I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter. I had a good day. I did something today that I NEVER do. I got up, cooked breakfast for my husband and then I went back to bed! I didn't get up until 11 am! That felt so good. I have been pushing myself pretty hard getting ready for The Burlap Harlot Show and Roses and Rust, and I just ended up absolutely exhausted.
I spent the afternoon sewing, which is something I don't do much of anymore. Not because I don't like to sew, I actually love to sew, but because I just never have time. I want to have some new and fun things to sell at the upcoming shows - something besides jewelry, so I spent the afternoon making adorable burlap gift bags. The ones I made today are small, about 5" x 8". I plan on making some a little larger if I can find the time. They aren't quite done - I still have to put handles on them, so I am not posting a picture yet.
I spent yesterday doing something new too. I was just burned out on making jewelry and I was sitting in the studio staring at a basket full of vintage flatware wondering what I could do with the larger pieces. I decided to pound the heck out of them and flatten them. Then I heated them and turned the handles up to make a hook. I stamped words on them and they became hooks for various items. I will also be selling these at The Burlap Harlot Show and Roses and Rust. I have another idea that I will work on tomorrow.