Ok, just a little whining, and then it'll be done, I promise. Thanks for indulging me. Ok, by now, I'm sure you'll all have realized I did not win that fabulous machine. Because if I did you'd know about it by now, because I would've had a mini-celebration via an ecstatic blog post, but alas, I concede defeat to a super talented seamstress who created an unbelievable bag that obviously wowed the socks off Amy B. You can view the winners here: Yes i said winners, because there were also 5 runners up. Which I didn't make either. Ouch. Thank you all for cheering me on, and for the expressions of outrage at my not winning! I must say, I was somewhat taken aback by the Amy B. bashing, although truthfully while trying to be gracious, I myself may have thought similar things. I am touched! The END.
Whilst licking my wounds, I realized happily, that I have come out of my creative stagnation. It may not have been very apparent, but every single bag that I have made over the past few months was pure effort. The juices were just not flowing people. Now the ideas and inspiration have been coming fast and furious. Ever go through that? I don't know, maybe it's the increased sunlight working it's magic on my addled brain. So while "Amy who?" passed over my lips I created some new lovelies:
I am quite tempted to keep this last red embroidered one, but I have to remind myself that I am in this to earn a living, it's not for fun. Oh, but it is so much fun!