02 August 2008

Craftiness... its a disease...

I started out being totally Un-Crafty. When I was a Merry Miss, I couldn't even cross stitch a simple flower no matter how many time Sis. Reed explained it to me. When we'd paint shirts or do anything else crafty, I'd either do too much or too little and it'd look stupid. An art student I was not.

Years later as a teen I picked cross stitching back up, and somehow I managed to finally figure it out! I grew excited, I bought projects I've never even opened, but I did finish a good many (its so time consuming though!) The disease was biding its time, growing ever so slowly.

When I was pregnant, I picked up yarn work. Now I knit hats, Christmas stockings, etc. I crocheted (poorly, but still...) a blanket for Sariah.

Last year for my birthday I got a sewing machine. I started making p.j. pants, dresses, bags, curtains... I was noticing the infection now.

Earlier this year I bought paint and painted a murel in Sariah's room, I was almost overtaken.

Last night, I went to my first scrapbooking activity, and you know what? I liked it. I made 4 pages. I'd post pictures, but they're all presents and I don't want to give away the suprise.

Its official, I've caught the bug, and I don't ever what to get better!

11 comments:

Diana said...

The things you have made for me are awesome!

Alan and Denise said...

Sounds like you're having fun learning to do new things. It's always nice to feel like you accomplished something. I remember how proud of myself I felt when I made my first curtains. Hope you have lots of fun with future craft and home projects!

Lisa said...

It's so satisfying to put something together with your own hands, isn't it? Good for you, expanding your horizons and learning new skills!

Jenny said...
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Jenny said...

I was never particularly crafty myself. And, I hated when we'd do crafts at Young Women, or at Homemaking (yes, Homemaking. This was before it was Enrichment). It wasn't until more recently that I've started enjoying crafty things. I like that I can see something cute and figure out (through a pattern or on my own) how to make it myself.

I've started reading a few craft blogs that have some fun ideas and the occasional pattern or tutorial. I particularly like this one: http://howaboutorange.blogspot.com/

By the way, I like the new Daddy and Me picture. It's very cute. I assume you took it? I like the perspective.

Jenny said...

Sorry about the double post--I had technical difficulties. :)

The Hof family said...

It seems to come with children. I think at least when I started getting all crafty. It's so nice to be able to do things for them.
Enjoy your crafty bug.

The Hof family said...

It seems to come with children. I think at least when I started getting all crafty. It's so nice to be able to do things for them.
Enjoy your crafty bug.

The Hof family said...

It seems to come with children. I think at least when I started getting all crafty. It's so nice to be able to do things for them.
Enjoy your crafty bug.

Susan said...

I am not a particularly crafty person, but from time to time I get into something. Currently I'm scrapbooking for the first time in a very long time. And I'm doing it more "cutesy" than I normally do. We'll see how that goes...

Melissa said...

Yay for being crafty! You should post pictures after you have given them as gifts. :o)