Igniting Passions.....of Interest!It came about after Kerry nervously went out to dinner with people that she didn't know and as these people were retired school teachers (an ex Head & OFSTED inspector & a lecturer of Sociology) she felt as though she wouldn't have much to offer in the way of conversation due to her recently acquired role of 'stay at home Mum'. She needn't have worried though as she soon felt at ease and the conversation started flowing.
It got her thinking,however, about her interests.....what ignites her passion........and then came the meme.
So, what are my interests? Well, this was a difficult one, one that I've had to think long and hard about because...well...basically I don't think I really have any interests. I like to watch TV but don't have any favourite shows (except Home & Away & Neighbours but does that really count as an Interest???), I like to read (usually only when I'm on holiday) but ask me what books I've read & I couldn't tell you, I like to listen to music (sometimes) but I don't really have a favourite band.......etc etc, blah blah....
Well here goes :
I have a whole load of cookery books, many of which are for cakes & baking. More recently (since discovering Cupcake Wars on TV) I have found a new love of Cupcakes, both eating (unfortunately for the waistline) and making. I wouldn't class myself as being particularly skilful or arty but I do try and here are a few of my creations
Whilst living in the US and working part-time in Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores I found a passion for crafts, which is hardly surprising really considering the amount of sales they had & me being a bit of a bargain hunter I couldn't not buy almost everything on offer. Needless to say I didn't have a lot left in my wage packet by payday, but I had an enormous set of overflowing craft drawers! I made Christmas decorations and cards, birthday cards and gifts and even tried a bit of glass painting. None of my creations were great but I enjoyed it. Being surrounded by fabulous fabrics during this employment also led me to my next interest :
In my pre 'Work at Home Mum' days I also used to like doing a spot of sewing, I find it hard to believe now how I actually found the time having 2 little ones at home but somehow I did, and I really enjoyed it. I made Hanna a pair of dungarees when she was first born, I made Sam a quilt with squares cut from his old clothes and Roman blinds and curtains when we first moved into this house - in fact 2 of the blinds are still in use. I don't have the time or inclination to do any sewing at the moment but maybe in the future I will find that passion again.
I suppose you can call this one of my Interests, and had it not been for my interest in crafts I may not have even started this business in the first place. After returning the the UK to live I was disappointed in the lack of nice Party Bags on offer, all that I could find were themed plastic bags, not at all as exciting as the cellophane and paper bags that I had seen in the US. This led to me starting up my own Ebay Business in 2005 initially selling cellophane bags and Pre-filled party bags. I still stock the Cellophane bags and am always on the lookout for new designs to sell, however my Business has changed quite a lot in the 6 years since starting out, and these days most of my Business comes under Munchkins and Poppets with Splash About. Konfidence and Zoggs swimwear being amongst my most popular lines.
Well there you have it, I suppose I do have a few interests after all.
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