Saturday, December 27, 2008

Crafty Stuff

There’s just something about a craft store (especially Michaels!) that I find so peaceful. I’m not sure if it’s the smell, all the wonderful crafty things, or the sheer “creativeness” in the air but craft stores are definitely magic places!

When I was a kid I loved doing craft projects, painting sculptures, etc. but I haven’t made anything in years :( . At one point I wanted to learn how to scrapbook because I have TONS of photos but discovered that I had too many ideas (plus I really hated cutting up my pictures). So all that stuff I collected is sitting in a huge box in the top of my closet just waiting for me to get up the courage to tackle that project. And I know I will…. eventually.

What about you? Do you do any crafty thing (knitting, painting, scrapbooking, etc.)? Do you have a favorite craft store or do you use Michaels too?


  1. passed a Michaels today.. wouldn't have minded going in but couldn't *sigh* I do like to crochet in the winter.. like making afgans.

  2. Wow... your new page looks SWEET!

    I have turned into some total Michael's freak! Everything from beautiful Christmas tree decorations to being a self-taught knitter to our new company! Love love love Michael's!

  3. I love crafts too although I'm not much of a doer. :)

  4. DesLily: I'd like to drag hubby into one before we go back home but I'm not going to hold my breath. I'd like to learn how to crochet! I don't think I have the patience for it but I still think it would be fun.

    Sheri: Thanks! Michaels is some kind of wonderful isn't it? I need to go before they get rid of all their Christmas stuff.... especially since just about every thing is 70% off!

    Alice Teh: I'm more of a "follow directions out of a book" kind of gal and I have to be in the mood but I still do some crafts occasionally. I made my own wreath one year but what I love is to go to craft fairs! They have one every year in Georgia that is HUGE but I don't get up here too often :(

  5. I love to craft, in fact, after reading it's probably my most favourite thing :)

    I knit, crochet, quilt, bead, sculpt (sorta), do card-making, cross-stitch and (sometimes) bear-making... I think I have too much time on my hands.

    We don't have Michaels here in Australia. My craft store is Spotlight.

  6. Unfortunately, I am not very crafty. I tried my hand at scrap booking--did my entire wedding album that way--but never got around to following through with any of the other projects I considered doing.

    My artistic side more often comes out in my writing or through music, I'm afraid.

  7. I love sketching! Sadly, I haven't been doing this after I started working... I suppose work and life get in the way! ;P

  8. Rebecca: Wow! You put us occasional crafters to shame!

    Naida: I really need to learn how to knit or crochet. Every time I go to a craft show I leave with something (usually a scarf) :o)

    Wendy: I think I've tried to push my creativeness that I used to use on crafts towards my blogs...

    Melody: Oh I've always wanted to be able to draw! I'm not very good at it but I've always wanted to be. Especially when I've got a scene from a book stuck in my head and I'd like to get it on paper :(

  9. I'm a Hobby Lobby fan. I paint from time to time - when I have time. I took photos of some of the cards I did. Here's the link, I think:

  10. I love Michaels and I agree, there is just something comforting about wandering about the aisles. I love knitting and crocheting. I used to cross stitch but not so much lately.


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