Confessions of a serial crafter today! I just like to make things and I just like to try new things! Nothing wrong with that, unless you are wanting to weed out the many things in the house that make it full and harder to live a minimalish lifestyle! Maybe that could be my new thing for YouTube -- Mininmalish Mania!
But, back to the crafting collective! I'm trying to think of my personal history of crafting. Here's what comes to mind: sewing, knitting, a wee bit of crochet, embroidery, crewel embroidery, soapmaking, candlemaking, papermaking, cake decorating, photography, beads for all sorts of stuff, making doll clothes, fabric painting (remember those puffy paints?!), block printing and then there's the supplies for drawing/painting that I've been picking up here and there but haven't really done anything with yet!
There's an untested craft that hasn't made the list. I know, strange! It's called Diamond Painting, at least I think that's right. I heard about it at a retreat 3 or 4 years ago from someone working on it. I really didn't get the allure at the time.
Fast forward to January 2021. I'm getting some thread or something from a JoAnn store. On the way down the aisle, I see a display for Diamond Dotz Painting kits. Out of curiousity, I took a look so I could see what something like that cost to do. I don't know, maybe I was hoping it would be real crystals and way too spendy to even dabble in. I could see that it really wouldn't break the bank to try it, but all of the pictures ringing any bells for me, except for way down on the bottom, I spied a box of greeting cards that could be blinged up with Diamond Dotz. Among those cards, there was exactly one that really spoke to me and that's what you see below.
Very reasonable in size and price, but I still had to buy a little "tool kit" to make it happen. Those manufacturers must know that the words "Tool Kit" will get me every time. Makes it sound fun and nifty! Even that wasn't a big expense, so up to the checkout line I went. Found out that the directions included were minimal at best, but YouTube to the rescue! I got a quick tutorial and gave it a try. Somehow, I strangely like it! I've only worked on it for short stretches, a little at a time. I wanted to find more of these or similar cards, and I have ripped up and down the World Wide Web, but nary a one. And really, most designs are pretty much bigger and not as appealing to me. So for now, I think I'm safe from the world of Diamond Dotz! Not going to add another craft to the list! These little Dotz are far from being Diamonds, but they do have a little sparkle.
I try to make things a little homey in our trailer, and one way to do that is to get some plants. But carrying plants all around, preventing them from tipping over or being crushed, getting enough light, is maybe more work than I want to do. I must be getting really lazy if that sounds like work! I considered getting some fake succulents, because they can look pretty darn real. We loved all the different succulents and cacti that we lived among for 2 months in Arizona. So I found 2 little plants, not fake, not too big, and not delicate. Now they ride along with us as a living memento of our winter! I hope they like their move to MN!
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Hi! I'm Pam! Join me on this journey through the next steps of life!