I’m a craft addict – you name the poison, I’ve dabbled in it. I would call it in general as being your average crafter. When I told my husband that I was considering calling this blog the Average Crafter, he laughed. He said no way that I was your average crafter. I have too much in supplies and I make way too much junk (I’m inserting a much nicer word than was used). And that’s what he was missing. Your average crafter is not your average anything else. Your average crafter is someone who legitimately crafts a ton of stuff, but isn’t an expert in any area. We can look at something and have a good idea of how to make it. It won’t look amazing, but it’ll look pretty darn close and good enough.
But I’ve moved on from being your average crafter. I’ve had a lot of practice since my daughter Charlotte started pre-school. There were little projects, a ton of gifts for teachers all year round, school parties, birthday parties, birthday gifts … and I’ve come to realize most things are beautiful (at least in my eyes), but unfortunately incredibly useless. LOL. Does Charlotte and her friends need personalized trucker hats? No, but yes? Cause the world needs to see a bunch of 3-4 yr olds in matching trucker hats. Does Charlotte and her friends need personalized cheer bows? No, but yes? Seriously, little heads with big bows.
So lots of practice, a beautiful craft room full of supplies, and a love for making things … where does this take me? A blog to document all the crafts that I make, that I make with my daughter (who so far has shown a love for crafts), and maybe something to pass on to her daughter. I hope that one day Charlotte comes to the realization that we spent a lot of time together making beautiful things and that was my way of showing her how much I love her, love spending time with her, and love all our talks. And along the way, if I can convert some peeps into crafters then I’ve made the world a better place.
Happy crafting – An