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I didn’t take many photos today, we were out most of the day and it just didn’t happen. A photo per day is actually turning out to be a pretty big commitment!

I’ve been catching up on some sewing projects and logging my progress in my bullet journal. I’ve only just started bullet journalling but I’m really finding it useful to keep track of my life and track projects in a more flexible way than a traditional diary. 

I’m currently going through my fabric stash and making a bucket load of harem-style trousers for my etsy store. I’ve had a long break from sewing projects, for many reasons. We’ve had a rough few months, Christmas was hectic, this pregnancy is exhausting. But mostly, attempting to run any sort of business, no matter how small, with a two year old within 10 ft of your person at all times, is basically impossible.

I mean, I was a bit of an idiot to start a business that is so child-unfriendly. Sewing machines have to sit in one place, scissors and pins everywhere, and that’s before the fact of toddlers needing a lot of attention and time and energy. I should have picked crochet, at least that’s doable from a sofa or while I’m sat in the park or at soft play with her. 

But anyway, I’m trying to get back into it in the evenings before baby comes. I’ve been logging the fabric I’m using, sizes I’ve cut out and what stage of production they’re in. It’s really useful because I use the same prints in different sizes and it can easily get mixed up! I’m actually surprised at just how much fabric I’ve accumulated!

I’m just sticking with the basics of bullet journalling for now, but maybe soon I’ll get a dotted journal and washi tape and tombow pens and all that stuff that people who are really into it use. I need to find my rhythm with it first, though. I want it to keep being a functional tool rather than a task in its own right, if that makes sense. I have enough unfinished projects, as my fabric stash shows!



Jen enjoys reading (endlessly, everything), creative writing, playing RPGs, buying from local markets, drinking coffee, drinking tea, craft projects, baking, gentle parenting, home educating and speaking in third person. She blogs about issues and ideas surrounding education, parenting, feminism, craft and various other interesting tidbits. What a wonderful word, tidbits.

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