Waste Not Want Not

For some of you, being all craft like and cutesy is probably second nature. For me, it takes work, and lots of it. Which explains exactly why, six years after starting a blanket, it's still sitting all nice and folded, waiting to be finished. It's not because I'm too lazy to finish it, it just intimidates me, so I find other projects to do. Ones more up my alley of easy street. I feel safe and comfortable there. Add intersections, round-a-bouts, and merging and it just becomes complicated. Ok, bad analogy, but you get the point. But that's another post for another day. Because, yes, it's still not done, and it's still folded up all nice and pretty like. Six.years.later.

I laugh at myself that now of all times in my life, when I'm far from home, do I get into being all craft like and cutesy. But hey, what else am I supposed to do, other than entertain myself, while the husband studies? Why didn't I care about these things a little bit more when I lived at home though, and I was surrounded by crafts all over the place? I lived with Queen-B (gg anyone?) craft maker. The best of the best. But little does my dear mother know, that after all those times she asked me to join her on whatever project she was working on, and I declined, I was secretly observing her and taking notes. Oh, and the fact that bloggers do tutorials really help's, too.

On Friday I was sitting at work, browsing through blogs, when I came upon this little tutorial, and I thought to myself, 'Perfect, that's my next project!'  When something looks easy, I go for it. Then if I fail, I know I'm just not cut out for these kind of things. And if I succeed, I feel pretty darn proud of myself. Sad, but true.

The latest project of mine left me feeling proud. Proud enough that I thought I'd share what it is that's been occupying my time while husband studies up a storm. You know what's funny about all of this? Just last night I said to the mister, "I wish I could stay home everyday and do crafts." Who am I?


Necklace, headband, and earrings. 
Sure, they're totally trendy, but they were fun to make out of my old curtains anyway. John asked me if I was going to wear them all at the same time. Don't you worry, I'm not that matchy matchy. Please!


AJ Candrian said...

Way to be crafty! Sometimes I secretly wish I was that way... but... I don't think I have the patience for such things. Cute stuff though! I'm impressed

Cynthia Lovell said...

Glad you're back online!!! Very Cute!!! Glad you're finding use for your curtains. Good Job!

The Richmans said...

Way to go! Very stylish. I don't have nearly the patience or motivation you have.

Kristin said...

Love Love LOVE!!!!

Jessie DiRocco said...

These are sooooo cute!

Joy said...

Good job Amy! You look adorable in your new stylin craft project. I'm proud of you.