Craftster means FUN! OMG you people are a RIOT! I've never had such a blast as I do looking at and reading about all these crafty adventures. You've unlocked (even more of) the weird in me! It's gushing out in the form of MONSTERS of all shapes and sizes, LOL!
Even more than that though, Craftster means LEARNING. New things and learning about myself too. Craftster's taught me that it's ok to make all the things I dream up, I can give them away or even sell them, yay! I've learned that it's perfectly reasonable to have a big chunk of my living space full of supplies and tools of the trade (lots of people do that, it's not just me!), it's not unreasonable to rescue and take home any and everything I might find useful "one of these days". And that the downed tree in the yard is a Perfect spot for a photo shoot!
Here's where I got the idea that there's absolutely nothing wrong with taking 30 stuffies outside on the lawn for a little camera lovin' despite how loonie it looks to the neighbours
. That I'm a better photographer than I thought I was and also, and possibly most importantly, that if I get eaten alive during said photo shoot, well, there's bound to be a recipe for homemade bug bite lotion on here somewhere
And I've learned that while I may not necessarily be able to make my entire living selling my work, I CAN offer my art for sale. It's good enough, it's cute enough, and gosh darn it, people Like it!
Oh, and I also learned here how to felt up the old wool sweaters I use for these guys as well as how to make the homemade natural laundry soap that I wash them with
There's a prevailing spirit of enjoyment and positivity on this site that you can't help but be uplifted by
. And I know I'm not alone in feeling confident and safe sharing my crafty adventures and, oops, mishaps here
. Because this is a community full of the kindest, most supportive, encouraging people anywhere. And it's helped me grow into a more supportive, kinder and encouraging person myself. The folks here are unfailingly giving of themselves, their time, their patterns, tutorials, advice, and even the beautiful things they've made. Craftster is all about spreading the love <3. Thank you for everything.