Year of the Dragon

The past few months have been quite exciting for me and for that reason, here I am! I’ve decided to make a blog and share what I’ve been doing.

In October of 2011, I became registered in my occupation and wow, what a great weight lifted from my shoulders it was. Feeling so refresh I wanted to be more engaged in a hobby. I took upon polymer clay and enjoyed it but found it a bit frustrating. My main goal of the clay was to make a female doll and then dress it up by sewing clothes for it. I spent numerous hours trying to make the body parts and head but all just kept failing! They were not to my likings at all. I didn’t give up though and told myself to have the doll made by Christmas time.

My family started our own Secret Santa list a few years back and when time gets close to Christmas we make a list of 2 items we want for Christmas. With my huge interest in clay making, I wrote down a list of fabrics. The fabric would serve the purpose of dressing up my clay figure.

By Christmas time however I didn’t have a figure. I failed my goal tremendously! The closest I got was a head but a very incomplete body. I felt a little bit disappointed in myself but knew if I wanted to be good in anything it would take years of practice and doing it in a few months wasn’t going to make me  a pro. This made me feel better. 😀 Lol.

Well now, I had a case of fabrics and no doll to dress it. I forgot to mention my Secret Santa also decided to take the next step and purchase me a sewing machine! I was ecstatic and not expecting it at all. The first night I got the machine, I took it home and played with it. I think I probably read just about the whole manual. I don’t know much about sewing machines but I was very pleased with it.

Anyway, even though I didn’t have a doll to dress up, I still tried to sew little piece of clothing with the fabrics I had. Didn’t go well either! I felt like everything was a failure.

It wasn’t but probably three weeks ago now that I decide to try something else using my fabric and sewing machine. I made a pillow! The night I made the pillow, I honestly didn’t have any intentions to make a pillow. After the whole thing was done, I didn’t have anything to stuff it with. Not wanting to go to the store I took a extra sleeping pillow in the house and cut a tiny opening on the corner to take the stuffings! :O I felt like I was stealing from it!  It was well worth it though. I showed it to my family and they loved it. The pillow had a bit of my culture’s traditional clothing in it, I think it was pretty adorable and cute.

The last three weeks I’ve been ordering more fabrics online and been sewing pillows. I am finding much joy and happiness in this new little hobby of mine. I hope to continue to share my sewing creations on this blog and maybe some polymer clay too if I get back to it. 😉

With the Year of the Dragon here, I am excited and looking forward to it all! It’s my year!~


3 thoughts on “Year of the Dragon

    1. I’m glad you like them! I spent a lot of time on them, if you do replicate my pillows, please share and link. I have many more upcoming plans with them and would appreciate it. Thanks!

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