One day when I’m all grown up…

The butcher, the baker, the candlestick maker – two of these are skills/hobbies almost anyone can take up and make a living of.

I have three crafts I’d love to learn and live off. Don’t get me wrong; I love doing social media, but keeping my hands busy and creating something tangible in the process, make my heart happy.

Corsetière, cordwainer, milliner. These manufacturing processes have been mechanised for mass production, and the fine art of wearing the products themselves has changed in modern times.

I have two main obstacles in learning how to do, and over time hone these classic skills: cost, and finding an expert to teach me. I will add them to my list though, and in the meantime, maybe I can content myself by brewing some craft beer – after all, if one industry can make a popular comeback in this day and age, why not the clothing industry too? And with vintage being the trend du jour, why not bespoke vintage?

What would you like to do if you didn’t have any restrictions?

1 Comment

  1. Elize

    I would love to be good at drawing and painting. I see myself with long hair, tied up in a loose bun, in a room full of canvasses and paint tubes and brushes and surrounded with calm and peace in front of a large eazel, painting away my days. Or sitting in a large armchair with my sketchbook on my lap and doing one beautifull drawing after another. Someday when I’m all grown up! (sigh!)


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