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Why I create…

Why I create...In a very corny way I could simply say it is in my blood. Both my parents have always been creative people with loads of hands-on hobbies. It has always seemed like a natural thing for me to do and something I was always encouraged to take part in.

The dress above I sewed over 10 years ago (gah!). With moving and still having a stash of my adolescent possessions at my Dad’s house this is the earliest example of my handiwork that I could come up with. My great-grandmother worked as a seamstress who also taught my mother to sew and my mother taught me to sew.

Sewing is not the only thing I do. I’ve taken up many hobbies over the years and some of the ones that have stuck with me include:

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Knitting

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Baking

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Gardening
(While not particularly “crafty” in nature, growing from seeds is very hands-on so I think it counts)

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A love for making old into new…

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I could just say that I enjoy drowning myself with creative pursuits…

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After the birth of my son I’ll admit that I’ve had some periods where I really did not do much creatively. A lot of my more crafty activities tended to center around the holidays since it they always seem to inspire me to slow down a bit and make something myself for a change.

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As my son has gotten older not only have I made it a point to find more time for creative pursuits but he has also become something of a partner in crime. Sometimes helping and sometimes suggesting projects for mommy to make.

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Of course this has led him to becoming mommy’s geek in training. 😉

This little insight into my inner workings was inspired by a recent post over at Swoodson Says

3 comments

    Loved reading this, especially with all the pictures!! I keep trying to make gardening a hobby, with no luck. Thanks for sharing your story!

      Thanks again for the writing prompt! Gardening is a very recent hobby. I imagine a lot of my interest has to do with growing up in an area without huge seasonal changes and now I spend a good chunk of the year up to my armpits with snow. It gives me something to look forward to. 😉

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