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Archive for May 8, 2009

Hooked On {Patterns}

I am not very crafty. 

I want to be very crafty.  My mind thinks it’s crafty, but… it is not.  My grandmother was crafty.  She was a seamstress for many years.  She hemmed this & that, made dolls, made quilts… My mother is crafty.  She’s hemmed this & that, made dolls, constructed things from wood, crochets afghans right before your very eyes… not to mention the drawing and painting skills.

I am not very crafty.

Last week, I was only on a mission to finish up my mom’s birthday present, which has now turned into a birthday/Mother’s Day present.  The store was having a sale on Simplicity patterns.  Ninety nine cents.  Yes, you read that right.  All Simplicity patterns… only $0.99.  I couldn’t stop myself.  I felt the crafty-ness take hold of me.  I bought four.

Notice the two that are for “Dummies”??  I wasn’t completely out of my mind when I bought them!  The yoga accessories looked fairly square and easy to make as well.

It’s the dolls that will kill me.  I think they are the cutest little dolls and I want to sell them in my Etsy shop.  I opened up the pattern, took out the instructions, and then sat there scratching my head.  I have no idea what half of these words mean.  I guess this is how you learn though, right??  Plus, I called my mom and begged for help understanding what it all means.  I’m giving myself a time frame of about a month.  Do you think that is long enough for a beginner? Or not long enough?  While you think about it…

What’s got you hooked this week??  Head over to Hooked On Houses blog party to see what everyone else is hooked on!