I don’t remember a time that I haven’t loved craft. I have done so much of it over the years, never really mastered any of it but it’s what I love to do when I am stressed, other than eat LOL! Let’s break this down…
Crochet – I remember crocheting at a very young age, I remember it clearly, I was home from school sick, and my mum taught me, she was a big crocheter and to this day still loves it, but what I remember was how frustrated I got because I couldn’t do a double crochet LOL! Now, it’s one of my favorite things to do at night, sit down and crochet blankets for the kids. My favorite thing to crochet is granny squares but I have made upteen stuffed toys along the way.
Drawing – I also started drawing at a young age but I always sucked at it, I don’t have a natural talent there. About 2 years ago I started to watch youtube and learn the techniques that I lacked. I still have so much to learn but I have definitely improved, so much so, I was invited to put some work in an art show and sold all my pieces. This is the one thing I could probably do all day if I had time. I feel really creative when I am drawing because I never really know what the end piece looks like compared to what is in my head.
Sewing – I have been trying to perfect sewing for a very long time, first I started with patchwork kids quilts and then progressed into making little girls dresses, dolls and now tote bags. I am still not perfect at it but I have a side hustle selling what I make so I must be not too bad. I enjoy sewing and I feel really accomplished when I see the finished product and think “Wow, I made that!” I use all recycled vintage sheets and pillow cases so I am proud to be upcycling and doing my part for a sustainable future.
Painting is next and my painted art is pretty out there, but its colorful and fun. I haven’t sold any of my painted art because I just don’t think its good enough, but whenever I have the chance I do it anyway. I have a blank canvas waiting to be transformed into something weird and colorful!
Writing – I love to write, poetry mainly, but sometimes when there is an issue I am passionate about I write really good articles. You wouldn’t tell though by my blog posts, they lack creativity but this is how it rolls out of my brain today! My poetry is good, it is usually addressing some issue I am having or someone close to me is having and I can express those things through poetry, well I think they are good.
I think that pretty much covers it all. There is a lot there and most of it these days I don’t get to because I work and have 13 dogs to help look after, so I am time poor. I think regardless of age craft is a big part of life, whether you are good at it or not. Women will always try their hands at some form of craft. I can’t imagine a life or world without craft in it, without creativity in, without color in it, could you?