Welcome to my 'other blog' the one that explores my crafty side. I have been a maker of 'things' since childhood. By nature I'm creative. I still love to write, and you can click on this link to visit my blog: Hanging On My Word, which is where I indulge in the thought and word side. Although a teacher by profession, I don't offer tutorials. This is my showcase of projects I like to share. So pull aside the curtains and let's begin (I'm a bit theatrical too!).

Thursday, 24 March 2011

A Mistake is an Unpicking Opportunity

At last I am retired and can indulge in the hobbies which have been shelved for the last few busy years. See my blog Hanging On My Word for a wee bit more explanation if you are so moved. I should add that I am an early retiree so don't be put off from following either of these blogs by the fear that I may be dropping off the twig in the near future.
I hope you'll look forward to future posts. As you may have gathered from the title, I'm going to try and stick to my more sedentary hobbies (no rock-climbing, deep-sea fishing here), and mostly those which are connected to fabric or sewing.

If you took up my invitation to pop over to the other blog, you'll have seen that I used to be a primary school teacher. You will therefore have deduced that I have very good didactic skills, the patience of a saint, a thick skin and a sense of humour. I also believe that you're never too old to learn, so as well as imparting some of my own vast knowledge, I hope to picking up tips and sharing ideas. Oh, and I don't claim to be an expert in anything. There will be mistakes along the way I'm sure, but as we teachers like to say, "A mistake is a learning opportunity." No really; the profession is full of witty little sayings like that, guaranteed to produce a groan. I suppose there must be some truth in it because, along with 'Practice makes perfect',  how else do we get from our first stumbling attempts at threading a needle to being the craftspeople we are today?