Alright . . . here's the deal . . . this week I've seen this:
And every time I see amazing creations like these, I think to myself:
I want to make something like that.
What cool photo wall collage can I come up with?
I need to do some decor crafts.
Here's the deal . . . I won't and I can't.
As we established last Friday, I confess that I do not have an eye for pretty when it comes to decorating.
I've tried . . . I've tried very hard to take my quirky, eclectic style and showcase it in a room, but it usually turns out hideous and clown-like. (I really don't want to raise my children in a circus-like atmosphere because personally I think clowns are kind of freaky . . . not funny!)
I read some great bloggers who have some amazingly decorated homes, and the only way I will ever get a home to look like that is if Stephanie Lynn herself comes and lives with me . . . hmm . . . now that's I good idea. I wonder if she would do that . . . maybe if I asked really nice and said "pretty please."
So I confess that my creating and crafting skills are pretty much limited to stuff for my kids. I can't think of cool things like world map balls, painted family trees and recycled sunburst mirrors. I want to . . . I totally envy those that can, but it's not going to happen. I don't know what colors look good together or what furniture to put where. In fact . . . wait for it . . . I still have pictures leaning up against the wall where I THINK I MIGHT hang them some day . . . and we've lived in our house for SEVEN years. Now, that's embarrassing!
The sooner I learn to accept that and embrace the fact that I'm a one-trick pony when it comes to the crafting world, the better off I'll be.
So . . . I'm over it (I'm not really) . . . I give up (I don't really) . . . I'm sticking with kids' stuff (I probably won't).
How about you . . . what's your crafting niche? Kid's stuff? Decor? Sewing?Quilting? Scrapbooking? Do you find yourself looking at the crafting skills of others and wishing you had those skills?
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