Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Wanted: Crafting Skills

I've been having a difficult time coming up with interesting blog post ideas. I love writing, but sometimes I can't think of, well ...
  1. anything nice to say
  2. something that you would find entertaining
So I had to look for some outside inspiration. I came across this list - 365 Days of Writing Prompts - on Pinterest

Today's entry was this - 

If I could have any skill, it would be craftiness. I wish I were able to create beautiful things with my hands (and maybe a hot glue gun or a sewing needle). I mean, I've got a computer and Photoshop / InDesign ... but it's just not the same as THIS -

Photo courtesy of sugarhi5105 on Photobucket
I have a whole Pinterest board filled with things I want to make entitled, "Crafts ... leaving comfort zone now".

I've been a Pinterest user since 2011, and I have yet to create any of the things on this board.

I go to Hobby Lobby like any average American 20something female. I usually buy picture frames or Christmas decorations. I don't make my own.

Why you might ask?

I am afraid of making something ugly. Or ruining perfectly good crafting supplies in the process.

For some reason, I have little faith in my crafting abilities. 

Don't blame my mother. She tried to teach me how to sew. I even made pajamas one year! I took the 4-H gift wrapping, wreaths and ceramics projects. All of her hard work (and many other volunteers and family members) and none of it stuck. [Homeboy gets mad I can't sew on his buttons...]

Maybe one day I'll get brave and try again.

Things I want to make include
And a project of some kind with all of my ribbons from showing cattle - similar to the pillow above. This was one of the 24 Things I Want to do Before I Turn 24.

So tell me crafty friends - where do you get your inspiration? What lessons have you learned while wielding your glue guns and needle/thread? What's a good starter project?

Until next time,

P.S. - Guess what folks? I turn 24 on Sunday, but I'll save my post about this "bucket list" for next week.

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