Fun Friday--Make Up Session (craft)

Ok, so we are going to do this Fun Friday a little different this week.  Since I missed last week (and I really want to find out about your mad craft skills) I am going to play catch up with that topic today.  And then next Wednesday we will discuss Halloween.  I figured that was fitting since it is, well, Halloween. you craft?  I do.  Well, I mean, I used to.  I am a crafter at heart and I love the feeling of completing a project.  My real "talent" is sewing.  Before Ella was born my mom taught me a few things on her sewing machine and I just took it from there.  Before long I was reading intricate patterns and creating pretty neat things, if I must say so myself.  Who knew??  For about 4 years I sewed for my children, I sewed for the public, I sewed for friends.  I made outfits, draperies, pillows.  I love sewing.  Unfortunately, its not something I get to do now.  I have a very nice sewing machine that has an embroidery arm, so I used to monogram everything my girls wore.  Hopefully, maybe one day soon, I'll be able to start sewing again.

I also smock.  I even taught a small class once on the basics of smoking.  This isn't the best picture, but its the only one I could find.
Lucy, age 3--looks just like Jack!
I also love to do projects with my children.  We did these pots for the grandparents a few years ago.

If you follow me on Pinterest, you will see that I pin a lot of craft projects.  I know I don't have time for it right now, but that's the beauty of Pinterest.  If I find something I like and pin it, it will be there when I am ready.  You can follow me here if you want to!  I think that, whether you are a Martha Stewart or a Kate Krull, you can find delight in finishing a project that you created with your own hands.  Another thing I have found is that my girls think that it is so cool when I do things for them or their class instead of buying it.  Whether it's cupcakes or ornaments, they are so proud of their mom.  That, my friend, is the best feeling in the world!

What do you do?  I'd love to know (and see.)  Happy Friday!

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