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Hello,

I've been lurking and reading this board for a while, becuase I love the concept of doing crafts, and I love the idea of a new hobby, and I love the idea of doing stuff that can (maybe) save me money, but to be honest, I have very little patience or actual interest in doing crafts. Okay, maybe that wasn't a good intro. :-) What I mean is, I love the idea, and all the projects that are possible, and I'm trying to motivate myself to try some, instead of just watching TV at night.

Anyways, two big craft-things happened this holiday that might actually give me a push to start working on all the projects I've dreamed up.

1. My friend gave me a book on 1000+ home decorating ideas. I would LOVE to decorate my apartment better, but I always just look around and give up. My roommate is very very into crafts, so she's even more excited about the book than I am. I'm just hoping she'll rub off on me. :-)

2. I went to a paint-your-own-pottery place with a friend and actually pained an ashtray for my boss. It took a couple of hours of work, but it came out great. Well, I'd still rather go out for dinner and drinks than paint pottery, but the pottery thing was fun! I think it was a nice first step. I can see myself doing that again.

Maybe crafts is more about confidence than anything - I was so scared looking at that blank piece of pottery, thinking I'd mess it all up. But then I just got started, and it was fine.

Thanks,
Laura
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