Random Ramblings

I’m Trying Something New – Wish Me Luck!

So last Summer, I decided that I wanted to try my hand at knitting, baking and gardening. Yep, I decided to take on 3 new hobbies all at once, oh, as well, as this being the time that I started blogging and my letter writing – I like to be busy! I’ve amazed myself at how I’ve actually stuck with most of these things, as I am self-aware enough to know that I can get a little impatient and distracted, and don’t always see things through. The baking is sporadic, but I have a couple of firm favourite recipes now, and I like to try new ones from time to time. My gardening is actually something that I’m becoming quite passionate about, as you’ll know, if you read my Project Garden posts. The blogging, well, you can see that I’ve stuck at that, and I still write plenty of letters weekly. So only one thing has fallen by the wayside, and that’s my knitting. Now, I’m not saying it’s full on been abandoned, more shelved! But, I got to thinking about how else I could create, and get faster results – me being the impatient type and all. And so it is that I turn to sewing…

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This is a scary one. Probably not for most normal people, but given that I managed to break my mum’s sewing machine by barely even touching it, and have awful recollections of having to make a a puppet’s dress in Design & Technology at school, I’m a little bit scarred. But, as I’m about to turn 37, surely I can put these teenage experiences behind me, and try again?

Well, we will see, won’t we? I’m going to have a go on my mum’s machine (yes, she’s acceded to allow me near it once more) and see whether it’s something that I think I could take to. I like the idea of making a few bits for the home, and some dressing up clothes for the kids, so nothing major and not overly ambitious. And then if it goes well, I might actually get my own machine, but that’s a step too far right now. I need to concentrate on not breaking my mum’s….

How about you? Do you sew?

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