I have never been much of a sewer. Always had sewing disasters; breaking needles, loosing patience, blowing up machines. All which is rather sad considering my Mum is an ace at it. My Mum mostly, but also with my Aunty, Nana and my eldest Sister helping made my gorgeous wedding outfit. A four piece golden satin and silk number. I'm feeling nostalgic as it was nearly 10 years ago, so I must post some wedding pic's. Photography by Mark at Joshua Corporation, March 2002.
If only sewing was a talent you instantly inherit. But you know what I would take up sewing if I had this gorgeous machine like the new limited edition 160 Singer. But I could also do with a new camera equipment as well.
Knitting, on the other hand was something that did gel when I was younger. I managed to knit myself a cabled cricket jersey, crochet pillow covers and blankets. Fairly basic things, but still fun. Though of lately with working, young children, writing, internet and blogging zapping my time, I haven't knitted since my children were little and I wonder if I would still remember how to cast on?
Crafts such as these are such a precious thing, often taught by Mums and Grandmothers. Have you thought about this too in the past? I'm feeling the need to get back to my roots and brush up on some skills so I can pass them onto my children and their children.
To my Daughter Amber..."I will make your cake and decorate it, but just please don't ask me to make your wedding gown!"