Give me all the Scrunchies!

I gave up sewing shortly after Emma turned 1. I was burnt out, prepping for another embryo transfer, and overwhelmed. It was bittersweet because I had been creating for YEARS but I was just so tired. 

A friend had suggested that it was just a different season for me - a season of babies and a lot of firsts that babies come with. And that I might return to sewing again one day. 

Well 2022 had me itching to sew again... 2 years after my second baby was born. For the last couple of years I have been searching for something for 'me'. Something to bring back my spark, make me feel normal or human again, something to excite me. A few hobbies helped guide me through this time but looking at fabric, watching sewing tutorials, and feeling jealous as I saw others selling at craft shows led me to the realization that I wanted to sew again. 

So as 2022 was coming to an end, I started making plans; I signed up for a local spring vendor show, I decided on a few projects to start with to get me back into the groove AND I allowed myself to go fabric shopping. And honestly, my fabric wish list is never ending right now... this is what I grabbed:

Once Christmas festivities were over and I had put all the decorations away, I started organizing my craft space. It had become a junk corner over the last few years. 

Since I got things cleaned up, I've been in there a handful of times working on some small projects. And the time I've spent in my craft room has made me realize that's what I was missing... quiet time, being alone, my own space, watching some TV show, using my hands to create and feeling excited and accomplished when I'm done.

First project I finished were some Disney scrunchies! I keep buying scrunchies so why not make some in prints we love?! Emma and I will be testing these out. I want to make sure they have great hold since we both have thick hair. And next up will be some Disney pouches for our upcoming vacation. I don't want to overwhelm myself so I'm starting slow. 

I'm hoping to open my Etsy shop back up soon and I've been working on rebranding my Facebook page. I'm excited to see how things develop this year; what other projects I do and vendor shows I sign up for. And I can't wait to share it all with you!

xo Jen

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