Full disclosure: we’re not sure what ‘making a real cat on purpose’ actually means. But hey, if Adele made it – we’ll buy it. Which is good, because she said she’s planning to sell her creations on Etsy.
For most 'side-hustlers' it’s a matter of financial stability – a little bit of extra income when you're dealing with the familiar millennial problems of lack of job security, income, or chances of buying a home.
Having a source of income outside of your day job – whether that’s teaching yoga, making flower crowns at festivals, or just selling your old clothes on eBay – is pretty much the norm for lots of young people. In fact, a HuffPo article called millennials the “side-hustle” generation (just add it to Generation X, Generation Rent, the Selfie Generation, the Snowflake Generation... we’re digressing).
But for lots of people, it’s also about having a creative outlet – if you’re stressed out, working long hours, or just looking for a way to chill, taking up pottery or something could help. It’s a bit like that coloring book trend – but with pompoms.
A 2014 study said that actually, doing something creative on the side could make people better at their actual jobs. It gives them a chance to recover from work, and could develop transferrable skills like problem solving. Not that Adele needs any help with her day job – most people think she’s pretty good already.