I think I wrote awhile ago that I wanted to learn how to sew. The first thing I wanted to do was to make awesome clothing for myself. Then, maybe if I get good enough and actually enjoy it, I'll make a few things for others...set up an Etsy store and peddle my dresses there.
One thing I've learned is this: sewing is something I can do while I'm working during the school year, whereas creating my boxes is too intensive to do when I'm teaching full time. Partly it's a time thing, but it's also a brain-thing. Not sure how to explain it, but it's hard to shift mental gears when I'm in the middle of a box, and then go in and explain how cameras work. Those mental processes are incompatible somehow.
Not true with sewing. I can do "this little thing" or "that little thing" in small time chunks and never feel like I'm losing track or like I can't remember where I am in my class schedule.
Anyhow, here is my latest dress. I really like it. I always like the thing I did last the best.