Eversince i was small i've always loved papers, ribbons and such. i used to make cards for my family, and friends when i was in school. i took art for my SRP and SPM. i choose to set up my own tiny little business back in Malaysia, rather than persuing Law, and the love for crafty bits still continues, even more so now.
I cant describe to you how thereputic crafting is to me. my hands itch for those scissors. i'm always on the look out for papers, pens and punchers. i struggled to 'find myself' after giving birth to Aidan. refuse to simply a wife and a stay at home mum. i just had to do something.
The thing with me is, i'd rather be at home, than be out (especially in winter), i'd rather do my crafts than gossiping with friends. i'd give tv a miss while i string some beads or cut out some papers. but i was in need of a space of my own to do my own things and to store my bits and pieces. the house we are in right now had to go through some major renovation before we came in. we moved in with only the basic things. even the floors of our living and dining room were still concrete at that time.
Now, after a year, the house is ready, well, bijna (almost) the things left are just little little things like the edges of the floors and to fix our ceiling lights. and after we moved Aidan to the room next door, we have this little room all to ourselves.
What Hardy and i did for our 2nd wedding anniversary was to give each other a space. a space where we can work, a space where we can sit and do our things. this was what he gave me. my own little craft world (i gave him an office space behind me).
I've always had this picture in my mind on how i want my craft room to be. with rails for ribbons, with fabric covered boards to hang and paste. he did everything for me. he also wrote a beautiful piece for me as our anniversary card. i wept on every single line he wrote. i pasted it on the wall of the room. and the tiny little red shoe was Aidan's. i have it on my board to remind me this was once his room. we love our room, not only that we have our spaces attached to the master bedroom, now we have a tv in the room too! (but i'd prefer to have the radio on with my dutch channel radio 2 while crafting!)
This was the best present anyone could ever dreamed of. i'm now making more stuff cause i now have the space. i'm trying to come up with a range of things, cards and such to sell on the internet. no need to wait till april cause my birthday presnt came early this year! Hardy bought me a crafting machine and it arrived yesterday! i wish we have 30 hours a day, as the hours that i spent in this room feels extremely short! and i wish i have anoter set of hands too! he he!
Whenever i'm crafting, i'm simply in a world of my own. i love every minuite of it.
Anyway, that's my own little world.. do you have a little world of your own too?