Fun Friday--Make Up Session (craft)

Ok, so we are going to do this Fun Friday a little different this week.  Since I missed last week (and I really want to find out about your mad craft skills) I am going to play catch up with that topic today.  And then next Wednesday we will discuss Halloween.  I figured that was fitting since it is, well, Halloween.

So..do you craft?  I do.  Well, I mean, I used to.  I am a crafter at heart and I love the feeling of completing a project.  My real "talent" is sewing.  Before Ella was born my mom taught me a few things on her sewing machine and I just took it from there.  Before long I was reading intricate patterns and creating pretty neat things, if I must say so myself.  Who knew??  For about 4 years I sewed for my children, I sewed for the public, I sewed for friends.  I made outfits, draperies, pillows.  I love sewing.  Unfortunately, its not something I get to do now.  I have a very nice sewing machine that has an embroidery arm, so I used to monogram everything my girls wore.  Hopefully, maybe one day soon, I'll be able to start sewing again.

I also smock.  I even taught a small class once on the basics of smoking.  This isn't the best picture, but its the only one I could find.
Lucy, age 3--looks just like Jack!
I also love to do projects with my children.  We did these pots for the grandparents a few years ago.

If you follow me on Pinterest, you will see that I pin a lot of craft projects.  I know I don't have time for it right now, but that's the beauty of Pinterest.  If I find something I like and pin it, it will be there when I am ready.  You can follow me here if you want to!  I think that, whether you are a Martha Stewart or a Kate Krull, you can find delight in finishing a project that you created with your own hands.  Another thing I have found is that my girls think that it is so cool when I do things for them or their class instead of buying it.  Whether it's cupcakes or ornaments, they are so proud of their mom.  That, my friend, is the best feeling in the world!

What do you do?  I'd love to know (and see.)  Happy Friday!

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  1. Sorry Kate, I'm new to posting anything to your blog, but have read and prayed for you all for about 18 months. I accidentally posted twice to your Fun Friday! Also, there aren't any pictures of my scrapbook pages on my blog. Only on FB at this time. Bout to attempt one of my recent favs here:

  2. I LOVE those tops Kate. They are gorgeous, and I know that a time will come when you will be crafting again.

    I put in my link, but it is super basic stuff. I just never really considered myself creative or crafty until I had children and started doing things with them. Children make for a very forgiving audience!

  3. I LOVE your shirts! I would so buy them for my daughter I was not blessed with a sewing gene at all. Thank you for your blogs and allowing me to journey with you. Thank you for your honesty and openness. You and your family are a blessing.

  4. Oh, I envy your sewing abilities! I have a machine and do very basic stuff, but I would love to do fancy stuff, too. I love embroidered monogramming, but I've only done a couple of things by hand. Right now I'm in the process of making cushions for my dining banquette. I bet you could whip them out in no time. ;) I linked up one of my furniture DIYs.

  5. And I'm happy to say that I had a few sewing lessons from the great, Kate Krull! I pray your sewing days will be here again, soon. And may you pass along your mad skills to Ella, Lucy, and Jack! :-)

  6. I wish i could link up this week, but I don't have a creative bone in my body! Still praying for your family!

  7. You are very talented! Love the outfits you made!