Just as the title states… I suffer from Crafting ADD… or CADD I guess you could say. I’m sure I’m not the only one who suffers with this ailment. I’ve never really had a crafting ‘niche’ per say.
I went through a jewelry making phase, so of course I bought TONS of jewelry making supplies. I still enjoy making jewelry, but I made so much of it that I kind of got burned out on it.
Then came knitting.. I was a scarf knitting fool for a couple of months. I bought knitting needles.. yarn out the wazoo.. etc. I knitted until my fingers got charley horses.
*Funny story… the whole reason I tried knitting was because I was marathon watching Dawson’s Creek on Netflix and noticed Jen knitting a scarf. It was winter and I thought, “Hey, I could use a scarf.”
ADD alert.. “Squirrel!”
I knitted and knitted. My son got a scarf, I got a scarf.. I almost got a second scarf, but I think I got a 3rd of the way through and well… lets just say I think the needles are still stuck in the ball of yarn with my unfinished scarf. CADD had struck again…
I made a wreath (pictured above) and I wasn’t happy with it. It needs something I’m just not sure what… I think the ‘C’ is too small… so the wreath is no longer on the door until I can figure out how to tweak it into something acceptable. (Oh, and our door is now turquoise… I have a bit of a turquoise fetish… so now the ribbon on the wreath may need to be a different color… hence my dilemma.)
A couple of years ago I decided to try cookie and cupcake decorating.. I did have a Kitchenaid mixer and all.. it was time to put that baby to good use. I went out that night and bought the Wilton decorating tips.. not the little set, but the big $40 one. Of course, if you are going to do it.. you can’t just dip your toe in the water.. you gotta jump in with both feet, right? Plus, I had a coupon so it was perfectly justifiable. 😉
Now, I’m back to knitting. All crafting comes full circle at some point. I go from one thing to the other.. I’m a bit of a crafting gypsy that way. Any who, everyone is getting scarves. I may even attempt a slouchy beanie or two… since I’m tired of shelling out $20 a pop on Etsy to supply my nephew and son’s slouchy beanie needs. I figure March, going into springtime is the perfect time to knit scarves and beanies. *snort* Don’t judge me. Maybe I’ll complete them all in time for winter. 😉 Of course, none of the yarn I have will do. I have to get new yarn because my tastes have changed. Tastes are funny that way.. they do that a lot… or mine do anyway. But that’s a whole other blog post..
I think most… if not all creative people experience CADD from time to time.. but my husband might argue that I go through it a little more than most.
What is a CADD person’s dreamland? Pinterest… and of course Hobby Lobby! Aaaand, I used to have to drive a good 40 miles to get to the closest Hobby Lobby, so I didn’t really go as often as I would like. But… one just opened less than 5 miles from my house. So, here’s to all my fellow CADD peeps. CADD-ers UNITE! Craft on!
I wonder if Hobby Lobby offer a rewards credit card? Hehe 😉