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. 
PRAISE THE LORD! 

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”. 🙂

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  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).

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  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.

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  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!!!!!

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  5. TWO WEEKS?!! Woooooah! So exciting! 😄 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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