Too Many Hobbies – Not Enough Time
It is better to create than to learn! Creating is the essence of life. – Julius Caesar
I've been sewing for a long time, not as long as some but long enough to declare it my number one passion. When people ask what other hobbies I engage in I tell them I like to make jewelery, knit, photography and I like to play the mandolin. I love listening to live music, hiking, hanging out at art museums. I also love to travel and have a trip planed to go to Indiana to visit a cute local fabric store called The French Seam. I combined my traveling fix with sewing! Nice.
Sewing is a fairly large hobby for me. Currently, it is spilling into the living room and a bit into my hallway. I sometimes (morbidly) think when I'm gone, my poor family, all that they will have to sort through!! And, yes they will sort through it because I told them that I'm always hiding money in weird places. Kind of like placing little cash land mines through out the house.
I recently started machine embroidery. A friend generously gave me an embroidery machine and I'm having a fantastic time playing with it. I haven't created anything yet, I'm still learning about all the stabilizers, functions and what not. For the moment I'm learning the machine and using it on sample fabrics. But, I cannot wait to start embroidering on to garments. I have all sorts of plans going on in my head. So darn excited about it!
And, yes sewing is by far my number one hobby and I have a least four projects going on right now. Next, I have a knitting project, just one, that is about half way completed. With knitting I'm much more controlled. Beading and jewelery making is bit more complicated. Shopping for beads is quite fun and you really don't know the damage done until you get to the register. Plus, they're so small, surely I have room for them?
What I would love is to have is my beading out all the time. This way I could work on it whenever I fancy. Right now, I have to go into a small part of my cramped room and pull out a few boxes of beads, tools, etc.. What I really would like to try is making resin jewelery. I made one and, that's all it took to hook me. Plus, I'm working on a charm bracelet. Plus half a dozen other ideas all swirling around.
Now, that I'm talking about it I want to go home and bead.
Life of a creative person, right? So, how many creative hobbies do you engage in? What is something you've always wanted to do but haven't tried? Let me know on the blog!
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