I don't know if I'm crafty because I'm cheap, or if I'm cheap because I'm crafty.
Actually, I think they're usually two separate things, that happen to coexist nicely. I love a good bargain. I'm not afraid of goodwill, craigslist, or garage sales. I love making things with my hands. Especially with the sewing machine or with paint and wood.
I would not, however, call myself especially creative. All my ideas come from something I've already seen done.
While I was looking online for homemade Christmas gift ideas (remember that we had a homemade gift exchange?) I stumbled across a wonderful site: one pretty thing. Each day there are at least a dozen links of DIY tutorials.
My creations, thanks to that website:
Sadly, I do not think the three drops of essential oil I put in the heat pads kept it scented longer than two days. Next time I will fill them with something other than rice. Something that does not smell musty when heated.
The kitchen hot pads were pure fun to make. How come I never discovered bias tape before this project?!
Other times I am not so successful.
I have dyed red hands today and nothing to show for it.
Forget the cheap and crafty, perhaps today is my day for shopping!
On second thought, those three -thrifter, crafter, shopper - can coexist. I know all the aisles of Joann's, Ross, and Target.
Hmm, where does Target fit into this equation?
Maybe I should go find out.