If you are not having fun you are doing it wrong.
Often thought of as a craft your grandma would make, I applied intricate techniques of cross stitching and embroidery with a pop culture twist. My favorite things to embroider are nostalgic 90s video game characters, animated cartoons, and rap lyrics.
I successfully ran an Etsy shop selling handmade elephant sweaters. Through this project I researched consumer psychology in social media marketing, learned how to operate a small business, how to shoot and edit RAW, video edited in Adobe Premier Pro, and adapted effective time management strategies to meet consumer demand.
After identifying why the GameBoy Color I had found at a thrift store would not turn on, I bought replacement parts and was inspired to enhance my gaming experience by modding it to have a front light. This required gaining skills in soldering and basic electronics.