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The Courage of Being Creative

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

Mikey, The Crochet Crowd

I am Michael Sellick, known online as 'Mikey', I am the founder and leader of The Crochet Crowd. I'm a 'hooker' at heart with the passion to crochet and play with yarn.

3 thoughts on “The Courage of Being Creative

  • June 10, 2014 at 12:29 pm
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    You needed this weekend to help you be so stressed about being creative! You learned to adapt & let your creative juices flow! Good going Mikey!

    • June 10, 2014 at 12:31 pm
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      Oops…NOT be stressed….lol!

  • June 7, 2014 at 9:02 am
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    My first ever creative workshop was at a campground. I was with my MIL and I was 8 mos preggers. We were supposed to pick to do something with little baskets and flowers. Now, I have such a black thumb seeds I touch don’t germinate. True story proven with experiments. Another story for another day. So, thankfully these were artificial teeny tiny flowers that we were gonna attach to wires we were gonna paper wrap ourselves, etc. My MIL was VERY encouraging. To this day I LOVE that woman. I divorced her son and kept his family. His siblings call me sis and their kids call me aunty. That day I made my little basket that my MIL said looked like a chicken put it together to help me through my natural childbirth. Right. It NEVER took place. I was too narrow, I was in labor for 32 hrs and all I remember of the experience is falling in love with my son’s beautiful face. Can’t remember what happened to that basket. Better for everyone, I think. I’m SO bad at coordinating my own outfits I’ve ALWAYS gotten dressed in the dark without looking in the mirror because it comes out better that way. I’ve actually been told MANY times how nice I look while when I actually try I just get weird looks and if I’m lucky and someone that lives me is around, I get told to please go change. I usually just put on jeans and a t-shirt at that point. All that to say that crocheting has been a revelation. People compliment my skills, my choice of stitches! They DON’T want me to make them something else instead of what I sent them for Christmas! And my latest project? They are saying the LOVE THE COLORS! And I picked out their order! Granted, my DIL picked out 3 of them, but they seemed SO tame I added 3 more. BOLD ones, even though it’s a baby blanket (the Lacy Accent Doily! I was inspired by another Crowder =)). Creativity is an amazing thing. I remember a quote I used to see all the time. I don’t remember exactly what it was right now but it said that if you stand still and wait a bit, that something would come and pose on you like a butterfly and if you moved gently it would stay. I feel that way. That because my illness is so bad right now, I’ve had to remain still and that butterfly has come to stay. You’re one of the lucky ones. That butterfly was CHASING you!!

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