Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Joining a craft group & a cute crocheted boobie beanie breastfeeding hat
Are you creative? Do participate in any particular crafts? Are you a part of a craft group? You know, such things like sewing, knitting, quilting, paper craft etc. Oh maybe baking or decorating, are they considered a craft? Tell me what craft do you like to do? Me, well I have tried scrapbooking and card making in the past which I've enjoyed and want to get back into again. I own many supplies and tools and I really should to do something with them! I love looking at photos and remembering the stories surrounding them and get great enjoyment out of it. When I 'm actively scrapbooking I really enjoy it, however time is the issue. I just need to make more time to do it. I also like to have a space set up that I can leave everything as is so I don't have to constantly put things away. This hasn't been done for a while because Airlie loved getting into my things and "testing" how they worked, now Aston is at that age I'm not sure how I will go with this either? The problem is though that this deters me from pulling it back out again if I put it away and then it just sits in boxes and doesn't get used. I like to be able to come and go from something quickly. if I'm not feeling that creative at the time I can just go and find something else to do.
In the past I've tried other crafts, but never really done something for a long period. Over the years my Mum has tried to teach me various sewing skills but to be honest I haven't really been keen on picking it up until now. Now I'm keen to get more creative it would be great if she could help me but unfortunately we live 1500km away from each other. I do own a sewing machine, but I'm afraid of it! I'm scared I will break it. I'm hoping though that if I have a play, that I might be able to gain some confidence and learn how to sew on it? I think in the past I've also been afraid of failing too but I'm learning that you just need to have a go! So with that attitude in mind, I recently decided to join a craft group on Facebook. The members are made up of local people in my area and they all do various types of crafts. As yet I haven't actually gone along and met up with them but I do hope that I can do this soon or at least communicate with them through facebook. I hope by joining this group that I can be inspired and learn new things. I would also really love to meet more people in my suburb with different interests too. Hopefully I can learn from the members in the group, while making new friends and hopefully I could teach them something too... hopefully!
Since I've considered doing a few new different crafts I've been looking online at these things and came across some funny pictures of items you can make. You may have already seen this picture but I had to share it as they just made me laugh. With our baby due at the end of August when it is freezing cold maybe I should considering trying to learn how to make this?