In University I used to spend hours decorating cookies and cupcakes to look just like the pages of Martha's Cupcakes cookbook. Mostly around exam time as a way to procrastinate or for swim team swim meets.
Sometimes the idea of crafting is enticing enough that I decide to actually try it. I've dabbled in sewing, crocheting and knitting. The number of finished projects is dwarfed by the number of started projects that typically end up in a knotted mess of yarn. Or in most cases, end up spread across the entire house with bits of scrap fabric and crochet hooks in every room. As I get older, and once I started a grown-up job and had free time that wasn't completely consumed with homework and assignments, I decided that perhaps I was mature enough now to be patient, to finish projects and to finally discover my hidden talent for all things crafty and pretty.
I was half right. I did in fact finish a few projects (go me!), however none of the hobbies ever stuck. In Kenya, I learned to crochet and made a blanket for my grandma for Christmas. (sorry for the picture grandma! It was the only one I had of the blanket). To be fair, this blanket was crocheted over 2 years and mostly during my summer in Kenya and my last year of University. But it did get finished which is a win. I'd like to note that my family has an insane talent for flukey Christmas' in the hospital and we are insanely good at celebrating in hospital rooms.
Which brings me to this weekend! (Drum roll please....) I finished my first quilting project! And this time, instead of finishing frustrated and sick of the project, I'm actually so proud of how it turned out and already looking forward to the next project! Which is a good thing because I ordered enough fabric for 6 quilts when I purchased fabric for this one, assuming, like always, that I'd unleash a secret aptitude for quilting. So stay tuned! Tomorrow I'll have an entire start to finish quilting update.
Question of the day: Any quilting, knitting, crocheting, or cupcake decorating tips?