February 14, 2011, 08:08 AM
I haven’t always been as crafty as I am now. I learnt to knit when I was young but because my mum wasn’t a great knitter I could only do basic things. I taught myself (through trial and error!) how to do cabling on a jumper. For several years I didn’t do any knitting as I was just too busy raising my family and working part time.
Then came my first PC that could be connected up to the internet. It opened up a whole new world for me. Over several years I found my way to sites where I could discuss my love of Harry Potter with other adults. Through these sites I made several wonderful friends. Several of these friends were crafty and they spoke with passion about their crafts. They showed off these pictures of wonderful things they had created. It piqued my interest. I decided I was going to learn a new craft. But what to learn? Several of my friends crocheted and I adored the things they made. So I bought myself a hook and got some cheap yarn and went on youtube. From there I learned how to crochet.
Just over 2 years later I find myself on the verge of learning another new craft. I have watched a lot of my new friends post pictures of paper-pieced quilt blocks and create these wonderful quilts. This is my new venture. I am getting a new sewing machine at the end of the month and some fabric. I am expecting a lot of mistakes and frustration along the way but I am also very excited about this.
Who would have thought that a series of 7 books could have led me to learning 2 new crafts?
Crafty Witch Ann-Marie (a.k.a. auntypsycho)