The life of a crafter

craft noun (SKILL) ( plural crafts) skill and experience, especially in relation to making objects; a job or activity that needs skill and experience, or something produced using skill and experience:the craft of furniture making/sewing/glass blowing political/literary craft rural/ancient/traditional crafts craft workers (= skilled workers)

This is the dictionary definition of crafts. My definition? Making a mess, tears, tantrums, swearing and finally a finished product.
The life of a crafter is a strange one, we spend our days in a perpetual state of thinking- thinking of how to improve things, what people are looking for and what we want to make next. We also have a strange little habit of keeping things that to everyone else looks like rubbish, but one man’s trash is another man’s treasure so they say. (NB It should be noted at this point that the line between being a crafter and being a hoarder is a very thin one, and I think most of us if left to our own devices could go down this route!) We also have strange little ideas of making something unique and ending up occasionally with something that is uniquely terrifying. Meet Gerald.

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Gerald is a goldfish in a bowl, on a big blue canvas which now lives in my husband’s study, because he terrifies me. It’s the cold staring eyes that seem to bore down into your soul that get me. Or the stupid look on his face. Either way it is no wonder I couldn’t sell the damn thing!

But as a crafter I just leave it there and move on to the next project. I like expanding my skills (usually meaning take up another hobby, much to my very patient husband’s despair!), and learning new things. This blog is my new, new thing. Every few days I will just update about my crafting and see how it goes from there. 🙂

chelle

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