|I made this little guy back in May|
It was such a relief that my love of sewing had come back as I'd started to worry that maybe I'd gone off it. Sewing is really important to me as it played a big part in my road to recovery when I was suffering with depression and anxiety.
Even now, though I'm in a really good place, sewing helps me to switch off. I struggle to turn my brain off - it's always whirring away in the background, over-thinking the smallest detail. Yet with sewing I can block out the rest of the world and just focus on the task in hand.
Since going freelance, I've found that work is either super busy or super quiet and even though I tend to suffer from freelancer guilt (where you feel like you should be working 24/7) I'm trying to just go with the flow. When a day is a bit quieter than normal, instead of stressing out about it - I get out my sewing machine.
|I recently made this cute little skull apron|
I think it's important that I make time for sewing - because I really love it and it seems to be so good for me. Some people find meditation helps calm their mind, others find their release in exercise - but for me sitting on the floor surrounded by fabric and pins is the answer.