Life is about constantly learning. I truly enjoy learning new things, and I seek knowledge, no matter how small. I love that there are so many ways to learn right at my fingertips, thanks to my friend the internet. Whether I’m learning a craft, a recipe, a computer trick, or a dance class, I feel like it’s good to be constantly open to learning.
I love finding random tutorials on pinterest, and I love taking advantage of online resources. I’m currently making my way through a Life Coaching course and hopefully I will finish that in the coming months *fingers crossed*, and I’ve done a few ecommerce courses over the past year that were really interesting.
But if I had to pick one thing that I wish I knew it would be that I wish I knew how to change a flat tire. Of course, there’s a million reasons why this is a good, practical, and important skill to have. I don’t like the idea of being stranded, vulnerable, or possibly in a dangerous situation over something that I could fix myself if I have to. Because tires rarely announce in advance that they plan to go flat, the sooner I know how to do this, the bigger relief this will be for me. So it’s on my 2022 learning list for sure.
But on a smaller scale, here three things I’ve learned to do recently by using online resources:
Fabric Stamping: I follow an artist on IG that uses random items to stamp fabric, and she then uses the fabrics to make bags. I have been mesmerized by her process and thought I could try something similar. So I looked around on pinterest for tutorials and tried my hand at it. Using some remnants from Joann’s, some fabric paint, a straw, and a plastic fork, I created these masterpieces. I thought this was fun, and it’s such an easy way to decorate a space. I also plan to try this on some tea towels. It could make a really cute gift idea, and there are so many different possibilities.
Ceramics: To stay sane during the pandemic, I definitely turned to crafts. One thing I found cute and interesting was clay. Trinket dishes, earrings, and wine charms…I tried them all. I tried both air dry clay as well as clay that you bake in the oven. Here’s one of the many tutorials that I played around with and here are a few of my results.
Beading: I love making my own accessories, so when I stumbled across some posts for making beaded jewelry, I became obsessed! And again, the pandemic caused lots and lots of time isolated in the house, so this was a wonderful creative outlet. Several hundred dollars later (oy!), and I have bags and bags and bags of beaded bracelets to show for it. Here’s one blogger that gives a good bracelet tutorial and below are a few of my results:
What do you like learning? What’s the last thing you learned or taught yourself to do?
10 thoughts on “I wish I knew how to: Bloganuary Entry #4”
I love how crafty you are! You remind me of myself. I used to craft all the time but not so much anymore.
Oh thank you! I do it more to keep myself occupied, but occasionally I come up with some good creations. What kind of crafts do you enjoy doing (when you have time)?
I mostly crochet but I also make candles. Previously, I have made jewelry, home decor, sewing. I use to sell my crochet items on etsy.
oh wow! i love it! i will be on the looking for your posts about some of your crafts!
So nice. You are one busy bee. That is what I like to call crafters.I think you would like to see my blog which has a youtube link to a doll display in my house. I am not great in crafts but I did a lot with my autistic son during the pandemic. Most of it was background for the display shown. http://specialmomsblog.mom/2022/01/04/doll-collection/
Thank you so much for reading! It’s amazing how therapeutic being crafty can be. That’s a wonderful collection!
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Love this!! I too enjoy ceramics, and of course the beading, as you’ve discovered. 😉
Thank you for sharing, very helpful.
Thank you for reading! I do love finding creative outlets for keeping busy.
I can’t really say I’ve “learned” anything but I study always. I’m taking Spanish (Rosetta Stone), I also took a dance class — ‘fancy like” — I’m still very awkward. And I continue to try piano. I’m bad but I enjoy it!
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This is all so cool! What a way to stay active and vibrant!