What is the weirdest thing you have ever created?
Hands down I would have to say the wedding dress I knitted for my Barbie Doll when I was 11 years old – on toothpicks. I figured if I was going to make it believable it had to be done with Barbie Doll sized knitting needles. It took forever – most of my summer holiday – but eventually it was ready. I even knitted a bridesmaids dress (it was the late 70’s so knitted wedding dresses were completely acceptable).
This is what I love about being a creative – even 35 years later I remember this project – the detail, sitting still working on the dresses, the thoughts I had – the planning and the elation when the project was finished. It reminds me of the strange little girl I was and how I didn’t really like her, but now I see her differently. She was determined, resolute, funny and quirky – she just needed to believe in herself, because she could do anything she put her mind to – even knit a dress on toothpicks!