|Similar blanket to what my daughter makes. Pics coming soon.|
My oldest daughter has become quite good at crocheting, which she just learned this past Christmas. She can make stocking caps, scarves, blankets big and small, dish towels and more. She had made baby blankets and wash cloths as gifts throughout the year. It seems word has gotten around that she makes a pretty good blanket that she has begun getting requests...paid requests. She also started to babysit around the neighborhood and is now being requested for paying jobs as a babysitter too.
|Who knew these little gems|
could be profitable?
Wifey is getting requests to babysit in our home all of the sudden. Cha-ching! I keep telling her that if she could blog about her sewing and crafting activities, I'm sure there are scores of women who could benefit from the dresses, skirts, hand bags, pencil holders, crayon wraps, etc and learn how to make these things for themselves just like she has. The rewards of blogging, sharing and learning never cease to amaze me.
I've blog constantly about how our still blossoming gardening skills have begun putting food on our plates. I've begun expanding my carpentry skills and successfully added a living room niche for more books space, shelving and spool rods for Wifey's craft room upgrade and a large shelving system in our garage to get more organized. This past weekend I added a wall mounted desk enclosure in a daughter's room to allow her private study time away from her "bratty, noisy sisters". LOL.
It pays in several ways to learn basic skills. It can fill your soul with pride, your body with nourishment, and your pockets with a few coins.
What skills do you enjoy? What skills do you want to learn?