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10 Responses to Getting My Craft On

  1. Andrea  

    Now I am so wanting to go off and sew somthing. I must admit I am an average sewer (at best). And, the thing is, average (at best) sewing is not always so wearable, so I tend back off these kinds of projects. I think you’re reignited my appetite though. Time for another try – thanks.

    • Jona  

      I think that’s one of the reasons I make kids stuff and capes more than clothing – its much more forgiving! I definitely encourage you to give it another try!

  2. Dionna  

    Yes! I, too, hope that my kids will be inspired to at least try new projects by watching/helping me create things. Another reason I need to curb my perfectionist tendencies – to take the pressure off my little ones. (see the post at Tea for Three about perfectionist crafters!)

    • Jona  

      Agreed – I do tend toward perfectionism, and sometimes it leaves me with unfinished projects (because I can’t do them RIGHT). Trying hard to get past that myself so I pass along the love of creating not the fear of creating WRONG.

  3. Lauren  

    What a touching post — I love that sewing has had such a place in your family’s life. I tend to sew by experimentation as well, and I take it that’s how my mother learned, too. Funny (and beautiful) the things we pass on.

  4. Christine @ African Babies Don't Cry  

    My grandmother and mother instilled a great love of sewing in me too, alas I don’t seem to find the time to ever sew myself… but I guess we need to make time, right? Loved how you made the totes even though they may have cost more, makes them so much more special! 🙂

  5. Shannon @ GrowingSlower  

    What a lovely family tradition! I too remember my great-grandmother and her sewing machine. My mom doesn’t sew, but she did the next best thing and sent me to sewing lessons when I was little. What a life long love that instilled in me!

  6. Jaelline  

    Hippie mom here learned to sew in 8th grade in Home Ec, and made several pieces of clothing for herself :). She also made some early things for you. Hate to think of all the unfinished projects, tho, often for that same perfectionistic reason … sorry about that!

  7. Alinka @ Baby Web  

    I love hand-made things! My mom used to sew and even taught me a little when I was a child but I am completely hopeless now… I do think it’s a great skill and even if your kids won’t end up being pros, those early experiences certainly develop their dexterity, patience and a host of other qualities! 🙂

  8. Laura  

    I’d love for an old machine like that. 🙂 I haven’t got to sew much in the last six months. It makes me sad, but I can’t do it all.