I am a Martha Stewart wanna be. That is surprising to most. I do not come across as someone who enjoys sitting on my Eames Miller chair with a piece of cloth and some DMC floss watching it turn into a land scape. So when I mention that I have started a new hobby such as beading people tend too look at me as if have sprouted two heads complete with horns. “Really? You like to craft?” Its one of my many layers that if people take the time to peel back the discovery isn’t that shocking.
What is shocking however is the number of incomplete projects that I have and my ability to aquire more. I always start off with the best of intentions, and every now and again I finish but more often than not the project ends up in a bag in a closet. Alex, Sara, and Timothy all have first year scrap books. Alex’s was finished within days of his celbration. Sara’s within weeks, and Timothy’s well lets just say he hadn’t turned 2 by the time I turned it over to his mother. Tyler on the other hand, well his is somewhere in a bag waiting for inspiration to come over me, and with todays purchase it might!
You see, I won an Eb@y auction with only minutes left. Not just any auction either. No, this auction was for a brand new in the box Cricut with George cartridge! Retail value at the craft store we were at this morning $249. My price WITH shipping $132.50. I saved over $100! I am jazzed, and having buyers remorse at the same time. It is an amazing gadget. I can now make specialty scrap book pages with ease. No longer will I be forced to use pre fabricated stickers, and cut outs in an attempt to make adorable pages that never come out quite like those by the “professionals” Yet, I wonder in reality how many times I will use it. After all the cartridges that would allow me to make Christmas pages for example range retail from $39.99 to over $100 each.
So my new goal is to branch out and learn how to make cards too. I got some wonderful home made ones over Christmas and adored them all. I figure with birthdays, anniversaries, friends having babies that with a little more investment of time and money that I can have some fun making them myself. If not, it will end up in the same ranks as my sewing machine that I had to have last Christmas…in its box at the bottom of Jacob’s office closet under a bag of fabric that I also “had to have”
Anyone wanna place bets on how long before I tell you I gave this hobby up too?