I’ve been itching for over a decade now. No, I don’t have bedbugs. Yes, I’m std free.
What’s been itching me like a wool sweater on a hot summer’s day, is 1 bag of leather scraps and a leather punch. I’ve been meaning to get around to creating something for a long time. A few days ago, that wild hair up my ass became too itchy not to scratch, so I made a trip to Michaels craft store. $60 later and $40 over budget, I was finally armed to turn my crafting visions in to reality.
Things didn’t go exactly right with creating my first bracelet. I applied glue to the edges of the cuff, which led to a crunchy feeling on the wrist. Setting the dangling ribbon also presented a problem (hence the hole marks).
But, (and this is a bug but), I created something. I didn’t create something from thin air, but I did envision a design and replicated it to the best of my ability. I cut leather, I hammered rivets. It just felt so good to create again.
I’m learning from my mistakes and challenging myself to perfect this new hobby. And, because I’m me, and come from a long line of entrepreneurs, I’m already envisioning a way to sell my yet-to-be-made designs.
One of these days, I’m gonna love what I do, and do what I love.
I’m still exploring,but maybe this is the start of something.