Crafting by hand has been a passion of mine since early childhood. I was learning to sew, knit and crochet before I could tie my shoelaces. My dolls were my first customers for my seamstress skills and I didn’t get any complaints. I soon realized that I was able to sew for myself and the pride that I felt the first day I wore my own creation to school and my fourth-grade classmates asked where I bought it was greater than anything I could have imagined when I told them “I made it myself!”
As I got older I gained an interest in woodworking, there are many similarities in the two skills, I was already familiar with a lot of the woodworking terms and expressions, they were the same as sewing, “template”, “measure twice, cut once”, “selvage”, “grain”, “rip”, etc. When you think about it, it’s the same principle, taking a flat item, fabric or wood, and by cutting and joining, constructing something new and unique.
Knitting and crocheting are in a class of their own, using one thread to make any number of items to wear or for the home. I also like crafting and interior decorating and will be touching on those subjects as well.