Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Word of the day: Craft envy

My friend Dawn should be credited with originating the term "craft envy". While crafting with others, invariably the feeling of "damn, I wish I had thought of that" occurs, thus craft envy.

Reading other's blogs is interesting and sometimes I think "that's cool but not my bag" or "why the hell would someone spend 7 hours making that crap?" or "way cool, I am so gonna copy that" but the blog entries that chap my ever lovin' ass are the very same ones that cause craft envy. Ideas or creations that are in my mind but time hasn't allowed me to create OR just the germ of the idea that someone beat me to OR made something even better than I could have imagined.
So, the source of craft envy is use of twine (which I blogged about in November) by the ever talented and creative Cathe Holden.
Don't wanna post her pix without permission but click HERE for her fabulous and much coveted images featuring TWINE and retro images, dammit to hell.
And, I love retro. If I didn't love Cathe Holden's style and blog, I might just pout but instead I'll direct you to her site so you can see her fabulous creations.

My Retro image embroidered on tea towel,

. . . thinking she needs a twine rope now . . .


Cathe Holden said...

You CRACK ME UP!! I get that same feeling when the Martha Steward craft of the day comes up in my email now and then.(Not always, there's been some real zingers...)

Thanks for directing your readers over, and for the great giggle today. You made me feel pretty cool and "all that."

Skitzo Leezra said...

Glad you checked it out, Cathe!