I'm not sure when or how I signed up to be one of those moms who sews Halloween costumes for their children, but apparently that's what I do now. I'm such a beginning sewer it isn't even funny. I cried over the sleeves, unintentionally skipped a few steps on the pattern, and made about a dozen trips to the fabric store. But I finished it, which is all I wanted. The fact that it is actually wearable and kind of cute shocked me silly. I have a few tweaks to make but what's most important is that Hallie loves it. She's the proudest pirate I've ever seen. And that makes my heart melt a little.
Recently I've had a strong desire to be good at something. I've dabbled in many, many hobbies and interests over the years but have never felt like I'm truly good at any one thing. I would like sewing to become something I'm good, maybe even great, at. Making this costume taught me that it will take a lot of time, patience, phone calls home to mom (aka "the expert"), and the ability to laugh at my mistakes. It won't be easy, but I'd sure like to give it a try.
Spill it: What do you wish you could be good at? What hobbies and interests have you put time and effort into being good at?