I love this thread! I think, for the most part, us crafters can all relate to the somehow. apparently we all belong to a shared sorority (fraternity) for all who colored outside of the lines.... age non-discriminate!
I'm now approaching *gasp* 30 (once you are here, you realize 30 isn't old at all) but I look younger. I still get the "odd eye" when fabric/craft supply shopping... but I have to admit though when that cashier got snarky with me (yes I too had something similar happen, however not so blatantly inappropriate) about my purchases and then complimented me on the dress I was wearing *That I MADE* I had a good go at making it WELL known to her the dress that *yes, I MADE* (she just complimented) was infact made from the very same items that just ran across her scanner...... total BURN! I guess that'll teach her to be judgemental, hmph.... and I then handed her a business card (snarky me).
I find that, apparently, I don't fit the "crafter look" whatever in the heck stereotype that is exactly. Like all sew-ers are supposed to look have a certain cookie cutter "image", I can ONLY imagine
what it might be. They should've made a "Gett'n Crafty Barbie" instead of "Pool Party Barbie"... get my drift ... then MAYBE folks would be more open minded... Boo to them!
I have to admit though, I kind of get an kick when the fabric cutters ask the "SO
, what are YOU
going to make?" yeah you know the TONE and exactly what they mean... I just look em straight in the face and tell them I sew "Couture" dresses and clothing. I love the baffled look that creeps across their little faces, I can almost her their little wheels grinding to a halt, "Couture? WTH is Couture?
"... BURN, again! Of course merely I aspire to sew fantastic Couture, however what do they know, and I am QUITE proud of my recently perfected felled seams finishing... Hey, she wanted to know and had to ask and now most of them know me by name because now they want to know/see my latest creations.... fan club? *shrugs shoulders*
I feel for ya, and everyone else, who has had to go through crap for being creative/gifted/talented when it comes to gett'n crafty, but I suspect the folks who do this either ...
a.) wish they had Crazy cool creative crafting skillz: everyone has a gift/talent for something even if it is just fooseball
b.) are sincerely, and truly, ignorant of the coolness (and cool pride) involved in creating your own things
c.) born hater : see option a
So do we have a secret handshake, since we are all in the same club??