Becoming a first-time mommy in 2007 with daughter Gwendolyn provided
much of my inspiration. I had already made my fair share of beaded
jewelry and my sister and I were lucky to have been able to experience
having a booth in a local craft fair. People were always telling me
I should "sell my stuff," and I did here and there.
My grandmother passed along her love of knitting, and one day I decided
to pick up some of her old needes and just start. I've always learned
best by doing. Pretty soon I was knitting and purling away.
Somewhere along the line I acquired my mom's old Singer sewing machine,
which she used to make matching outfits for the family when we were
growing up. I kept telling myself, "I WILL learn to sew, I WILL learn
to sew," all the while envying those who whipped up the cutest creations
or even just had the ability to mend their clothes. Sewing seemed
SO much faster than knitting!
Recently, I sat down at that machine and just started sewing... and
I haven't looked back! I'm hooked. It's so fulfilling creating something
with my own two hands, putting different fabrics and pieces together.
I like to use new materials but also have a passion for repurposing
and upcycling, both to breathe new life into a piece or retain a special
piece of the past.
This is a sample of some of the things I make. I love playing around
with fabric and patterns, different materials and ideas. When I have time I like
to blog about recent projects, decorating, family, and so forth. Check it out
at KarlaMCurry | Wordpress