, eyelets and clasps, and so much more. I’ve spent hours patiently taking photos and writing instructions when really I was just impatient to get on with the making.
Was it worth it? Hell, yes! I’ve learnt so much over the year and it was the blog that drove me forwards to keep trying new things. Some I liked (PVC especially), some I didn’t (what is the point of lamifix??) but I’m much wiser, not to mention a year older. I think the most important thing I learnt was that there is always a solution, even if something seems impossible. I didn’t give up on any of my bags if I hit a snag, but I learnt how to make them better. That’s probably I good life lesson.
What next? Well I shall still make bags and add tutorials to this blog from time to time, but certainly not every week. I’m looking forward to lots of new crafty projects, not just bags, but I don’t think I could stop making them totally even if I tried.
Many thanks to all of you who looked at the blog during the year and gave valuable feedback.
Enjoy your bag-making.