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Find A Hobby

13 Oct

Until the past 5 years my hobbies consisted of my friends. Things change a bit once entering the working world, getting married and having children. Everyone is busy and it seems to be harder and harder to get together with friends on a consistent basis. I have found that even though your hobbies may change, it is important to keep something in your life you really enjoy.

I think the one hobby that I incorporate into almost everyday is sewing and crafting. I learned to sew about 6 years ago and it is something that calms and relaxes me. It’s funny because when I was growing up my mom would always be sewing. She always wanted to teach me but I never had any interest in it. I didn’t have the patience to sit down and listen long enough to gain any skill at it. I guess what really piqued my interest was when I started watching Project Runway. I found it amazing how these people could craft the most amazing outfits out of a square piece of fabric. The more I watched the more I wanted to be able to do it myself. I asked for a sewing machine for my next birthday and that’s what my mom bought me. I’m sure she was overjoyed that I had finally found some love for sewing. My mom helped me get started and showed me the basics and then I sat down with the instruction book until I had the machine figured out. I jumped right into creating clothes and trying different combinations I had in my head. They really weren’t that great:( I refused to use any patterns and just tried to draft them myself. That didn’t really make for the most flattering clothing. I think I made one pair of pants from a pattern and I was so proud of them because they looked like real pants! I don’t wear them anymore but I have held onto them so I can show Lila one day. But, based on me though, she won’t care until she is in her 20’s.

I would like to get back into sewing clothes but for now I sew and create birds for my mobiles just about everyday. I love sewing at the end of the day and creating something with my hands. Even though my job is designing and creating this is a different type of outlet for me. I forsee sewing to be a part of my life for a long time and I look forward to all the creations.