Do I have to be able to sew to be crafty? – Day 29 Project 366

I’ve been asking myself this question forever. I’ve always loved having a go at ‘stuff’ – I started making cards years ago long before I discovered cakes and everyone knows where my dabble at making cakes took me.

But yet, I’ve never really considered myself to be ‘crafty’ because I can’t sew. I come from a family where our Mum knows everything there is to know about a sewing machine – I’ve never needed to know how to make clothes or fix garments because Mum has always been there to do it … and so much better than I could.

Last year though I made a decision to become familiar with materials other than paper and cake – I learnt to knit and discovered I LOVED it. My mission this year is to tackle crochet but I know being so short of time means that I’m not going to be able to learn everything I want to in a year. Eventually, I do want to learn how to use a sewing machine and produce lovely handmade items but in the meantime, can I consider myself to be ‘crafting’?

I’ve got tons of projects planned and hope to learn how to be crafty but frugal with it – I’m becoming obsessed with reusing old clothes and paper so watch this space.

One major project I have to do though is make our spare room/office into an official craft room. From the photos you will see that it is a small room – The ironing pile is shocking but getting smaller and the cupboards contain loads of books/files/paper and stuff that I have kept just in case. I foresee a calm, pretty room with somewhere to sit and escape the madness of our house.

So that’s the plan for this year – I’m going to be crafty (with or without sewing) and I’m going to have somewhere blissful to do it in!


  1. says

    Love this! Virginia Wolfe did say of the importance of a woman having a “room of ones own” …..the shop feels a little like this for me at the moment when its quiet I can just make stuff. Could we maybe get a crochet expert at WI? Xx

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