4 kids in 5 years is enough for me.
However, I am baby making.
Just after my dad died, my friend Molly started a business.
She is one of those people that has more talent in her pinky finger than I do in my entire body, and I frequently tease her that everything she touches turns to gold.
He most recent adventure is making dolls.
Aren't they beautiful?
After a few weeks of doing it by herself, she quickly realized that she needed some help. Her business was growing quickly and she couldn't keep up.
Somehow, I became involved. We jokingly called me the "Master Cutter." I began cutting out the fabric for the bodies of these sweet babies. After a few weeks of doing that, I also started crocheting the hair, stuffing the bodies, rolling the heads with wool, helping pick outfits, and helping ship the babies to their new homes.
2 days a week turned into 4 days a week.
I went from borrowing my mom's sewing machine to buying my own, along with a serger.
|Woah....Who have I become?!|
It's become the perfect way for me to earn a little extra money AND stay home with my kids.
It's also become a new hobby and I'm surprised at how good I am at it, considering I'm completely self taught.
For Hannah's birthday, I created this using Molly's pattern.
|Meet Pinkie Pie.|
|Hannah designed her, herself.|
|She has pink skin.|
|And purple hair. |
We were convinced Hannah was going to name her Pink Skin Purple Hair.
She's creative like that.
This is the first hand made item I have ever made.
Pinkie Pie was made from beginning to end by me and me alone. She's not perfect, but she was a labor of love and Hannah adores her.
I also made a carrier for Pinkie Pie.
Hannah literally doesn't go anywhere without Pinkie Pie.
Now, I'm working on a doll for Caleb. He's been begging me to make one for him.
I'm not sure who I have become lately. I've never had a crafty bone in my body, but I am sure loving this new adventure.