I make stuff.

counter (2)If I were more technologically savvy, there would be numerical counters on this page that showed how many projects I am working on simultaneously, how many I have finished, how many are “resting,” and how many are waiting in the wings or are on my wish list.  The numbers would be astounding, but I refuse to be ashamed.

I’m going to use up all my craft supplies before I buy anything else. — No crafter ever

The rest of my life (i.e., work life) is so limited in its creativity–ooh, another PowerPoint slide, goody!–that having outlets in other areas is such a relief and utterly necessary to my well-being.

I dream of a home with a dedicated craft room.  Better yet, a finished basement or attic that takes up the entire floorplan of my future house.  Besides more and better storage, more and bigger tables, my “some day” list also includes a long-arm sewing machine for quilting and a loom for weaving.  Maybe I’ll even learn how to spin my own yarn.

Don’t even get me started on my dream kitchen.  I’ve been living in big city apartments for my entire adult life, so I’ve been conditioned to these awful galley kitchens.   Oh for counter space.  More than one oven.  A walk-in pantry.  A bigger freezer.  Windows.

 

I dabble in a variety of crafty areas, but textiles are my main focus: most recently sewing, but knitting the longest.  Food-wise, I do a lot of baking, and dabble in canning/preserving.  Photography is really whatever strikes my fancy.  Usually food, or when I’m traveling.