My Biggest Pet Peeves in the Crafting World

Ok, so you probably know that I love to crochet.  Well, I bet you didn’t know that I do a little bit of hand-embroidery, needlepoint/plastic canvas, jewelry making, polymer clay art, and more.  Yes, I am part of the crafting world; I use Pinterest and Ravelry.  In the crafting world, there some things that make me cry (not literally).  Here they are!

How plastic canvas art will sell for $2

Are you kidding me?  Plastic canvas pieces take FOREVER to make!  On some days, I’ll spend a full 4 hours making a couple of plastic canvas magnets!  4 hours DOES NOT EQUAL $2!  If you don’t believe me, just look on etsy!

When people embroider spread apart stitches on white fabric

I did this when I first started embroidery.  When you embroider like this, you’re able to see the embroidery floss from behind the fabric.  THIS DRIVES ME INSANE!  PLEASE TIE OFF AND START NEW STITCHES!

When people think that crochet is the same as knitting

THEY ARE NOT THE SAME THING!  Crochet is using a hook, and knitting is using 2 needles!  You make completely different things depending on wether you crochet or knit!

When you try so hard to make an adorable clay thing but you get your fingerprints all over it

I try so hard to make adorable things but they always end up being covered in ugly fingerprints.  I don’t understand how artists on Instagram make these tiny little bright colored animals and things!

Ok, sorry about the short and boring post.  I’ll be trying to post weekly.  If you’re wondering why this has no featured picture or Pinterest picture, it’s because this is a small and quick post that I’m not going to spend a lot of time editing a photo on.  Thanks for reading!  More posts to come!

2 Comments

  1. I totally agree about the pricing on crafts. I did craft fair that a friend hosted and the other crocheters were charging 2 or 3 dollars for pieces I know were worth much more than that. It made my items look overpriced. The other side of the coin is that people who don’t craft don’t realize how much work goes into a piece.

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