Rochester here as well.
Moved here from Orlando 1.5 years ago for the significant other. Growing up, we didn't have a lot of money but had a sewing machine. Back then I was sewing my own Barbie / doll clothes made from clothes that myself and my sister grew out of. Now, I find it a sport to make things for low cost / free out of recycled or unwanted / used materials. That's my kinda crafting!