I'm not going to win any awards for my sewing, especially given I don't use patterns and therefore stuff things up as often as not. But I reckon I do okay, and surely there are points for enthusiasm?
I've been busy sewing the past couple of days and whilst doing so I've been thinking about what I am good at. I'm pretty good at sewing. I'm not at all shabby at keeping a busy household running. I have a definite skill for blatant self promotion. I'm excellent at throwing myself into new things with unbridled enthusiasm.
We spend so much of our time thinking about what we wish we were good at, what we wish we looked like, what we wish we had. How awesome would it be to just appreciate how and who we are all the time?
So anyway here's the current haul hot off the sewing machine...
On the left are three pairs of teddybear pants (made of cuddlefleece) for lounging around as the weather gets colder. The huge pair are for my big bear boy, the middle size for a little bear bogan and the small ones for my nephew bear.
I made another couple of nappy wallets, one for a wildly hopeful Mama and the stripey one is for a PickleMum.
I bought a couple of ubercheap mens jeans from the Salvos store, and upcycled one pair into two little pinnies for two little baby girls (although I will be amazed if they fit truth be told... if not keep your eye out for a giveaway!). The other pair I refashioned into a pair of playpants for a girl who is six.
I love having the time and mojo for getting some sewing done. It's such a random event that I have to run with it while I can!
And really, I am pretty good at it when I decide to be.
What are you good at?
PS Have you entered our Pinocchio Giveaway yet?