OH! I do remember him always sewing his own patches on things....
::sorry, went into a little daydreaming there::
Anyways, so it was just a given that I'd have a sewing box and attempt to do things myself before heading to someone else, paying a bunch of cash and hoping it was done the way I wanted. Why pay for something that you can do for free or at least cheaper.
However, I know when to ask for help. I don't know how to work a sewing machine. In fact, I don't even own one. Although I really really wish I did. There are so many limitations on things I want to make because I don't have a sewing machine. One day....one day.
Here are a few things I've done over the years:
Photography - I have a deep passion for photography. I wish I had more time to learn more about my camera and how to take better pictures. This was my mom's influence. She always had a camera with her and would take me out to do "photo shoots". She loved black & whites. I do too. But thanks to the cameras we have nowadays that capture color so vibrantly, I also love taking color photos. I love how a photo captures a moment in time. Frozen right there. Whatever the day, feelings, weather, people - time frozen.