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You Might Be a Craft Addict If…

I was attempting to organize my craft/guest room, and I started thinking as I looked at groups of object “you might be a craft addict if…”  Ding, ding!  That’s all it took for me to abandon my organizing and start a list.  So, here it goes.  Feel free to add your own in “comments.”IMG_2103

You Might Be a Craft Addict If…

  1. You more colors of thread than you thought possible.
  2. You have enough piles of fabric to be mistaken for a fabric store.
  3. You visit your local craft store once (or more) every week.
  4. You have at least one entire container full of ribbon.
  5. You cannot pass clearance craft items without buying some of them.
  6. You have craft supplies you’ve never used but “know” you will, eventually.  (Yes, I will start scrapbooking.  And quilting.  And…)
  7. Your “guest/craft” room has no place for a guest.  (Um, there’s a bed in there, somewhere.)
  8. You are constantly buying and/or making more items to help you store your craft supplies.
  9. You need to re-organize your craft supplies monthly to accommodate new items.
  10. You spend hours pinning “pins” you will probably never get to on Pinterest.
  11. You spend even more hours re-organizing your Pinterest boards so you can find things when you want to eventually try to do them.
  12. You have a bunch of blank canvases, yet still buy more when they are on sale.
  13. Your paint rack is overflowing and you probably should buy a second one.
  14. You consider co-opting portions of your children’s closets to store some of your craft items.

If any of the above apply, you might be a craft addict.


Let’s Get Started

Lately I’ve been feeling the need to blog about my more creative side, and those ideas just seemed to need a blog of their own, so here I am starting a new blog, even though I’ve had a hard time keeping up with my old one.  Let’s see if we can do better with this one!

Perhaps you’re wondering “who is this woman?”  I am a stay-at-home mom with two lovely children (a girl and a boy).  They’re funny and interesting, and I am so glad to be their mom.  I also love reading, writing, painting, sewing, and crafting.  While I love food, I find cooking more of a challenge than not, but sometimes I do manage to create something wonderful.

As a stay-at-home mom, I tend to get urges to do something more with my mind–that’s where blogging and art come in. My creative attempts have been successful at times and not so much at others (whose haven’t?), but I do like to keep trying until I get it right.  Because of my “Mommy” duties, I don’t have as much time to devote to these endeavors as I would like, but that’s life, right?

For this particular blog, I intend to share creative ideas of my own as well as those ideas of others that have inspired me (complete with links, where appropriate) and the results of my take on those ideas.  In the rare cases where recipes of my own making actually work out, I will definitely share those.

I hope you enjoy following my creative journey.  Please feel free to put in your own two cents (or more).  I’m always open to new ideas and improvements on old ones!