What is your natural talent? Have you discovered one yet? If you are sitting there thinking that you have no natural talents please believe me when I say you most definitely have a talent, you just have not discovered or acknowledged it yet. Up until this time last year I thought that I had no talent, sure I had done ballroom dancing and was quite good but it was always hard work and a talent that needed to be worked on. Yes I believe you can gain talent and can learn to do anything you want but I'm interested in natural talents that for some reason you just have. I discovered mine last year when I joined the local craft group, I was the youngest by about 30 years (I am not over exaggerating!) which did not bother me as I have always gotten along better with older women and I decided to learn how to crochet. One month later I was making and selling crochet items! It was the first thing I had ever experienced a natural talent for, I found it so easy and as I complete projects I was surprising myself with my abilities. I had no idea I was capable of such things.
My first ever crochet project, a baby blanket
I moved onto baby hats
Toys soon followed
And my greatest achievement to date! This one may freak you out a little but I love it.I made this for my doula as a present for being absolutely amazing with my VBAC journey. This was the project that really made me realise that I had a natural talent. I was asking my friends what I should make next after I finished my baby blanket and some baby clothes and my doula sent me a picture of a birthing doll and said that if she could crochet she would make this. I looked at it and laughed, there was no way I would ever be able to make that, but I was bored one day and just began following the pattern...... 3 weeks later "Bertha" was completed. She actually gives birth complete with baby and placenta :) My doula loves absolutely loves her!
I am currently working on a blanket just to use up some excess yarn and hopefully next year I will be attempting to crochet a 1950's style dress! Cannot wait!