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By day, I’m an esthetician that focuses on Eyelash Extensions work. Crazy stuff. Single synthetic eyelashes are applied individually to a client’s own natural lash. One by one. Who woulda thunk that something like this could be a great little business to do from home?
Well, I guess I did… or I wouldn’t be doing them, would I?
At the time of creating this blog, my interests (aka: therapy) to take me away from my own Dr. Phil family are circling around knitting, sewing and fishing. My interests change with the wind… so just because this blog starts out with a lot of content about sewing, it will be no surprise if something new comes along and takes up space.
About sewing: I lost my mom to cancer when I was 14 – in 1972. But long before then, she taught me well. (Miss you, Mom!) I was making my own clothes on her machine in the years following her passing. I remember our neighbor and her daughter (who was a few years older than me) helping me when I would get stuck on something (MIss you, too, Thelma & Robin!). Imagine teenagers of today doing that! Ha! Ain’t gonna happen!
I bought my first Elna SU in 1975 when I was in High School. It was something like $450 back then. I remember shaking when I wrote the check! I had gotten a $600 inheritance from an uncle that I hardly knew – and decided to dump most of it into a sewing machine. My father was a tool-junkie carpenter, and because of his own lust for superior quality tools, he didn’t give me any grief about buying that machine. At the time, just so you can relate, I was workin’ my first job at an A&W and I earned the going minimum wage of a whopping $1.62 an hour. So think… it would take over 400 hours of work (after taxes) to own that machine if I hadn’t the good fortune of that inheritance. My new baby cost $2,000. In perspective, that makes my new machine kind of a cheapie, doesn’t it?
I was an art department junkie in High School. I took as many credits as I could – including a full semester in independent study of jewelry. I loved hanging out in the art area. My hero-teacher at the time was a Mr. Backus. He believed that there was no such thing as “perfect art”.. so if you got an A-, that was the best he would give. I remember crying when I got that A- in my independent study course.
I guess I’m sayin’ that doing artsy fartsy work is in my bloodstream. I love being on the creative side of things. But because I’ve been supporting myself for the majority of my time on this planet (moved out of the house when I was 18, mom wasn’t there to guide me – not that I probably would have listened anyway!) … anyway…. I’ve been the single parent. Today I still seem to be supporting too many people around me… so it cuts into the time that I actually can create new things.
Unless, of course…. I stay up all night.
So my creation of this blog is intended to put me a little more on focus to start new things. I hope I gain a readership of people cheering me on.
My goal is to eventually create an income from the patterns I create. I am craving getting another RV and to be free to run around the country. So step by step, I hope this blog is a start of being able to manifest that sort of lifestyle.
In the meantime, I’m out to enjoy my nocturnal journeys… Thanks for bein’ here with me.
Oh… and don’t be afraid to email me at: sally *at* nightowlsally.com