When did crafting become so cool anyway?
Some people may blame Pintrest or Etsy. I would love to. But actually I'm pretty sure crafting has been cool for a while. Maybe forever. It's totally possible that some cave woman used a bit of charcoal to decorate the reclaimed cave rock shelf that held her decorative balls of sinew. Actually, that probably never happened. But crafting isn't just some new fad. I'd bet that once people were able to buy their clothes or decorative yarn balls at the store, making things for necessity was replaced by making things for fun (and for bragging rights), aka "crafting".
Growing up my mom did lots of cool crafty things, and she still does. She made all our halloween costumes. Sewed baby quilts. Painted and stenciled walls and other things. The costumes were the coolest. As a kid I'd say my favorite was the princess dresses she made for my sister and I. She finished them at night and hung them in our room, so the next morning we went nuts over them as soon as we woke up. I wore that dress for two halloweens and a school play.
|Or you can just buy your
decorative yarn balls
So maybe I should give up, or maybe one day I'll blossom into the crafty lady I wish I were. It could happen, right? Until then I like to balance my time on Pintrest and Etsy with time on Catalog Living or Regretsy. That way I can feel better about not being able to make decorative yarn balls by laughing at decorative yarn balls! It's a perfect match.