Handmade Masks

Link to How ToAB+Mask+Pattern

Covid 19 has changed my life in so many ways.  My husband and I have both undergone big changes over the past few weeks.  Luckily, he has been able to simply work from home and has not experienced any income loss.  I haven’t been so lucky.  Gypsy Moon has been shut down for over a month so I have been forced to work from home as well.  I’ve been doing tarot readings here and there and selling my crafts on my Etsy shop for some small income… but mostly? My time has been filled with projects.  Home improvement projects.  Garden projects.  Cleaning projects.  Art projects.  I’ve streamlined my creating process and kept my online store up to date.

One of the big things I’ve realized is that I do in fact like being a stay at home cat mom.  I really love having a structured day at home full of crafting, keeping the house clean, and yard work.  I’ve gotten more done now and been more at peace than I ever have in my life.  I’ve actually made sales, worked on some custom pieces, and thoroughly enjoyed the extra time with my cats, my husband, and my plants.

We haven’t gone out much since this started.  Wearing masks was introduced slowly, but we had started wearing simple tied bandannas from day one.  I wasn’t sure what to think about the masks but we didn’t have access to buying the ppe ones and I wasn’t sure I wanted to invest the time  into making them if this passed quickly.  Fast forward? It hasn’t.  And Tim goes back to work on May 1st.

I made the executive decision to find a mask pattern that was easy enough that I could make multiple ones quickly.  I’m not the best at sewing…most of the things I make I make myself without a true pattern so I work through the details in my head.  Sometimes looking at a pattern doesn’t click. I have to know how the pieces fit together, etc before I begin or I’ll screw it up.

After looking at numerous patterns I finally found one that I really liked.  The link and pattern is posted above.  I made multiple masks so that Tim will have one for every day of the week and they are washable so that I can wash them after we go out easily.

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