When I was in elementary school, a local university(actually, the university I would later graduate from) used to offer interesting classes for gifted kids during the summer. One year I took a cartooning class, as well as a crafting class. In the crafting class we learned to hand sew a pillow. Mine was in the shape of a butterfly and it turned out pretty good, considering an eight year old kid made it.
And that was the last time I sewed for several years. Every once in a while I would replace a button, help with a small repair or hem in the theatre, little things like that. But I never had a desire to sew.
Then, a couple of years ago, I became interested in quilting. I borrowed a sewing machine (which I’d never used before) and I made a quilt out of some old t-shirts I no longer wore but wanted to keep in some form. Then I made another. And another. I decided I wanted my own sewing machine for said projects. So, my mother decided to gift me with one. I honestly don’t remember the occasion, because I’ve had mommy brain for a little while, but I believe it was a Christmas present.
I’ve worked on several projects, and made some clothes for R. I’m really enjoying the process. As I’ve already mentioned, I have started a small handmade business to supplement our income a little. I’m so happy to finally be in a place where I feel that I can do that. I feel truly blessed to have this gift from my mother to give me a nice hobby and a way to bring in some extra money.
Some things I’ve made: