Thursday, October 8, 2009

Spin Cycle: Crafty McCrafty

Hah! Fooled you with that title. I'm so not.

Welllll, mostly not. I'm good at kits. Like you hand me a cross-stitch kit, and I can do them. I have a pile of un-framed cross-stitch cloths to prove it. Or a kit to make a sun catcher or a photo frame. Those are totally up my alley as I have direction-following skills like you would not believe. I can crochet, as long as you just want a rectangle out of me. I'm really good at hot-gluing "gems" onto things to make my children happy. I also make a lot of Elizabeth's hair bows.

But mostly I just like the idea of making things. For every "kit" that I've turned into an object of art or kitsch, I have several unopened ones, or ones that are half done. I have an impressive collection of scrap book supplies, but I haven't done any scrapbooking for 4 years. I'm also impatient, so if I start a craft project and realize it's going to take me more than an evening? Yeah, that usually ends it. Another half-done craft for the pile.

And I like to amass craft supplies. Sales are my Achilles heel. Let's talk about bow making for example. When I decided I wanted to learn how to make them (because my child looks cute in bows, see?)and I wanted them in every color of the rainbow, I got the basic supplies, and then I started buying ribbon. And now I can't stop. I can't possibly make bows as fast as I accumulate ribbon, and she can't possibly wear as many as many as I could make, but any time I see cute ribbon? ON SALE? Worse, ON CLEARANCE? It comes home with me.
So. Yes. In honor of this week's Spin Cycle, I admit I craft. And I like to craft. But I don't craft well, and I don't craft right.
So sue me!
And while you're figuring out how you're going to do that, head on over to Sprite's Keeper and check out the other crafty spins.
And now I need to go see where I left my glue gun. I feel a craft binge coming on.


Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Wow. Shirley Temple is your daughter? What a doll!

MB said...

So, um, am I understanding by all this that, (ahem) if I ever have a girl, YOU are the person I should tell and request bows from ? :)

Rachel said...

Lisa, I loved Shirley Temple when I was little!. When I realized I was going to have a curly top that could carry a tune I was pretty excited. Now to work on tap dancing....

Misty. Yes. Please provide Asher with a sister immediately. :) Although there are a lot of us crazy bow making women out there. I've seen the websites to prove it!

Sprite's Keeper said...

I love Elizabeth's bows!
I think you're more crafty than you realize. The way you pulled off Elzabeth's party was great and that's just from the pictures I saw!
You're linked!