I’ve Been Meaning To…. {Crafters Edition}

(Plus some really crappy pictures)

I’m really good at coming up with crafty projects.  I’m even really good at sourcing all the materials needed to complete said crafty projects.  However, once it actually comes time to execute the crafting?  Yeah, I’ll be in the other room watching America’s Got Talent.

For example…

I’ve been meaning to latch hook this rug for Allison’s room.  No, I’m not 100 years old.  I understand latch hooking is a fairly antiquated art.  But I had this great idea for a modern pattern in colors that matched her room perfectly – 16 months ago.  It was going to bring latch hooking back.  But this is how far I’ve gotten.  I’m a little pissed that I even started because last weekend we found a good rug at Menards and now I can’t return all the latch hooking crap.  Sigh.

Then there was this other yarn project that I snagged at Goodwill before Allison was born.  I spent the 2 weeks I was in the hospital after my bowel resection trying to teach myself how to knit.  Challenging in and of itself.  Doped up on morphine?  I had the attention span of a squirrel.  But I keep it around because *maybe* *someday* I will try again.  Plus knowing my track record for craft projects, my cousin actually told me if I finished it, she would eat it.  I’d do it just to see that.

Speaking of things I’ve been meaning to do for my child…  Here you will see all the supplies to create a scrapbook of her first year.  Let me remind you that she turned 2 in March.  I even printed out all the pictures.*  All I have to do is arrange them in a pleasing way.  Which apparently scares me.  But maybe if I wait long enough, she can do it for me.

That’s what my parents did.  I’ve been meaning to go through all these old pictures of my parent’s and organize them so that someday my kids could look at them and know who all these old Italians are.  I even bought my mom a scrapbook for Mother’s Day with the intention of creating a beautiful book for her to reminisce over.  Perhaps I’ll get around to it before it’s time to put her in The Home.  Then all the nurses will think I’m such an amazing daughter. *Score*

*Please disregard the nakey picture of my daughter on top.  I was exhausted and delusional and paid absolutely no attention to the staging of these photographs.  That would also be why my carpet looks really strange.  I totally do not have tie-dyed carpet.

What have you been meaning to do?

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9 Responses to I’ve Been Meaning To…. {Crafters Edition}

  1. Emily says:

    haha! I feel your pain! I knit, and do it well, but get bored easily. I start something, then get tired of the color. So, I leave it on those needles, then start something else, which I inevitably get bored with also. I call it my knitting graveyard! Found you through the blog hop…now following!

  2. JDaniel4's Mom says:

    I wish I were crafty. I used to buy supplies and have trouble figuring out how to do them.

  3. I’m just like this too. My craft boxes are under the bed gathering dust. I miss them.

  4. The Lazy Mom says:

    Hilarious! Love your list! I’m the same way… get a craft idea, get all the supplies, NEVER START IT.

    Thanks for linking up!
    The Lazy Mom

  5. Sarah says:

    Your post had me cracking up!

  6. I have tons of crafty crap stored all over the house. I buy it, get started, and then completely lose interest. We need a Crafters Anonymous, or Craft counseling or something!

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