1. what is it about sewing that really pushes your creative button?
Being able to have or give things that I wouldn't be able to if I didn't make them. This is a major motivation!
Being able to create something. People NEED to create, don't they?
Being able to have clothing that fits and suits my tastes exactly. I love this.
Being able to create something that wouldn't exist if I didn't make it. Even if I could afford to buy almost any clothing available, there are so many wonderful ideas that could be made but haven't been. I'm not sure that made sense!
I think the thing I love most about sewing is the patterns. I just love patterns!
2. Do you buy fabric on line or do you prefer to see and feel the fabric?
I don't have good options locally. Actually, I've never shopped locally because there isn't anything in the main town we go to except WM. I would like to see and feel the fabric, especially for color matching, but it's actually easier for me to shop online.
3. Where do you sew? Do you have your own space?
In my bedroom. I guess I could say I have my own space since I don't share the bedroom with anyone but the sewing doesn't have it's own space. I mean, it's a bedroom, a sewing room, an office, and a storage room, and I also operate a business and an additional Etsy shop out of this space. No wonder I've annexed the library/guest room and spill over into the hallway.
I think it would be lovely to have a sewing room!
4. In this coming year, what new skills do you want to learn? Doesn't have to be sewing related.
Non-sewing related: I want to learn to make hominy, corn tortillas, and tofu. Sewing related: I want to learn how to make bias (efficiently) and piping, and learn to sew piping into a garment.
5. Do you plan to add a new machine to your collection?