cookie decorating

There’s A First For Everything

Hi there!

My name is Kate and I am somewhat of a hobby-addict.  I mean that in the best way possible, of course.  I have tried calligraphy, crochet, knitting, cake decorating, cookie decorating, machine quilting, hand quilting, water colors, jewelry making, bath bomb making and trust me… the list goes on and on.

My problem is that I never stick it out when things are more complicated than I feel that they should be, so I jump from one thing to the next and never really truly find anything I’m passionate about.

Well, that actually changed recently.  This past summer, I was looking at my set of about 100 calligraphy pens that i bought off Ebay a few years ago.  Then I glanced over at the tub of fabric. And the piles of yarn.  I had a problem.

I decided then and there that I was going to give each hobby a fair shot.  I was going to really dive into each one, see if I like it and if have an aptitude for it.  If I love it, great!  If I don’t… well, then it’s time to just say goodbye to that idea and focus on what I love.

I started with a knitting class at a new local yarn store.  I had tried to knit a few times in the past, but it never stuck.  Well, I loved the class. It was a three week basics class (I was actually the only student!) and here we are three months later and I’ve knit a scarf, a cowl, a pair of socks, an ear warmer headband and I’m working on three more projects right now.  I absolutely love it.

Around the same time, I also signed up for a six-week cake decorating class at a local cake supply shop.  While, truthfully, I didn’t love the class itself, I loved learning the techniques and am signing up for an advanced class.  On my own, though, I’ve been able to transfer a lot of the skills and supplies into cookie decorating which I absolutely love (though I think we can all agree, judging by the featured image of this post, that I need some more work).

TLDR: I am starting this blog to chronicle my adventures of finding the best hobbies for me.  My hope is that you’ll learn along with me and that we can bake and craft together, enjoying our successes and laughing about our hiccups together.

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