I used to sew most of my designs. I liked sewing. Most of them were sold as appliques on kids clothes anyway so it made sense. Then at the end of 2012 my agent went bust. I lost loads of money. And my steady income. I stopped sewing. I haven't really sewn much since.
I've mostly been doing work that I email to people anyway so sewing's no good 'cos you can't email fabric. But I haven't really felt much like it since. It brings back terrible memories of wondering how the hell I was gonna pay the bills and those horrible months when I thought everything I did was crap.
But today the sun was shining in my office. That's where my sewing machine lives. I decided it was time I got over the big trauma. Time to move on. I sewed a design! To take to Surtex. Woo! Another one on the pile people!