Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Do the things that makes you happy

My life has always been about ticking a long list of to-do.

I have lists all over the place - in my brain, on post-it notes, on my planner, on my Evernote app. Practically everywhere.

Among those list is this : Things that makes a happier me.

Now that I am a full time home maker and have a bit more time in hand, I am glad  that I can now cross one item from that list:


Sewing.

Yes, I am currently hooked with this newfound hobby of mine. Funny to think that when I was younger, I used to be a person who hates sewing. Simply because I find it tedious and I am, as a matter of fact, an impatient person.

Sometime ago, I decided to put it into my happy list because somehow I suddenly feel like doing it. It just came.

Now, I love doing it.



There is this satisfying feeling when I get to complete a project, even when it is just a simple lounge pants for my children. I feel ecstatic when I see them wearing it, even though the workmanship is not as perfect as the store-bought pieces.



There are a few reasons why I wanted to sew actually. Besides making use of the lovely fabrics that I have the tendency to hoard, I also find that children's clothing are sometimes way overpriced, even the simple ones.

Granted that some fabrics may also be a bit costly, but at least I am able to sew a few pieces out of it, especially for Khaleeli. Anyway I do put a limit on fabrics that I buy - it does not seem worthwhile to buy fabrics that costs a bomb just to make everyday clothes right?

Another reason is that I find it quite an important skill that a person should have (now only I realize why they teach them in Kemahiran Hidup (Living Skills) at school, d'uh!).

Most importantly, it also teaches me patience. Like, A LOT.




Anyway, my work is improving. It takes quite a lot of practice to improve my workmanship but for now, I seem to be having a lot of fun and it does make me happy.

Nowadays I find myself examining how a certain outfit or accessories is being sewn, and thinking to myself if I am able to do it. LOL. Speaking of being ambitious.

How about you? Do you have a list of things to do that makes you happy?

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