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DSCF2541DSCF2305 Its been about 25 days since I have opened back up my Etsy shop. My studio is occupied often now and the fire is roaring most mornings, that seems to be my new productive time as it used to be the evenings. I bring my have drunk coffee in and quickly get to work.  Afternoons I usually take off and venture outside to visit a friend or walk our near by trails. It has been a hectic but good 3 weeks since opening up shop. I have been blessed with a perfect amount of orders. Thanks to all who have ordered recently! Just enough to get my bank account on the positive side again and to finally be putting to work all the creative energy/ideas I have been storing up from the past 6 months off.

I have not had as much time as I would like to make new items but I can see each bag I make has been coming out more and more beautiful. Time away from sewing seems to be really beneficial for me. It took me about a week to really get back into the swing of things but now we have found a good rhythm around here. Owynn gets looked after a few mornings a week so I can get orders done and then when Alex gets home in the early evenings he spends time with the little guy. Time in my studio is amazing, I love it in there. It is my space. I feel so motivated and productive while in it. I feel so grateful to have a partner who knows how to build. It truly is an amazing gift! But working while caring for a 6 month old is not always easy. There are times when I am so exhausted while sewing, or stressing about all the orders I need to fill while dealing with a fussing baby. But these past few weeks I have really worked hard on going with the flow and not getting stressed out when I have orders to fill and the babe is demanding my attention. Working from home is such a gift and so happy to be so close to my baby while working. I really cannot imagine having to leave him for hours at a time. But I know many mothers do not have a choice and my heart goes out to them.

DSCF2248DSCF2251DSCF2253DSCF2265A few shots of Owynn and Alex one afternoon last week visiting me while working… a little break to see my boys is always needed.

Do you work from home? or have in the past? Always curious on others experience with it...