Well...it's not actually hate, it's more like I'm really intimidated by craft stores. It's genetics. The crafty gene in my family diminishes from generation to generation so by the time it got down to me, there was barely a speck left.
At least that's what I tell myself to make me feel better but it can't really be true because EVERY woman in my family, older than me, is really crafty...some, like my sister, to the point of being damned artistic. My only consolation is that my niece (who is more like a younger sister - don't ask, too complicated) seems to be as un-crafty as I am. That's how I know I wasn't a changeling.
That's why today's blog post is about a very unusual subject for me. I found a craft project that I like! I willingly, without force or threat of violence, drove myself to a craft store, walked in and actually bought raw materials to turn into a usable and attractive object! I can barely believe it myself.
|I took these raw materials|
|and made this sweater clip!|
I like to wear cardigans, it's always sweater weather here in Fogville. I don't like to button them up but they slip off my shoulders when I leave them open so enter a staple of the 50s (resurrected again in the 80s) - the sweater clip. I have an old one but I wanted other styles and colors and somehow, before I knew what was happening, I got the bright idea to try to make my own. The interesting thing is, I enjoyed making this first one and already have ideas for several more designs.
And just like that, I'm crafty like the rest of the women in my family! Hmmm, now I'm starting to wonder about my niece.