The thing I like about making things, or crafting as people call it, is that you can have a go at anything, and if you get bored, try something else. I like projects that don't drag on for weeks as my attention span is very low, and I don't want to wait ages to see the finished article. I also like to make one off's, so if someone says, I like that, can you make me one, I am not keen because working on a production line is not my idea of fun.
I also don't like working to a set pattern as that stifles my creativity, I'd much rather make it up as I go along, and make my own pattern. To me crafting is about ideas, mixing and matching colours, trying things out to see what works, and using different materials together in the same project. I like the idea of stitching aluminium and plastic on to fabric, or joining plastics and cardboard together with crochet, or finding new materials to knit with.
I am looking at rubbish in a different light, becoming excited when I find a colourful drinks can or plastic bottle. Oh my goodness, is there no hope for me, am I destined for a life picking things up out of the gutter?
I went to the Scrapstore today, and had a long chat with Lorraine, she thinks the same way as I do, that we should be thinking of recycling more, rather than dumping everything. They recently hired a van and went to the Halifax Scrapstore and brought back lots of new materials. They managed to get literally thousands of 6inch zips in many colours, which has set my mind thinking about what could be made with them. I came away with some colourful vinyl offcuts, something else for me to play with. Stitching may be the solution, but not sure what the finished article will be yet. Now let me think..........
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