Tuesday, May 19, 2009

she's crafty...

(Flowers from my *garden*)

I have always been drawn towards crafty things. I have never really thought of myself as crafty, but I try anyway. I have been in awe of Martha Stewart for a long time. Let's not mind her brief stint in jail. I am sure her jail cell was beautiful, though.

I tend to attract crafty, artsy people in my life. I am not sure the reason, but it happens. My friends Julie and Penny are pros! I only wish I could be like them. Even though my hands are not as skilled as theirs, I still like to challenge myself. Both of them can paint like the devil. I, on the other hand, stay away from that medium all together. I find fabrics more comfortable.

The problem is that I don't have the patience to do things. I am the kind of person that will come across an idea and I want to have it done, like 5 minutes ago. Just like that. I don't slow down. I get what I need to do it and I am almost racing to get it done. That method seems to make a lesser quality item. And, honestly, it drives me insane!

Lately I have tried to slow down. Do things, let's say, more correctly. It is a challenge for me to slow down. I have ran across a website that have wonderful tutorials. This particular tutorial caught my interest. It looks obtainable. Something that will challenge me to be a little more patient. To slow down and get it right.

I bought the material to make it. I liked the colors in the one that tutorial showed, so I bought the same fabric. I now challenge myself to make the quilt (although I am not sure about the actual *quilting* part) and make it so it looks beautiful.

Results to follow when I finish. We will see how my patience holds up.


grandmamargie said...

Good luck and have fun. :)

Julie said...

You are so sweet to say that! You are (and have always been) amazingly crafty - this blog is full of evidence of that! I have never been great at sewing, but I always want to learn. I look forward to seeing what you make next!

penny said...

You are SO crafty and everything you make looks super cute!

Me? I may be able to illustrate, but I can't craft to save my life. It's so hard and feels like a chore to me. :)

Funny how that works...