I think the stereotypy of a person who likes crafts is something like this: Woman, has kids, stay at home Mom, probably 40+ unless she had kids when she was young, enjoys reading Anne of Green Gables with some herbal tea, and probably owns a quilted purse, jacket, vest, and maybe even pants that they wear regularly. I'm also not saying that I think that is a bad thing, my Mom, who fits many of those things, is my crafting inspiration. I'm just saying its a stereotype.
I am: a Woman, and own a quilted purse. That's it! I don't even really like babies, I am hoping to have a thriving career I am in my early 20's. I really don't like reading, especially fiction. I drink black tea 98% of the time, and I think quilts are amazing...for beds and couches.
|Who knows, maybe I will own something like this when I am 70. Not for now.|
As Far as crafting goes I do it for a variety of reasons:
1-I see something I like and am not willing to spend the money that it costs so I make it myself
2-I have an idea of something I want, and its way cooler when you make it your self
3-I enjoy it. Its a hobby-thats probably the main reason
I started crafting when I was a kid, as I would suspect most kids do. I painted Easter eggs, made Christmas tree decorations, colored pictures, and the whole lot. I hope skills have increased since then :S.
|Some classic craft time|
|I some how knew that painting outside on an easel increases skills|
|Clearly I was very skilled with stickers|
|I remember being embarrassed by this painting because|
I was the only person who made a nose the way I did.
Im not an expert at any craft because I usually do something once, learn as I go, and then never try again to improve and learn from my mistakes.
Other than crafting I have a normal life. I have a business degree and work as an office manager. I Enjoy sports, but generally am not good at them. I know and love Jesus, and crafting is one of my ways that I worship him. I love the beach and the ocean, I love to volunteer and lean about cultures. One of my biggest dreams and aspirations in life is to make a difference in reducing poverty.