Hi people! Since a few weeks ago I talked about some of the crafting projects I have scattered throughout my house, I thought that today it would be fun to share some of the crafting (and baking) projects that are just not for me! I am open to all baking and crafting and love seeing what others have done, but these few things just involve a certain sense of patience or attention to detail that I simply don't have!
1. Jewelry Making: My aunt (shoutout to Aunt Monsie) makes gorgeous jewelry and I have some jewelry pieces that I absolutely love that have been handmade, but I just can't seem to bring myself to love making it myself. I used to have some beads and wire and tried my hand at a few necklaces and bracelets but it never caught on. I also go through weird summer camp phases where I enjoy making friendship bracelets, but that usually dies down after about a week or two and the string goes back in my drawer for another 3 years.
2. Knitting/Quilt-Making: Absolutely not. I have another aunt (shoutout to Auntie Dottie) who makes gorgeous quilts and she painstakingly picks out different fabrics and uses different kinds of stitches to attach the pieces together and the finished products are always beautiful, but I would lose my mind trying to do that. The only quilt I've ever made was for my mom when I was like 7 and it was HORRIBLE.
My Memere knits and crochets and she tried to teach me once when I was younger and it did not go all that well. I think I ended up with a piece about 2 inches square. Maybe when I get older I will get on the knitting train, but not now!
The only sewing I will do is patching a hole in a shirt and the tiny little intricate stitching involved in making Christmas stockings. I'm not sure why I have the patience for tiny stitching and not for bigger projects. I can't explain it.
1. Homemade Pie Crust: As I mentioned in my pie post last week, making pie dough from scratch seems like WAYYY more work than necessary and I usually just don't do it. I'm sure one day I will try it again when I'm feeling particularly extra, but not today!!
2. Cheesecake: Never. No. Nope. I have never and (I can say with 98% certainty) will never make a traditional cheesecake from scratch. Just no. Nope. I don't own a spring-form pan which is a pretty crucial implement when baking cheesecake (I would really love one, but not for traditional cheesecake-making thats for sure). I am a big fan of no bake cheesecake. Or cheesecake from the grocery store. Or when people at a restaurant make it for me. Those are yum. And don't involve baking and cooling and cracking and all the things that terrify me about cheesecake.
I know this was little more of a low-key blog today, but I have several really exciting, labor-intensive craft projects in the works so I can't wait to share those with you over the next few weeks. Some cool stuff is coming your way. Here's a little hint for next week: unicorns!!!!
I am a 23-year-old crafter and baker from New Hampshire!