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Tuesday, 23 February 2010

Craft Day and a test of willpower..

Today has been 'Craft Day' on the popular shopping channel QVC.  It is a day for all creative types to enjoy seeing new products, techniques and inspirations.   It is also a day for hiding your wallet and exercising your willpower!

I am pleased to say that having had 'Craft Day' playing all day whilst I work, I have given myself a huge pat on the back for resisting the shiny new products so wonderfully demonstrated by some wonderful crafters who are at the top of their fields.  

I am fortunate that I no longer have cardmaking as one of my crafts - as the shopping channels tend to focus on papercrafts, to show such wonderful items at reduced prices to those involved in cardmaking and scrapbooking, etc. is like waving a red rag in front of a bull.

Watching craft presentations and entering craft stores I feel like a magpie being offered a table full of shiny goodies - with temptation around every corner!  

There were a few iffy moments today when I saw bits and pieces that I thought may work in my new acrylic keyrings but I managed to scrape through after taking a few deep breaths, making yet another cup of tea and hiding anything I could place an order with (not quite but you know what I mean!)

Scrapbooking is something I would love to do but I don't want to start.  I would not be able to resist on days like today and my bank manager would definitely not be impressed!  However, I can placate myself with the fact that I probably would never have the time to finish any pages so I think I will leave this craft to others and carry on with my peelable decorations and keyrings - after all, I have enough design ideas to keep me going for now and the future!   

That is my excuse and I am sticking to it....

1 comment:

  1. It is very, very hard to resist the goodies - out at work so managed to avoid it during the day. Caught the last hour though. Managed to resist temptation - amazed at my self control.


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