After several weeks, if not months, of my crafting mojo being off on its jolly’s I think it is finally coming back. I have been whinging that my crafting mojo had done a runner. But good news, it’s started last week when one of the craft magazines in the newsagents that took my eye. Instead of thinking nope I thought yep let’s give it a whirl again. Then on Sunday the OH asked what I wanted to do and for the first time in ages I asked to go to the craft shop. I try not to go on my own as it’s a bit of a drive and I am really not safe to leave in a craft shop on my own with my wallet.
Whilst at the craft shop it did occur to me that you can’t always spot a crafter in a crowd. For starters crafting has so many different parts to it, there are those who can knit or those who make jewellery or there are the card makers like me who either just work on cards or will do anything to do with paper. So we’re all very different and from every walk in life, it can be a bit tough to spot a likeminded soul. So here are a few pointers I hope will help.
First try flashing something sparkly under their eyes like glittered card or a tub of glitter – if there face lights up they could be crafter.
Next time your over their house for coffee ask if they have a spot of glue you could use (no I don’t know for what, think of something) – If they are a crafter they will offer you a choice of glues from tape glue to double sided tape.
Also whilst over their house have a sneaky peak at their Dyson – a crafters dyson can over up all sorts of clues. Lots of threads mixed up in the vacuum? Could be a sewer? Bits of wool ends mixed up in a rainbow mess? Maybe a knitter or maybe does tapestry. Tiny bits of paper or glitter? Then they could be a card maker.
Ask them what they did on their latest girl’s night out? Do what I hear you say. Well we crafters love to indulge in buying craft stash so we watch our pennies. And as a recent survey showed more and more of us prefer to stay in and spend less leaving us more money for other things. Though most would watch a film together, the crafting trend is gaining popularity for something to do on a girls night in.
Lastly go with the direct approach and ask. After all it only takes three little words to make a crafter melt, smile and then reveal their passion. Just try ‘do you craft?’