During the Christmas/New Year period I took a little time to embellish a shirt I had using the technique of 'thread sketching' that Gina introduced me to on her blog.
You'll see that my bird, while not as nicely shaped, greatly resembles hers.
That's because I have determined that there are two main types of crafty folk - the 'makers' and the 'creators'.
I'm the former. In the past couple of years I have become quite good at 'making'.
I can follow most patterns with relative ease and make an item according to a set of instructions provided, using a design that someone else has created, but I can't wing it.
My brain doesn't seem to function that way.
I don't 'create' as such, I'm not brimming with clever ideas of how to make new things from items others have discarded, like Kirsty.
I don't come up with musical instruments and games for the kids like Nikki.
And there's no way in the world I could develop a pattern from scratch like Nikki does.
So I loosely copied Gina's bird (she states on her thread sketching page that this is OK!) and stitched him onto a comfortable and loose plain cotton shirt I had.
And while I will in no way claim the idea or the technique to be my own, I really love wearing this little bird shirt and am very gratefully for people like Gina, Kirsty and the two Nikki's for sharing the clever things they come up with.
So, which are you?
A 'maker' or a 'creator'??