If you are embroidering on a printed fabric or using an applique from the fabric, clip the color
dots from the selvedge to take to the store (or your supply area) to pick the
colors of thread to use, either a close match or coordinating.
I've always been crafting every since I can remember. I had a small working sewing machine and made doll clothes and toys until I graduated to a "grownup" sewing machine at the age of 10. I made a dress that won first place in our district Singer Sewing contest. My dad was so proud of me!
My mom taught me how to embroider at a young age and it's still one of my favorite things to do.
I checked out every craft and fashion book our small library had over and over again. I can remember crushing egg shells and painting them and then making collage pictures, I also remember my dad giving me stamps from his work which I cut up and used for collage work. I still love to do collage work!
I am happiest when I am creating whether it is with paper, fabric, buttons, or you name it.