I am an impatient crafter. I really want to be creative, but I want my finished product NOW. I don't want to wait for glue or paint to dry. I want to find all the supplies I need at the same store - and on sale. I want the project to go exactly as I envisioned. Oh! And I want others to see said creation and ooooh and ahhhhh over it.
Insert deep, heavy, laborious sigh here.
Am I speaking anyone's language? This is where Pinterest will be the death of me. The cutest pictures of the most adorable creations are posted online. Upcycled t-shirt in five easy steps. 100 Christmas Gifts in a Jar. 50 Gifts for $5 or less. Decorate your home with Subway Art printables. All I can tell you, is that I've tried these - really I have. I have read the instructions over and over and over again. I have done the project only to redo it thinking "I've got it this time." Only to be saddened by my results. Every time, it looks like a preschooler has done the work. Actually, I think a four-year-old could probably do better - he'd have his crafty Mom's help!
I console myself that writing and encouraging other women is my gift. I cannot wrap it up and give it to someone. I cannot put it under the tree. You cannot spend it at Starbucks - but hopefully, it is a gift that lasts ... and at least it won't clutter up your home.
What's your favorite go-to gift for teachers, co-workers, neighbors?