I am working on answering interview questions for Urban Craft Uprising's blog, and this was my favorite:
"What was your first memory of making something?"
I have been drawing, painting, and crafting as long as I can remember, but can't really pinpoint my very first experience. . .but I absolutely remember the very first bag I ever made. My mom taught me how to sew by age 7 or 8, so when junior high Home Economics class came around - I was bored by the project assigned: make a pair of pj pants. So I looked through the Haan Craft catalog (are they even around anymore?) and found the perfect pattern to sew . .what else?? A bag. A barrel-shaped duffel bag with neon pink webbing straps and a zipper closure. I rocked that thing proudly all through high school.
Thank goodness my fashion sense has evolved since then.