In 2004 I taught myself how to knit and crochet and I began to make things to sell in my family's farm stand craft room. In 2005 I taught myself how to use my mother’s knitting machine and I began to knit hats for the family and for sell. In 2006 I learned how to use the sewing machine better (with help from a sewing course I did for school), and started mending, doing odd jobs around the house, and selling baby items. In 2007 I got better at knitting and crocheting and began making lots of things for my family and the craft room. In 2008 my sewing skills were much improved and so I made a dress, skirts, blouses, etc. for me and the family. In the Fall of 2008 I bought a serger and now am able to make much better looking seams! During the Winter of 2008 I learned a bit of quilting. This past year I knitted a vest for my youngest sister, crocheted a place mat for my Papa, sewed a pleated skirt, made a blouse for myself, drafted a sewing pattern for a dress, quilted a large set of potholders, figured out how to replace broken zippers (that one was bugging me forever!), and now I am working on a quilt for my older sister's bed.
So what's next in line?
I hope to work on some Christmas presents, make satin PJ’s for my younger sister, pants for myself, a knitted bolero, and slipcovers. There is always something to make; the list never seems to get shorter!