Do any of you ever make something once, then make another, and its even BETTER?
I do that all the time. Especially with crafty things, and sewing. I have never had lessons, or classes, just good ole life to teach me. Common Sense is what I told my friend who asked how I could make my own pattern off of something I saw fifteen minutes ago.
While I don't exactly know if its common sense, I think its just hanging around artsy people. My dad's entire family is artsy. I have an aunt who draws the most colorful and maurice-sendakey monsters that I am completely in love with. An aunt who has a "blue wall" that I covet entirely. And an aunt who can presumably make anything out of anything. Crowns out of wire and beads, butterfly platters for girls birthday's. Maybe its in the genes. I have another aunt who taught me what a water bong was and then we got into a psuedo accident where my photographic memory came in handy remembering the license plate. (But don't tell my dad that!)
In any case. I really REALLY hope my girls will inherit my need to CREATE things and SEW things and MAKE things. It's like an itch that never goes away. I am always looking at other peoples things and getting my own ideas.
Can I pass them off as my own? Or what?! Eh, what do I care? I live 30 miles above the Arctic Circle, who's gonna stop me?!
Here is my CLARA doll. She's made out of cotton and Clara and Kaisa decided that I should have made Kaisa's doll Clara's and Clara's doll, Kaisa's because of the necks and head shape. I told them to shutup and enjoy their free dolls! :)