I’ve never considered myself a crafty person. Heaven knows I’m not artistic – my stick figure people look remarkably like my 3-year-old’s. But I like to make things. There was never really a way to channel this before I started a blog. Everyone thought I had ADD because I jumped from hobby to hobby – learning how to do new things like make cheese or recover a chair and then moving on to the next bright & shiny idea.
Since starting this blog, I’ve been amazed to learn just how many things I actually can make on my own. Candles? Soap? Who knew? Though I’ll be honest, it’s not easy for me. I’m definitely not a natural when it comes to creativity. But I enjoy the process – without a project I’d be bored in 5 minutes.
When someone asked what it means to live a well-crafted life, I had to simmer on the question – over a glass of wine on the patio with my hubby now that weather is warm and breezy. I told him how much I loved the idea of celebrating makers. People who care about making beautiful lives. How I want that to be me, too.
I’m not sure how that translated into cutting hundreds of tissue paper triangles to make these giant pickle jar DIY lanterns. But now our evening wine conversations have a warm glow.
I realized that, for me, creating a well-crafted life has been the process of figuring out my passions and finding what inspires me. That’s why I’ve loved blogging so much. It’s an endless opportunity for learning.
How do you define a well-crafted life?47