I finally accomplished my summer goal: making handmade journals and canvas pouches. The goal was to make 20 of each. I did make 20 journals but I only sewed 15 pouches. I ran out of canvas, time, and enthusiasm.
On August 15 my friend and I had a vendor table at the Artist Faire of CREATE Chicago 2014. It was a learning experience for us both. We did not sell very many items, but we are happy that we did it nonetheless.
Ultimately, I am proud of myself for making all of the journals and pouches and achieving my goal. In addition, Joanne Sharpe bought 2 of my pouches! Maybe she will use them in one of her online classes.
Did you achieve your summer goals?