Thank God for waking me up today! I slept with a smile on my face, violet-ish right thumb, and calloused finger tips from last night.
Life hit me with a brick recently. I ignored the subtle signs. I don’t know why I do things sometimes without thinking. If there will be one impulsive decision that I would be happy for, then it will be joining a last minute reservation with Holy Craft at CBC Corporate Center at Shaw Boulevard in Pasig City.
I was for 5 minutes late stuck in multiple traffic jams. They had a quick recap for what I have missed – a brief discussion from leather types and crafting tools.
We were then advised to make our own templates. I have no idea how to do that. I met Eden, one of the students in Holy Craft, who makes clothing. Thanks for letting me sit with her. She’s such an angel whenever I missed a step.
We created tote bag templates on Manila paper The task required simple math. I pined sigh for a longer ruler and more work time. There was slight pressure to finish fast just like in Project Runway. The fastest crafter will get to choose first for the leather hide they prefer.
We were also taught tips on leather cutting, sadle stitching leather, and boring holes. The latter part is so liberating. It’s enough to release the stress. Use that strength to create.
Admit you were wrong. Create your way up. We all start from scratch.
I never knew how soulful it is to create a bag. The next time you see a leather bag and wonder why is it so expensive to have one, think how many hours has the crafter poured their love for this art.
P.S. “To grow, you must be willing to let your present and future be totally unlike your past. Your history is not your destiny.” ― Alan Cohen