Monday, August 20, 2007
I spent the weekend running hither and yon, time racing by so fast I can't believe it is Monday again. Smarty Pants got an extra dose of me, since we rode twice to different places. Once to Instigator's for a Playfriend get-together. The second time to a stamping party at my sister's house.
For those of you who aren't familiar, rubber stamping is used in card making and scrapbooking, among other things. I don't do it often, because I like to do my pages quick, but it is fun on occasion.
I've always been a crafter, and have been known to give crafted gifts on occasion. There's just something about creating a pretty memory that appeals me. And since my kids are young, creating something that actually lasts is nice too. And scrapbooking can be quick and easy, unlike writing. No pressure. I'm not being judged or trying to sell it. It just is. It's another side of creativity, but one for which I have no goals or finish lines.
I read once that Nora Roberts went from craft to craft to craft, until she started writing. She considered that a sign of someone searching for that thing that they really needed to express themselves. I did the same, and scrapbooking is the only one I stick with consistently now.
But I'm already making out lists for Christmas gifts I need to craft this year. What about you? What's your hobby? If you're crafty, like me, what do you find so appealing about it?