A work associate asked me to make some cards she could buy. Since it was a small order, I could take time to do some things I would never do if I had to make 50 cards! One in particular turned out really pretty - I love this poinsettia - it is a brass stencil from Dreamweaver.
I'm finally at that point in my life where I no longer have to worry about taking night classes while working full time and have no more children living at home, so I can spend all my free time in creative pursuits!
I've gone through several stages in my creative life. In my early years I did some basic crafting and was mostly consumed with music. In late college and early independent years I was into cross-stitch, then that developed into an interest in more detailed needlework, including hardanger and other pulled-thread techniques, needlepoint, etc. Then I went through a period when my eyesight could no longer handle tiny tiny stitches and I got interested in quilting. Now I'm more into paper crafts - scrapbooking, card making and altered books. I also do a little beading. I still love learning new techniques and take classes at my local stores often!