Monday, December 13, 2010

Are you a messy crafter?

Happy Monday morning everyone!
I hope that you all had a fabulously crafty weekend filled with holiday goodness.

So I was roaming around of the TwoPeas forums this morning;
its a to be taken with coffee daily kind of thing for me of course.
And one of the posts I came across sparked my interest and seemed perfect for todays post.

Are you a neat crafter or a messy one?!

The answer is
I am an insanely messy crafter... When I am working on a project its like I go mad and don't see the messes I'm making for myself. I pull whatever I need out of where ever it came from and sometimes close the drawers or cabinets.
I have this pile of stuff that grows and grows to the left of me on my rather large work space... and it doesn't end there, the mess usually transfers on over to me! I will have stickles under my nails, photo square backings clinging to my apron (thank god for my apron otherwise Whoooo doggy!)

Acrylic paints up one forearm and stamped images up the other, adhesive all over my hands and of course various sticky bits and doodads stuck to the bottoms of my feet for good measure...

But then right as I am about to implode upon seeing the mess I have to clean up before I can begin the next day on some new excursion, I tilt my coffee towards my room touched by a mini tornado in salute and down the sucker in one gulp... time to get to work!
Isn't being messy half of the fun, and creative process?!
 I almost wouldn't have it any other way... almost, I mean if someone were to offer me a family of magical craft room cleaning elves I wouldn't turn them down...lets not get crazy here...


But yes... I am indeed a messy crafter, and I wouldn't have it any other way :)
How about you, messy or clean... time to spill the beans!


  1. I think I'm a neat crafter but only out of necessity. I scrap at the dining room table and have to tidy up after myself in order for us to have some place to eat. ;)

  2. i am both--while a project is going on I am messy--once the project is done--i like things neat as a pin

  3. I am 100% messy. I have to bring in extra TV tables to store my piles on. I enjoy creating with other crafters but they take up my space, lol.
    Oh ya and your apron looks pretty clean to me, lol. It is really pretty, love the colour.

  4. Definitely messy! I try to be nice and neat, but always end up w/ piles and piles of things. I have a small space so I at least try and clean up between projects otherwise there is just no room to do another project...

    ~ Jess