Hello everyone. Leanne again here and I have something to share with you all…I am a self-confessed Craft-a-holic. I am addicted to paper and dies and it’s taking over my life!
Surely I’m not the only one? At least I hope I’m not! Hopefully some of you can relate to this.
This month I have been particularly bad…I have spent a lot…I mean a real lot (I hope my husband does not read this). Personally, I blame Jodie Johnson…she has a lot to answer for!
This month it started when I bought an MDF scrapbook kit from Hochanda, which I haven’t even opened yet. I did have plans for it until I watched wine time with Jodie (I’m a crafty dafty) and the unveiling of the memory book dies. Well I can’t tell you how excited this made me. I set a reminder on my phone for 10am on the Friday when I knew they were being launched as I had a gut feeling they would fly and boy was I right. So while at work I had to sneak away, whilst holding my phone out of a window to get a reception, I placed my order before the end of the first show. I was so pleased for Jodie that they had been a success but was gutted I didn’t get to see all the demos she had planned. I have never re watched a show on rewind as often as I have for that launch show (forgot to set my sky box to record!).
My next delivery was of some stamps and stencils by Woodware that I had forgotten I had pre-ordered. Discretely I put them in one of my craft drawers, thinking my husband wouldn’t notice they’d been delivered.
Then, whilst watching Jodie on Hochanda yesterday didn’t I discover that the kaleidoscope boxes were on 3 easy pays…well it would be rude not to…my finger slipped and boom they were ordered. I’m now hoping my husband isn’t in when they are delivered! I think I need a sign for the door saying ‘don’t deliver the husband is at home’.
Today I’ve been shopping at the Metro Centre with my husband. ‘I just want to have a look in The Works for some card’ I say. I was looking for some basic card for the memory books. ‘Unless you want to go to the Range?’ he said. Now this is where I shocked myself with my response…’No I’ll just look in The Works’…30 seconds later…’Let’s go to the Range, they haven’t got what I want in here’…that’s more like me!
Now imagine my surprise when I couldn’t get what I wanted there either. However not to be defeated, I left with 2 new Tonic dies which I need to use for the memory books!
I don’t have a craft room and craft at my dining room table, therefore storage of my stash is a problem. There is not a cupboard in this house that does not contain craft stuff. I have even taken over the 2 sets of large drawers we had in the dining room. Originally, I had 1 set of 3 for my stash. I have now taken over 5 of the 6 drawers and I’m finding myself throwing things away to make way for craft storage. I have got the top shelf in the coat cupboard where I keep all my mixed media stuff, a shelf in the larder cupboard in the kitchen and top shelf of the cupboard in the hall. Even the airing cupboard stores the remains of my previous life as a cross stitcher.
Another issue with being a craftaholic is shopping. Any kind of shopping. There are some shops which are particularly dangerous to enter; B&M & any shop with ‘pound’ in the title. You see you think you’re getting a bargain, which of course you are, but because you’ve overfilled your basket with inexpensive goodies all those £’s add up and you still find yourself spending £30. Also, I no longer see things the way they were designed to be used. Even pot pourri ends up as embellishments on my cards. Then there’s packaging…don’t get me started on packaging…
I really hope some of you can relate to this and that I am not alone?
Thanks for taking the time to read and join me next month for more exploits in my life as a craftaholic!