Welcome to "The Gods Are Bored" and another episode of JUST SAY NO!
A few years ago I vowed to say no to volunteering. For the most part I've kept my word. Life has been better.
Now I'm saying no to another pesky thing that never turns out the way you want it to. SAY NO TO CRAFTING!
I can't craft my way out of a Ziploc bag, even when it's already half open.
One of my good friends, who is by the way a peerless crafter, posted a craft idea on Facebook. Here it is:
Aren't those gorgeous? The directions were really, really simple. Elmer's glue, food coloring, and water. Apply with sponge brush.
It happened that I had some old bottles that I scavenged from the old midden heap at the family farm. In the days of yore (oh, heck ... until about 1992) there was no garbage collection in the mountains, so you just threw all the stuff out in the woods. What the critters didn't eat just sat there. Mother Earth swallows it up, trust me. I had to dig around to get some jars that were in one piece.
So! Old jars in the basement, great easy craft instructions... what can go wrong?
The instructions and ingredients can be in the hands of an uncrafty person, that's what.
The photo doesn't do them justice. They look worse.
No amount of stained hands, tweaking, or advice from The Heir (art major) made any difference to these pathetic attempts at art.
You know what I'm going to do with the next wonderful craft idea I see? I'm going to say NO.
Free advice from Anne: If it took you a long time to learn how to tie your shoes, you are never going to be a competent crafter. Say no. There are socks to sort.