Monday, March 9, 2015

Friend Making Monday: Hobbies


Here’s how it works: you copy the questions, answer them and post them to your own blog.  Then you come back here, and in the comments, post the link to your blog post with your answers to this week’s questions.  If you don’t have a blog of your own, just post your answers in the comments.

1. What do you do for fun?
Running, scrapbooking (about my running…haha), cooking/baking, hang out with friends whenever possible

2. What do you do to relax?
Write blog posts, run, scrapbook, sew, cook/bake.

3. What do you do to waste time?
Peruse the internet, watch tv, sleep too much (ha!)

4. What hobbies do you have that you do regularly?
Scrapbooking (most frequently about my running), sewing, and cooking/baking

5. Is your hobby something that could make you money? 
The sewing, yes.  I make pixie/fairy skirts for my renaissance festival costumes.  I’ve had numerous people approach me about buying them.

6. Do you make money from your hobby?  Or would you like to?
Not currently, but my current idea for when I retire is to sew pretty much full time and sell the skirts plus other renaissance festival  inspired items online and at a few festivals.

7. Do friends or family make fun of your hobby?
Nope, they actually think it’s pretty cool.

8. Is your hobby expensive, moderate, or free to support?
I’d say moderate because the cost of the supplies isn’t really all that much, but the time I have to put into each item actually sewing it is where the cost of the item actually falls when I do go to start selling them as a business after I retire (or maybe a few years before I retire to just get the ball rolling).

9. How did you first get started with your hobby?
I actually safety pinned a bunch of pieces of fabric to a mini skirt I had to make a gothic fairy costume.  I started going to the renaissance festivals more often and decided I wanted more of the skirts and in various colors, so I made I happen!  I now have 9 or 10 skirts in different colors that I pair with matching knee high boots and corsets (that I buy from a vendor in Spring, TX called Casta Diva).

10. Is your hobby something that you can do with other people?  If so, do you?
I suppose I could.  But we’d take up so much room with both of us cutting fabric, pinning it and then sewing it. 


  1. Here are my responses! This was a good one!

  2. I'm late this week!
    Ren faire costumes are so pretty! I don't know about other ones, but at the Michigan Faire, they put pretty high price tags on some of their outfits! You might be onto something!

  3. Here are my answers; Hope you have a great week!


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