Hooked On {Patterns}

I am not very crafty. 

I want to be very crafty.  My mind thinks it's crafty, but... it is not.  My grandmother was crafty.  She was a seamstress for many years.  She hemmed this & that, made dolls, made quilts... My mother is crafty.  She's hemmed this & that, made dolls, constructed things from wood, crochets afghans right before your very eyes... not to mention the drawing and painting skills.

I am not very crafty.

Last week, I was only on a mission to finish up my mom's birthday present, which has now turned into a birthday/Mother's Day present.  The store was having a sale on Simplicity patterns.  Ninety nine cents.  Yes, you read that right.  All Simplicity patterns... only $0.99.  I couldn't stop myself.  I felt the crafty-ness take hold of me.  I bought four.

Notice the two that are for "Dummies"??  I wasn't completely out of my mind when I bought them!  The yoga accessories looked fairly square and easy to make as well.

It's the dolls that will kill me.  I think they are the cutest little dolls and I want to sell them in my Etsy shop.  I opened up the pattern, took out the instructions, and then sat there scratching my head.  I have no idea what half of these words mean.  I guess this is how you learn though, right??  Plus, I called my mom and begged for help understanding what it all means.  I'm giving myself a time frame of about a month.  Do you think that is long enough for a beginner? Or not long enough?  While you think about it...

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  1. What is that yoga pattern for? Besides me, of course. Pshaw...


    No, seriously.

    You are supa crafty. Way braver in your attempts to figure it out than I ever have been. I am still kicking myself for not learning to crochet before I moved away from mama.

    Good luck with the dolls! I bet they will be so adorable! And, should you be able to pry them out of Kaia's hands, I am sure they will sell!! :)

  2. Great post! You have a lovely blog and I am going to visit often!

    Smiles ~ Ramona

  3. Hey, you are attempting and I say hats off to ya! A month - give and take a little - is a good timeframe. Whenever you finish it, you will be gleaming with satisfaction and that' what's important!! Happy Mother's Day - you precious mama!

  4. I've always thought you were a crafty little devil, LOL! No, seriously, I have come to realize that you can do anything you put your mind to. I really admire you for always trying new things. Once again, for the umpteen-hundreth time, call me if you need me.