This week on Romance Writers Weekly, Dani Jace asks:
Tis the season for craft fairs. Do you do any crafting, if so what? If not, what’s the favorite thing that you’ve purchased at a craft fair or just a fair.
Those who know me best will be giggling at this week’s topic. A crafter I am not. I have made a few things over the years, but if they’d had Pinterest Fails twenty years ago, I would have been a top contributor.
I’m capable of using a hot glue gun, and can stitch a reasonable straight seam on a sewing machine (I'm good at curtains). But I did not inherit the crafting gene from my mom.
Mom is the reason I love craft fairs. We wander the stalls, and while I gaze in awe at the amazing things people make with such seeming ease, my mom looks at them and goes, “I can do that.” It’s become a bit of a tradition. We go to craft fairs and I pick out what I like – and then my mom goes home and makes it for me as a Christmas gift.
Both my daughters are crafty, although in different ways. Eldest Daughter makes jams and pickles and refashions clothes she buys at thrift stores. Middle Child refinishes old furniture into something new and modern. She also creates lovely wooden signs and wall displays – you know, the ones that cost an arm and a leg in a home décor store.
The upside, of course, is I get all the benefits of homemade crafting, without having to do the work myself! To be honest, it really is a win-win.
That being said, I saw this Flannel Shirt Wreath project recently, and I’m considering giving it a go. It doesn’t require much more than a glue gun, so I think I might be able to handle it. And doesn’t it look perfect for a winter decoration?
How about you? Are you a crafty person? I’d love to see pics of your work – just drop them in the comments! Then hop on over to Leslie Hachtel as she’s your next stop in our blog this week.