I bought a sewing machine in Feb/Mar. and decided to take up sewing. I haven’t sewn with a machine since 1997. The last thing I made were sheep blankets for show sheep. Along with the sewing machine I bought a book of beginner projects and I have at this time attempted to make a skirt four times. I tried to make them for my ten month old daughter, unfortunately I didn’t do a very good job and instead of being a cute skirt one ended up as a tube top, one ended up as a smaller tube top, and the last two were pencil skirts that had she been auditioning for Mad Men would have gotten her the part.
Realizing that I’m terrible at making things that are for tiny people under the age of 2, I moved on to something different. I bought a kit for an apron and made it, and lo and behold it came out decent. Matter of fact, the picture up there showing me and the little, that’s the apron I made. I made a second apron for my mother in law and then one based on a tutorial from Pinterest using an old men’s dress shirt. I’m currently making a fourth and fifth apron. I figure if I get good at making aprons then I can move to something bigger.
I also make custom wreaths, I enjoy making wreaths, it takes time, but its fun and I do the design and the work and then attempt to sell them to people who really don’t want to buy a wreath. I need to work on the selling thing. I knit, but I knit on the Kniffy Knitter Looms rather than with knitting needles. I usually end up stabbing myself with the thin needles and no matter the size I never get the tension right and can’t figure out how to do anything other than casting on.
I’m certainly not Martha Stewart, one I dont’ have money and two I don’t have an abused staff of peons to do my bidding. Though if I did I would certainly be ruling the world by now.