What can I do in 30 minutes a day? Parts 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18*

*Full disclosure – on day 18 (today) I worked for about 1 1/2 hours. It was time, I think, to get this project done.

I’m done! It took me about 10 hours total. This is pretty slow, I think, but I did have a few issues with the machine tension, etc. And honestly, I am probably only a moderately quick seamstress overall, which is one reason I gave up on making handbags for sale.

And I love the end result. Thank you, Patrick, for creating this beautiful Paisley Prince Songbook fabric. Below are various views of the finished tote. And yes, I do have my first library book to return.

The biggest lesson learned from this challenge is that sometimes 30 minutes isn’t enough – to get into the flow of working – and sometimes it’s a good thing – when I am not sure I’m proceeding correctly and I need to let my subconscious let me know for sure.

I have an idea for more 30 minutes a day projects – even trying out Youtube videos as part of the presentation – but for now, I will be working on a backlog of designs to finish and/or put for sale at Spoonflower and Society 6. I’m also interested in getting back into a daily drawing routine. And finally, I’m doing so well with the KonMari (“spark joy”) tidying process that I am looking forward to finishing it.

This and other PaisleyPower fabrics are available at Spoonflower; various finished products at Etsy.

Thanks for stopping by!

Published by lalalamonique

Artist and fabric designer living in the beautiful Adirondacks of NY State.

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