Is what I hear over and over again from friends and acquaintances.
In extreme circumstances I might agree with them. But really I think everyone has time to craft. Even if it’s just little bits here and there. That is what I had to do this week to make these…
One day I cut up the branch and it took about ten minutes. Then I put the slices in the dehydrator for a couple days…no effort on my part.
Then I sanded them on a nice sunny afternoon/evening with my palm sander. Took about ten/15 minutes.
And while I was cooking supper last night I got out my wood burner and started! I’d get up to stir what was on the stove and flip the homemade tortilla’s I was making…and in between times burn.
I think one of the main differences between a die-hard-crafter and a crafter-sometimes is that even when I’m not crafting…I’m often thinking about it. So when I do get to a project I’m ready to go! I brought my wood burner up from the basement when I put in a load of laundry. I got my snowflake stamp and tree stamp up from the basement when I put the laundry in the dryer… I will drill the holes so I can use these as ornaments the next time my drill is charged and I have a few minutes. Crafting doesn’t have to take up very much time. Yes, there are times when it will take up a huge chunk of time but it’s a choice you make how you’ll use that free time. Craft or watch TV? Craft or read a book? Craft or go out on the town? Crafting isn’t always my choice…just my choice most of the time.
ps: The other most annoying comment I get is “I could make that if I had the time!” Really