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Sew Kurafty is about all the items I craft from scratch as well as those I collect. I have been a lover of crafts since high school but my adoration really took off in grad school when I taught myself to sew. Since then I have dabbled in cosplay and sewing (which is my main craft), jewelry making, kumihimo (a Japanese style of weaving), screenprinting, knitting, and DIY crafts of all kinds. At this time, my main crafts are sewing and knitting, which I attempt to do regularly. I am willing to try almost anything within the confines of my budget and my small living space.
I also like to collect screen accurate items from television series and movies I love. Sadly my merger teacher’s salary doesn’t always allow me to buy the pieces I want, but I try my best! Those I can’t find I try to craft instead.
Why “sew kurafty”? For my cats! I have two domestic short hair cats I am absolutely smitten with. Kuro is my gorgeously handsome male black short hair, and Kulin is my chubby but pretty brown spotted white short hair. Whenever I am crafting, one of them is nearby to watch, play with string or yarn, or beg for attention.
In my real life I am a biology instructor. I am also a certified photographer (which doesn’t always reflect in my sad iPhone photos). I aspire to be something in the creative business, whether that be a photographer or a crafter – or preferably both! I am hoping to make my way into the growing film industry in North Carolina. Crossing my fingers it happens soon.
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