I have a crafty confession to make.....
I have this obsession with trying to turn non-crafty people into crafters! I just can’t help myself! I think I’m trying to help people but, alas, they don’t always appreciate my efforts – oops! Does anyone else ever feel that others are missing out by not having caught the crafting bug???
Anyway, a few weeks ago, I had a small but significant victory in my crafting crusade. My little sister, Jessica, came over for the weekend. She doesn’t do ANY crafting, and has NEVER shown any interest in my suggestions that she might like to try knitting, or sewing, or felting, or card-making, or crochet, or..... (well, I did try suggesting a LOT of activities). I’ve always thought that this was a great pity, as she was always amazing at things like Art, Design Technology, and Creative Writing when she was at school. Clearly, she’s VERY creative, and has some natural talent for arty things.
While she was visiting, she spotted my little pile of patchwork cushions, and said how much she liked them. I had a cunning little plan, and suggested that she should make her own right there and then. I’d tell her what to do, and she’d be finished in an hour or so. And she agreed!!! Hooray!!!
We had lots of fun during our ‘sewing workshop session’. She picked out some fabrics to go with her bedroom, cut them out, sewed them together really carefully, pressed them, put the cushion backing on, and stuffed the pad inside.
Here she is, working on her cushion, and being camera-shy:
And here she is with her finished cushion, still being camera-shy:
Her first attempt at sewing EVER!!! I was SO impressed!!! What do you think, dear readers? I’m sure Jess would love to hear your thoughts on her cushion.....
Well done, Jess – I’m really proud of you!!! What shall we make together next time you visit???
And who will be my next craft-conversion victim..... ;-)