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I've been spending a lot of time lately creating in the digital space using my thoughts and ideas. If I'm honest I have to admit I'm a bit burnt out. There's only so much staring at a screen (no matter how creative I'm being) I can tolerate before my brain starts to turn to mush.

In the last couple of weeks I've been making a tentative return to hand crafts. It's a strange process. Because it's been so long since I've made anything I feel a bit like a rusty old motor that's finding it hard to kick over. Sure I can produce a spark but getting the engine to rev and catch hold has been more challenging. At first I was feeling frustrated with myself for not being able to dive straight back in. Now that I've realised what's happening I can be easier with myself and take it slowly.

The wonderful things with craft is you can take it with you wherever you go. I did just that with this leather pouch I'm hand sewing. I have a thing for bags and pouches. Especially custom made ones with hidden inner pockets. I'm making this pouch to store copies of the Pocktery Almanack. Next up is a pouch to store my leather tools  so I can take them anywhere I need to go. An awl, overstitch wheel, divider, ruler, needle, thread and scissors are all in my basic kit.

What are you making?