oh horrors! I think there is something beautiful about anything done technically perfect, like quilting and tailoring an outfit, etc. but there is also something magical about raw talent and taking chances!!! You can always learn how to improve but you have to start somewhere! I am so glad you did not listen to her!!! omg I am horrified with ANYONE who discourages creativity...I think if a person asks for advice, it can be delivered in a much more supportive way that is respectful and takes into account inexperience and youth!
You young ladies often inspire and encourage me and I have learned so much being here about so many "modern" things! ha ha