I think my creativity levels just spiked. Yes, it’s still the same old me, but suddenly I’ve become ridiculously interested in all things crafts. Blame it on pinterest, but I’ve caught the bug. Perhaps it also helps that I’ve been invited to a weekly craft night, something I’ve considered for weeks and worried about what I might bring to work on. You see, I managed to get a B in art class. We’re talking junior high, all A’s except for art (and occasionally science). Who does that? Since then, I’ve avoided paint, pencils, markers and glue unless I felt like doodling on an envelope before sending it out. (True story: I did color my envelope containing my check for taxes to the IRS one year. I never heard any feedback though.)
Lately, it’s as if I was born to waltz through the aisles at craft stores. Not only that, but to actually make things afterwards! (It’s that follow-through that can sometimes get you.) Over the weekend we put together a puzzle…what does this have to do with crafting? Just wait. Yesterday I made a scarf out of a test t-shirt from the shop. Today I dived in full-force and went to Michael’s AND Walmart to stock up on the essentials I haven’t used since I lived with my parents: glue gun, modpodge, nails, ruler, etc. Then, get this, I came home and nailed into our bare and lonely walls in order to finally hang some photos. What?! Scott continued to watch Netflix (cough, what the heck is the deal with them anyway?) and then at one point asked me what I was doing, to which my response was, “Applying modpodge to this puzzle while I wait for the glue gun to heat up.” Multi-tasking with crafts? Yes, me. I don’t think he knew what hit him.
I’m not sure how long it will last, but I’m excited to see where it might go. Recently I realized the easy access I had to a variety of t-shirts and have been on the hunt for some t-shirt related crafts ever since. Scarfs, hair pieces, pins, it’s all possible. Before you know it, our house will be one big t-shirt explosion. The only exception being that 500-piece puzzle we did on Saturday night. I think it’s obvious that my cool factor has raised significantly since I started this crafting thing.