Blogs are supposed to have subjects. I’m not dedicated to any one subject enough to blog about it, so consider this a creative outlet, not a blog that belongs to a community, or that will try to make money.

This is a place to be a nerd. To be an anti-social twenty-something. To be an unfortunately young, though married, crazy cat lady.

5/4/14 I don’t pretend to be the craftiest, most creative person in the world. That’s part of the purpose of the blog. It’s writing beyond the required daily e-mails. It’s sharing things, even when they can be improved. I want to develop my creativity, though I don’t think crafts will ever be my specialty.

Here’s an example: When my husband and I were planning our wedding, I got it in my head that I wanted a paper bouquet. I wasn’t into flowers overall, and I’d seen some gorgeous paper alternatives on Etsy. It seemed reasonable enough that I should make my own. It would save money, and be more personalized. In the end, I probably spent as much on supplies (in part from all my failed attempts) as it would have cost to custom order one, but I was pretty happy with the result:

My bouquet, complete with cut-out pages from an old (and extra) Harry Potter book
My bouquet, complete with cut-out pages from an old (and extra) Harry Potter book

Meanwhile, my mother and his mother (mostly his mother), put together this incredible arch for us:

Our wedding arch, made by our mothers
Our wedding arch, made by our mothers

It took me a few months of starting, getting angry, and starting over again before I settled on two simple flower patterns to make a bouquet. These women made these intricate flowers in a couple of weeks. It was incredible. I wish I enjoyed doing the crafts this much. So while becoming Miss-Crafty-Twenty-Something isn’t the goal, I do want to push myself to try more. More crafts. More writing. More absurd house-wifey-baking adventures. I love my bouquet, angry as it made me. So wish me luck.

 

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