Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Crafty Me

Yes. I said it. The C word. Crafty. It was barely a year ago when this word was one that should never be spoken.

I was NOT crafty. Artistic, sure, I could live with that. But NEVER crafty.

I could never understand why a person would want to spend hours at a sewing machine or gluing bits of paper together.

How was that fun? Granted, I would spend most of my time playing in a pretend world of sims, where all I worried about was getting my silly characters to use the bathroom.

But recently, something just clicked on. I love creating things.

I love crafting things and seeing the finished result. It may not be the cutest thing ever, but I made it!

My friend Emily and I have recently had a cool experience with one of our craft endeavors: sock monkeys. It started by Momma Jones and I trying to figure out how to make one of these darn things for Abby's baby shower, to Emily and I now selling them to local stores here in Colorado Springs! It's been quite the experience, and I've kept myself from getting too excited about it all, seeing if there really is a dire need for sock monkeys and such, but what I find the most thrilling part about this all is that I can FINALLY make presents for other people that are not coupon books or elmer's glued pictures with popsicle sticks.

I heart my sewing machine.

Oh, and if any of you are in the neighborhood, stop by Envy in Old Colorado and Retro Moto's Toys in Manitou...you may just see some fun little monkeys in need of a good home.


Janice said...

Super cute Jen! My little boy, Hunter might just love one of those!! (Jeremiah has a nickname of monkey you see... and now that he's having his very own monkey, it might be fitting). haha.

Abby O! said...

I got the first one! I got the first one! I love that you're finally seeing your own awesome pants talent! I love you so much and I'm so proud of you! Loves!!

Susan Jones said...

Way Cute. Maybe I will need to make a few. No, I will leave that to your awesome talents. They look great!

The Eliason Family said...

Jen!!! I'm so proud to say that i brought out your crafty side! Good thing I did too, because you are so great at creating cute stuff! I am so in love with your little igloo and penguins! And I'm glad you love your sewing machine. Thanks for taking pics of our monkeys!!!!

Scanlon Family said...

Very, very cute. You need to teach me how! I just love talking to you on the phone (better in person). You're the best sister I ever could have asked for. I guess that's one good thing, unlike some families, I sort of did get to pick my sister since it wasn't determined by 'random selection' via my parents, but through choice from marrying your brother. You rock!