Thursday, December 18, 2008

Am I the Only One?

Please tell me I am not the only person who feels this way.

Yesterday I went to the craft store (Micheal's) to buy a few items for my gifting needs. And as I walked through the store I experienced a huge feeling of inadequacy. Not from any person or any outside influence. Purely from within. When I am in a store like that, I want to be crafty. I want to the woman who just whips out a bow that perfectly matches her daughter's outfit, that was sewn by me too. I want to make the bracelet or necklace that would make just the right statement. I see all the basics of Christmas decorations--the ribbons, the garland, and so on, and I want to make that wreath that fits right in with the decor.

Instead, I bring home the pre-made wreath and hope it works. I look at all of the ribbon and imagine it on my girl's head, but it stays on the shelf. I look at the beads and think about how pretty they are, but that I wouldn't even know where to begin to make something. And I go home. And the feeling passes. That's all it is, just a passing fancy while I'm in the craft store.

But man what a strong urge it is while I'm in the in store.

As for the scrapbooking section, I don't even give it a glance. I know I won't ever be a scrapbooker and it doesn't bother me. But apparently I'm still harboring hopes of waking up as a younger, hipper (yeah, right) Martha Stewart.

I'll let you know when it happens.
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  1. I like to fancy myself as at least somewhat crafty, but even I end up yearning away for crafts that I don't know how to do.

    I read before that it's kind of what our generation is doing though, so don't feel like you're the only one. The article I was reading said that the women of our generation are really having this movement of wanting to do handicrafts from the past.

    Signed the girl who wants one of those knifty knitter thingees because she apparently desperately wants to be able to make a scarf, for whatever reason.

  2. I AM a crafty person, and I even get the urge to venture into crafting in ways I never would bend naturally if it wasn't for a walk through the ever enticing "craft store". I'm still not persuaded to scrapbook either!!

  3. yep. That would be me, too. I'm attempting a craft for some family this year. I'm mod podging a photo of Alex on a square tile for a coaster. Ask me if I've done it yet...I should be doing it now as their packages wait by the door to be shipped for this one last gift! lol.

  4. One day when all of our kids are grown and in their own homes, and we have a house full of cats instead, you and I can make corn cob dolls and sell them at the local craft fair.

  5. Oh, I'm so not crafty and I feel so inadequate. And I get overwhelmed at the possibilities that aren't actually possibilities for me.

  6. I buy pre-made everything when it comes to craft stores. I've made peace with my non-crafty status :)

  7. As you know, I am a scrapbooker so I am fine with that section but the fabrics - oh how I wish I could sew and create things with fabric! So, I know how you feel at least in one department of the store (but many others too...)

    p.s. I've left you a little somethin' over at my blog. Come see when you get a sec...

  8. I can so relate to this post!


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