Quoting applelove:" God it sounds like because she is a designer that she thinks her bag design is superior to the ruffle ... [snip!] ... back pack design. Only she dose not know about patterns and things like that. IDK maybe I am wrong but that is how this seams"
She does see things that no one else sees. She thinks that most bazaar patterns and colors go together, where a lot of us are sitting back scratching our heads. The back pack matches well, but the turquoise? I don't see how it goes on the backpack at all!
She has a major in interior decorative design with a minor in studio arts(aka painting photo etc). So yeah, she thinks that she does know more than other people.
Even though interior design is her forte(at to me it just looks cluttered, to each their own), she does do some smaller things, like she makes some awesome headbands.
But when I tried to give her constructive criticism on how her daughter's felt hat kept collapsing on halloween, she got defensive! I tried to explain it away like, well I've just made that mistake, I just wanted to help you for next time so it stands upright better.
The flannel she'll use for flowers for headbands. But in all honesty, who knows when she'll do them as the fabric she gave me for the backpack, is apparently also the same fabric that she had wanted me to make a diaper bag for her over 2 years ago when she was pregnant with her last child, and it fell through because her husband was buying her, "This awesome sewing machine for Christmas."
but then it turned out that it was a cheap machine and not very good. So now, in turn, she's coming to me, instead of being frustrated with her machine.
So frustrating. Who knows how long she'll keep it till she uses it.
She also told me, "I have a fabric addiction, I see a nice print, and I pick up small amounts."
It just make me go
no wonder your husband only gives you a cash allowance when you leave the house.