I can’t even begin to describe how happy I was to see this article.
Whether that makes me a bad person is fodder for another post, but I’ll tell you this much: it made me feel so much better for my own lack of craftiness.
I mean, I can cook delicious meals, I can write creatively and I can tell jokes like it’s my job, but when it comes to being creative with my hands … it all falls apart. Horrifically, horrendously apart.
I don’t know if it’s ingrained in us as women or just an unrealistic expectation we’ve placed upon ourselves, but what is this obsession with craftiness? I know I’m guilty; I always picture my abilities much higher than they are in reality. In fact, a few months ago, some girlfriends and I got together for a pinterest party. (Yes, evidently that’s a thing). We crafted, snacked and imbibed, with grand schemes of craft-mastery in our heads.
Let me tell you. It definitely did not go down that way. Remember the link I shared at the top? We definitely attempted the string balloon project, to much the same result.
But what did I expect? My handwriting is terrible, I’ve never created a delicate appetizer in my life and it took me almost a year to put photos up in our home.
I’m just not the girly girl, crafting type. And I guess I’ve always felt a little bad about it, wondering if I’m missing some sort of sweet & candy coated gene or something. So seeing that article … seeing that others have failed just as miserably (or more so) as me?
Well that made me feel a little better. A little better, indeed.
What about you? Are you a crafting queen or a horrible homemaker? What are your biggest successes/fails?