Thursday, December 18, 2008

Arts and Crafts

For some unknown reason, I have been harboring an insatiable urge for crafting. And the biggest reason why I cannot satisfy this urge is because I have no supplies! I would love to make a "wellness pack" of heat and cold therapy packs like these, but I don't have a sewing machine or materials. (I realize the materials piece is pretty cheap and easy to find, especially if I am just using scraps to piece together, but I haven't yet been able to find a sewing machine on craigslist and don't really want to shell out $200+ to get a new machine... plus we don't really have a good space to put it in our apartment.) I want to make this handy coffee cup cozy for one of my coworkers who I get hot beverages with on occasion. I have two very blank walls in my office that I would like to hang some art on, but I have no art to hang! It would be nice to create personalized blankets for my neices and nephew for Christmas. My creative juices seem to be flowing, but I haven't created an outlet for them. I am almost afraid of going to JoAnn's or Michael's for fear that I will walk out with a year's worth of craft projects that I would lose interest in completing... or that I would want to continue to complete, frittering away the money we are trying to save for important things (like a house) on crafts that we don't really need sitting around the apartment.

What is a girl to do?!

I tried to satisfy my need by baking two different types of ball cookies over this past weekend, but it only helped a little. My only remaining hope is that my mom will have some craft stuff that she is willing to part with next week when we visit.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Ah yes, the crafting bug. He crawls into my shirtsleeves occasionally, too. This Christmas, though, I resurrected the cross-stitching box from one of the packing boxes, so all of those Michael's supplies I bought three or four years ago actually came back around to be useful! So, if you do find yourself wandering into a crafter's heaven, buying way more than you planned, SOMEDAY, you'll probably use it. It all depends upon how much you want to cart around with you from move-to-move. :)

Have a merry Christmas, Sarah!!

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