Yep, that's me, the pretender. I like to pretend that I'm crafty. I'm really not. I try everything...and then usually get bored before I get good at it. I tried beading about a year ago and made several little girls bracelet and necklace sets. I enjoyed doing it and they became Birthday presents for my son's friends. Then I started blogging and saw all the great beaders and their works of art and I gave up on that, knowing I could never compare and feeling silly for the pieces I had given away.
I tried scrapping. I have 3 pages in my son's "album". It goes up to 6 weeks, he's almost 6. I just look at the pages and wish I had more creativity, and now there are a ton of scrap booking blogs that point out how untalented I am.
When I got married I did my own Thank You notes. Those turned out okay. It was almost 10 years ago and I don't have a copy so I like to believe they looked really nice. I also did my son's birth announcements with photo and catchy little phrase (while I still thought I could pull of the scrap booking thing). I don't remember ever sending them out though. Hopefully no on has one of those laying around. I am of the belief that having a son or daughter is the most wonderful time in one's life and should be announced properly. I also think that those of us less talented in this area should use a company like Doodlebugs Designs to get that message out. Who needs to be worried about baby announcements when all we really want to do is stare at our new bundle of joy?
I enjoy doing chocolate suckers and make them for my son's class and the neighbor kids at Halloween. It's easy to impress 5 year olds...and they're chocolate, so you can't go wrong. I also posted them on etsy and recently made my first sale. The order was rated before it was received so hopefully the purchaser was happy with the finished product. I may never know, but no refund has been requested.
Oh, and I also do my kids birthday cakes. Again, it's something I enjoy doing for them. I'm not trying to sell any, but the kids think they are great and that's all that matters...to me.
Are you crafty? Or a pretender, like me?