I live in Myrtle Beach with my 2 girls and Chilean husband, where I grew up. I’m a southern-raised girl but I don’t like sweet tea, I have a minimal southern accent, I don’t bake biscuits, and I don’t listen to country music. We are vegetarians, aspiring vegans (we struggle with cheese.) Sometimes I feel like I’m a west coast spirit stuck in an east coast body.
My husband and girls are bilingual. I am not. Learning Spanish is on my to-do list, but crafting always wins.
I hate doing housework and I’m a messy crafter.
I’m happy to stay home in my PJ’s and craft all day. Luckily, my girls are home-bodies too, most of the time.
I love to sew, paint, make jewelry, knit, redecorate, refashion, refurbish, create anything and everything. If I can’t find it, I make it. If I can’t afford it, I make it. If I see it on Pinterest, I make it. I have at least six projects in the works at all times.
My earliest memory of crafting is a cross stitch project I made in first grade.
I learned to knit and crochet in my late 20′s. I knit left-handed because I learned from my mom and she’s a lefty. It makes it a little difficult to learn new stitches from books and tutorials.
My mom learned to sew at a young age and I grew up cutting out patterns and picking out fabric at the craft stores. I never had an interest in learning to sew because she was my personal seamstress. When my first daughter was born I asked her to teach me to sew because she lived 4 hours away and I wanted to make cute baby things. She brought me her old sewing machine, showed me how to thread it and program a couple basic stitches, and handed me the manual. I bought some cheap fabric, a sundress pattern, and made myself a dress…with a zipper!
My girls are 5 and 7, both in school full time. I thought that would give me more time for crafting, but not so much. With my crafting ADD I’m all over the place and can’t get anything done.
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