Crafting fails and a revelation!

I have a confession: I am not a crafty person. I love art. I love the idea of being able to think up pictures and projects in my head and then spill paint and sew seams until my visions become reality. I have tried art lessons, sewing lessons, and YouTube. Nothing works. I just don’t have the patience or delicacy for art. 
However, once in a while the urge strikes. Do you know about the urge? Your mind is dancing so hard that your hands begin to quiver. You have to MAKE something! 
Usually I combat it by mashing together fabric into some sort of messy headband (that I promptly throw away). Sometimes I tell myself that I am going to knit a baby hat. I knit away and it ends up (every time) being another long stretch of holes that I untie and roll back into a ball. But at least I tell myself that it will be a baby hat. 
Once in junior high the urge struck and I decided to make a box for my travel things. I called it The London Fund. Basically, it was a shoe box with fabric and lace and stickers. But it became to me a treasure box where I held all my important documents, travel dreams, frequent flier and other info, and my collection of foreign coins. For years I stuck at least half of every babysitting check I recieved into the box and then tried to forget about it.

Today I made the journey into the depths of darkness under my bed and pulled out the box to get my passport. It hit me again. I really truly am actually factually going to Europe. This is absolutely unbelievable and yet my ticket says I am leaving in two weeks. 

Author: Susanna

I'm Susanna, a 20-year-old Christian girl incorrigibly addicted spontaneous adventures. My first dream was to become a pioneer. Unfortunately, I was born a couple centuries late, so I've decided to read, cook, run, and travel the world until my time machine is finished. You'll mostly likely find me getting into trouble and/or eating licorice. I am currently blogging the misadventures of a middle-school teacher in training. Come join me on my quest to become the next Ms. Frizzle!

9 thoughts on “Crafting fails and a revelation!”

  1. 2 weeks? Goodness, that's so soon! I'm so excited to hear about it! Have you got all the planning sorted?

    I like how your list says “a cute hat for Paris”. 🙂


  2. Thanks! I really can't believe it. All the details are coming together quite nicely. I am a bit of an overplanner, but I am trying to leave *some* room for spontaneous adventures and mistakes (a safe amount of course).


  3. I love crafts even though my crafting is very sparse when school is in full swing. I love knitting and needle felting, but sewing is my favorite thing to do, and I love sewing my own clothes. Even if your crafts might not be perfect, they really do hold a lot of memories, and I think that's what's important. TWO WEEKS?!? I can't wait to hear all about your trip when you come back.


  4. Yeah…I tried sewing and knitting, too…I'm reallly bad at both. At least we try, right?! That box is so adorable! I love it. And that list is perfect! =)

    2 weeks?!?! AHH!! So excited to hear all about it!!!!!


  5. TWO WEEKS?!! Woooooah! So exciting! XD I love artsy things and I do a mean origami crane, but I suck at trying new things. I get stuck doing the same things over and over because it works and I'm a perfectionist. xD


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