Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Craftiness is not an Option

I've been having some discussions with people I know about the worth of crafting. I really enjoy crafting. Usually, unless it's sewing related, it really relaxes me. But the other opinion is that crafting is just a waste of time. That there are far more important things to do.

I can't help it, I disagree. There are a lot of great things to do. And I do a lot of those things. But if I didn't do something that I enjoyed every once in a while, I would go crazy! So, I've decided that for the dissenters, craftiness IS an option. But for me, craftiness IS NOT an option. I mean, it's not like I do it 24/7. Just in spurts. Like now, I'm on one of those spurts.

I have been wanting some milk glass vases for my computer room, but when I went searching for milk glass I found that it was expensive. I mean, really expensive.

So when I found this tutorial, I thought, hmmm... Then I found a couple more and it really got me going.

Off I went to Goodwill to find some vases.
Check. And they were only $2.50. WAY cheaper than milk glass.

I already had some white acrylic paint, so after figuring out how much water to add, I got this...

Fer cute!

And I really like how they look with my super cute lamp.

See, I'm saving money. Another good thing about crafting. Crafting is awesome!

But, I feel I should show you my failure at craftiness. As I said before, crafting is relaxing to me, except if it's sewing. I am bound and determined to like sewing, but I haven't gotten there yet. Mostly it's just annoying. I don't know what I was thinking when I took on this next project.

I found this tutorial on how to make a case for your camera. We needed a case for our GPS, so I thought, "Hey, I can do that. It can't be that hard."

Yeah, I know, I think I'm delusional too.

So, I made a GPS case.

This is so embarrassing.

You may not be able to tell from the picture, but the GPS doesn't really fit into the case. A key component to a case, if you ask me. The strap that keeps the GPS in the case is crooked. And, I know you really can't see this, but I originally put the velcro in the wrong place. Awesome.

I guess it's better than nothing, but not much. Needless to say, I will not be making one for our camera.

But it was basically free because I already had all the stuff for it. Well, I take that back, I had to get the velcro so it cost like a dollar.

Crafting is not my life. But I do enjoy it and I'm not going to feel guilty for enjoying it. As long as I get the rest of my list done, I'm good.

Happy crafting!


Mom said...

I don't think you should feel guilty about crafting at all!! As long as you enjoy it, it can be a lot of fun and you have something cute to show for the time you put into it...better than some things you can spend time doing!! I LOVE your "milk glass" vases. They DO look good with your cute lamp. Don't get too discouraged with your sewing. Practice makes perfect and it didn't turn out THAT badly :) Thanks for sharing!
Love ya!

Chelsea said...

Those vases are absolutely gorgeous! You know, if I could come up with cool ideas like that I might enjoy crafting too! Feel free to come decorate my house anytime!

Courtney said...

Just because crafting isn't for some people doesn't mean it can't be for others. Your vases turned out great! You are brave to share your sewing misfortunes. I enjoy sewing, but have to admit that when I make mistakes I get REALLY frustrated REALLY quickly. Oh well!

Jess said...

Great job. I LOVE your lamp shade. So cute.

Kathy said...

Everyone needs a hobby and crafting is as good as some and much better than others! You go girl and your vases look amazing.

Kathy said...

Everyone needs a hobby and crafting is as good as some and much better than others! You go girl and your vases look amazing.

Anonymous said...

Crafting is not something that just happens instantly. I'm glad you like to do it. Just keep practicing and soon you'll have something that is incredibly awesome!! I try everything and suck at most of it. The milk glass is clever. :)