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Monday, May 4, 2009

Craft Monday: "I'm not crafty!"

If I said "I'm not crafty!" everyone would immediately disagree. But that wasn't the case a few years ago.

Let me paint a picture - It was nearing the end of 2006 and the Harry Potter Symposium Phoenix Rising was going to happen in May of 2007. We were sorted into houses depending on a survey that was taken when registering. I wanted to earn house points and show pride for my fictional "house" before the conference. Unfortunately, I was not crafty at all. When I was 10 or so I gave scrapbooking a try and it just didn't work out for me. My older sister Kandi was a scrapbook master, so I knew I couldn't compete with that kind of thing. My other older sister Laci was an awesome clarinet player. I felt like I could never compete with my sisters because they were so awesome at what they did. I was bummed out that I didn't have something that I could just do like they did.

I wanted some freaking house points so I eventually started creating a few things here and there and now I'm not afraid to try anything. I've tried papercrafts, cross stitch, knitting, crochet, quilting, punch needle, t-shirt stenciling, button making, candle making, glass etching, and probably other little things I'm forgetting.

I believe that I can do anything as long as there are some clear directions on how to accomplish it (and if not, I might brainstorm long enough to figure all of it out). How can anyone know if they are good at a craft or not until after they've tried it?

2 comments:

sewhooked said...

You aren't just crafty, you're CRAZY crafty! I've never seen anyone try so many crafts and master them the way you have. GO YOU!

Kandi Phillips said...

Haha I'm not a Master Scrapbooker, but thanks! I like all the ideas you've put on your posting schedule, I'm excited for it! :)