Are you crafty? Does everything you touch come out perfectly?
I’m creative; however, being “crafty” doesn’t come completely natural to me. Oh, I’m good with languages, good with writing, I may even have a “flare” for ideas …. actually producing finished crafts, not so much. I can crochet a straight line (don’t know what anything is called), and if you go “back and forth” you can end up with a scarf or a shawl! Other than that, well let’s just say, “the buck stops here”.
I have managed to knit 2 beautiful baby sweaters (with the help of a friend); can I do it today? NO. I don’t even remember how to get the yarn on the knitting needles! I’ve sewn pretty skirts, and tops (with the help of my mom, or the help of a friend); can I do it on my own today? NO.
So I stick to dreaming. It’s free to dream. I also stick to doing what comes naturally to me: writing. I maintain my blog, I write in my journal, and I go so far as to even do little collages. That’s the extent of it.
For those of you that are fabulous with their hands, there is a site (for crochet lovers) that I enjoy popping into every so often: Crochet with Raymond. I think Alice is very talented; her blog has such beautiful, colourful photography. You can even view ***Links to her patterns and tutorials!***, like her:
I might be brave enough to try one of her tutorials, one day.
What do you think? Will you try making one of her patterns?