Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I'm still here, just having a moment

I've been checking my blog reel everyday and keep ignoring the fact that my last post was a week ago. I haven't done much in the way of crafting lately. I've been doing jigsaw puzzles instead. I only just picked my hexis back up again, they've been spread out on my floor for the last 2 weeks while I was sewing portions together but my motivation disappeared.

I've been having a know the one I mean. Doubting why it is I bother with all this crafty stuff anyway. It seems to be a dying art, few people are actually interested anymore and I never tire of the strange and surprised looks I get from people when I tell them what I do in my spare time. And if I hear 'you're so young, I don't think I've ever seen someone your age into that kind of thing' one more time I'm just gonna lose it.

Yes I craft. I sew, knit, crochet, bead, embroider, cross stitch and even draw, paint and collage when inspiration strikes. Yes I even make my own clothes and YES I'm not yet 24.

I do these things because I enjoy them. I like using my hands to fashion something different from something seemingly small and ordinary. I like to cook for the same reason.

If I'm so firm about what I do and why, why am I feeling down about it all, thinking it's a waste of my time and like I don't fit in?


  1. OK, so you can join my 23 yr old DD in weirdness stakes.
    She doesn't sew at present but she knits, cross stitches, embroiders, cooks divinely, makes her own cards and draws when she has time from doing 3 part time jobs that pay her rent, let her eat and give her some socialising money, after the car payment, and she just finished a Uni degree last year.
    She shakes her head at others older than her that she went to uni with who can't successfully cook a soft boiled egg or cook a piece of meat without it still tasting like it's still in the paddock or has been through a bushfire!
    You are rich in a way these people aren't as you can look after yourself without relying on buying these things but more to the point you LIKE doing it so that makes it more worthwhile.
    We all have our off days so I'm sending you a cyber 'pat on the back' as we need more young people like you so the 'crafts' of living aren't lost :D.
    A big (((((HUG)))))) doesn't hurt either!!

  2. Hey Rai! I hear ya!! For many years, I was by far the youngest in every craft-related group I was involved in, so I know just what you mean. In the end, if people said things like, "You spin wool?" or "You make bears?" My standard reply became ... "You DON'T????" :0) Craft is a special form or self-expression, of creativity that feeds the soul and keeps the fingers nimble and the mind working. So ... put aside other people's comments, do what makes YOU feel creative and relaxed and find lots of like-minded cyber crafting buddies to 'chat' with for encouragement ... there are a lot of us out there! Tee! Hee! Hee! Bear Hugs! KRIS