I like arts and crafts. I'm not "artsy" per se. I can't paint a beautiful mural or draw at all. But I'm creative and figure that I can give most things a try at making it myself. My dad always had a sewing kit around and was always fixing up something himself. I don't even know like what things he'd sew, I just remember him always fixing or sewing something.

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.

Here are a few things I've done over the years:

Fleece tie-blankets

Crocheting - blankets and scarves

Wrapping is one of my favorite things to do. I only have this really simple picture from a cell phone because I never think to take pictures of presents I wrap. Who does that? I mean, unless you have a blog where you want to post those type of things. So I guess now I'll be the person who does that.

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.

Korker Bows - this was my latest project. Only a couple days ago I made my first ever attempt at dowling, baking and fray checking ribbon, and then turning it all into a bow! This is tedious, but I'm sure it gets easier and quicker as you get experienced in the process. I wasn't completely blind. I used THIS website to get the basics down.

And then, every once in a while God gets crafty in my life and creates one of these: