question for you
growing up, i remember that my mother was always creating. she was either making dresses for us, or clothes for our dolls… i even remember her making teddy bears for us. i would often fall asleep to the sound of the sewing machine in the next room. i guess it was just normal practice in our household, this business of creating. when i needed to raise money to go on a high school missions trip, i made these cute bunnies (for easter) and sold them to all of my friends and family. i wish i had a picture of those bunnies to show you. i guess when i want something, i always think, can i make it myself? and if the answer is yes, then i figure out how to make it.
my biggest undertaking so far has been an ottoman. yes, you heard that right… i made an ottoman. not just any ottoman, a huge ottoman. i refinish furniture when it isn’t what i want it to be. i paint things i find at the thrift store. i am always looking for ways to either make or reuse something that i already own. i do this mostly out of necessity, but also because it is so much fun. there is nothing like the feeling you get when you create something beautiful. i just love to tell people, yeah, i made that!
so when i wanted a bibb necklace for the wedding i am going to be in this month, i decided to make it myself. i taught myself how to make these flowers and figured out how to assemble it. i went to my mother’s house yesterday and pilfered her stash of fabrics. she has lots of scraps leftover from a dress maker. i took all of my grandma’s vintage necklaces. then i set out creating. i hardly had to purchase anything to make this necklace. this is how it turned out… so what do you think?
going back to my mother… she really is a woman of many talents. she paints, she sews, she quilts, she makes jewelry, she mattes and frames all her own pictures. she always has more than one hobby going at the same time. i guess i must take after her, because i am ready to start another hobby/ business of making these necklaces. well, at least i am seriously thinking about it.
so for week number five of 52 weeks of blogging your passion, i am supposed to ask a question. so my question for you is would you buy one of these necklaces? what do you think about me opening up a second etsy shop? what colors would you interested in?
yikes, i feel like i must be crazy to even be thinking about this. i really want to know what you all think!
oh, i just thought i would add that it is totally not my heart to just copy someone’s else’s work then sell it on etsy. if i opened up shop, i would be coming up with my own designs and everything. this was my first prototype.