>I’m, Shall We Say, Challenged…

>So you know that somewhere in my family genes there is an artsy gene.  My Dad has it, my sister has it, Mack obviously got it.

I didn’t get it.

I can’t draw a straight line to save my life.

I tried to scrapbook, but it’s so time consuming, and it took me days on end to think of what to do with my photo’s or layouts, it was a very short lived hobby.

For an entire six months between selling jewelry, and coming to work where I do now, I worked for a very short time as a manager of a JoAnn’s store.  Not crafty.  Can’t sew.  Know nothing about it.  I have no idea how I got that job. 

The main thing at JoAnn’s was fabric and sewing.  The quilters, the dressmakers, they were all there all the time.  People who needed advice on how to sew stuff, asking me, how to go about it.

Let’s back track a little, and let me tell you a story.

When I was a kid in the sixth grade, we all took a twelve week rotations in our “wheel” classes.  Foreign Language, Industrial Arts, Art, and Home Economics.  In Home Ec, we were to make ourselves a “gym bag.”  It was a simple drawstring bag.  I may have struggled a little bit.  Then when I was finally “getting it,” I went to work on my bag one day, and my sewing machine wouldn’t work.  Wouldn’t turn on at all.

I discovered it had been unplugged.

Went to plug it in, and electrocuted myself. 

There was a short in the plug.  I got zapped all the way up my arm.  It tingled for days afterward.  I didn’t finish that stupid “gym bag.”  Swore to myself I would never sew again.

Then when I worked at JoAnn’s I decided I should learn how.  I got a sewing machine.  It’s currently in my basement in it’s box.  I did finally take a class, a couple of years ago, with one of my friends, but still did all the work in class, and just didn’t really do anything for me.  I’m pretty sure Mack wore the pajama’s I made her in class, once to be nice.

To me, this is what Etsy is for.  If I want something cute, and homemade, and my sister or Mack can’t do it for me, there are about a million Etsy shops out there that probably can.

I have come across an area lady who has an Etsy shop, who makes little girl dresses that are absolutely adorable.  They are so freaking cute.  My sister and I have decided to get them for all the younger girls for Easter.  The owner of the shop is so nice, she actually brought me a dress for my oldest niece to try on.  Go check out these super cute pillowcase dresses.  www.etsy.com/shop/pinkdreamsofmine

Pillow Case Dress
The dresses run from size 2T to girls size 8, and the dresses are $20.  Too cute, for sure.

2 Comments on “>I’m, Shall We Say, Challenged…”

  1. Jen says:

    >There is a scene in The English Patient where the female lead states that if a woman knows how to sew, she should never admit to it. I stand by that.Cute dress.

  2. >Yeah, I have not an artistic bone in my body. They are all sarcastic instead. Love those dresses. Meg may have to have one.

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