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…
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