Tuesday, November 24, 2009

I hate craft blogs

I always find myself looking at these craft blogs and feeling like a total loser. How is it that these women have beautiful families and homes and still have time to make all those dang crafts? And, to top it off, they all seem skinny too. I'll just tell you the truth-I'm jealous. I want to be cool and crafty. I want to create something that I can give to people that will be a keepsake forever. I want to make my daughter clothes and toys. I want to wear jewelry that when people say, "Oh wow, where did you get that?" I can say with a smug smile " Oh this? I made it." Instead I am just...me. Just boring me. Me, who found a few gray hairs this week. So, not only am I not crafty, but I am old. I am running out of time to be crafty. And honestly, I am not sure that I would be any good at being crafty if I did have time/make time. I tried sewing some burp clothes once. Wow. The stitch looked like Lombard Street. My sister in law (who could have one of those crafty websites) had to finish for me. I have always told myself that if I only had time to work on that kind of stuff, I too could be a craftster. But, when I found those gray hairs, the reality of life set in. I am already who I am going to be. I am not going to be crafty, or skinny for that matter. So, what do I do now? I guess I'll just order some stuff from etsy and pop another cookie. Is 28 too early to be having a mid life crisis?

5 comments:

Jenn=) said...

I have a ton of cards that you MADE me and I will keep them forever.

Mommy said...

Um...I seem to recall getting a Fall card that YOU MADE!!! That was really crafty, and I was quite JEALOUS that you could do that and found the time to do so. You're loving, caring, creative, and beautiful. Oh...and I've had gray hair since I was 22. :)

Robin said...

Funny... I also remember you constructing a "Delta Chi Rho" lunch box for our Homecoming float. And oodles of beautiful cards that you had made. And I quote journal sitting on my bookshelf. So, yep! Consider yourself a crafty, cute, funny mom with a gorgeous house and beautiful kid.

Robin said...

Funny... I also remember you constructing a "Delta Chi Rho" lunch box for our Homecoming float. And oodles of beautiful cards that you had made. And I quote journal sitting on my bookshelf. So, yep! Consider yourself a crafty, cute, funny mom with a gorgeous house and beautiful kid.

Misty said...

Yes you are a crafty card maker. And also the crafter of encouraging words, of young minds, of enthusiasm, and spontaneous dance parties. You can also craft an amazing package to send your love via mail.

I appreciate the humor here and can relate. Still, I hate to see such silly distractions keeping you from remembering what is really important.

Hug that baby that gave you those gray hairs, kiss that husband that taught you to love ice cream so much, and leave the crafty mommy bloggers to do thier stuff. You have your own gifts to keep you busy.