Here are 5 tips for your crafting.
Spray paint things in a cardboard box to avoid the mess.
Talk to other crafters in any way you can to get tips and ideas.( you could also make a new friend)
"Measure twice cut once" so you always know for sure you have the right measurements.
When cutting fabric use chalk to make a visible to see where you need to cut.
While painting use tape to make clean crisp lines.