Are you ashamed?
@RawrRawr: That's exactly how I felt in Argentina! I could make it three times better for half the price, AND get it in the colors I wanted (which I could NEVER find anywhere there! They're all about turquoise, purple nd yellow: my three worst colors!
Then they started jacking up the prices of all the supplies, and I got tired of buying a pack of beads that were so cheap that only half were usable, so I said forget it and moved to Egypt. XP
Dude! FYI: Anyone who visits Alexandria should get someone trustworthy to take you into the Manshiyya (spelling?) shopping "maze"! It is SOOOOO awesome! Crowded and claustrophobic, but SO many pretty sparkly intriguing things to look at!
Should we ever be ashamed of something that gives us pleasure and doesn't harm anyone else?
People have always made things and I think we always will for pleasure or necessity.
It's hard for me to tell people I craft full time but I hope that it's something I continue to be able to do
I was never ashamed of crafting, the idea actually seems preposterous to me. In high school I was very open about my crafts and actually started my girlfriends on scrapbooking. Maybe going to a small school had something to do with this, I don't know.
Since moving to a small town I see crafting is more of a community thing, but less of a teenager activity. That seems strange, in the city more teenagers were (sewing, reconstruction, ect), or at least they were more open about it.
I've never gotten any comments on what I've created before so I never thought anything of it, except more recently with my mini origami, I like to do that when I'm bored and I tend to get people crowded around me staring at the cranes I make when I fold them during my break at school.
I enjoy making things that I can take to (high) school. I like to see what people will say about them and have gotten comments ranging from "you could sell that!" to "You are crazy." My reaction to both... I smile and thank them. If I'm crazy for doing something I love to do... then I'm having a ton of fun being that way and hope to be crazy for many years to come. ;P
i know that "some" people find it weird and wonder why I dont go out and buy the $150 skirt that everyone else has...maybe it hasn't hit them that i want to be an INDIVIDUAL. I hate having and wearing the same thing as everyone else, and so I make the same sort of clothing but with my twist. A lot of my friends are really jealous of me because i can actually make things- ive gotten so many requests to make things for them!
when i first started to show every one that i liked making things it took them a while to understand why i love it but now all sorts of people at school ask me to make stuff for them and i has defined me as a person you just need to show them all the things they could do if they just tryed. i am often asked to make cakes for class because people think that its hard when you show them how easy it is they seem to love it and are keen to learn
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