I got to thinking the other day... which in and of itself might be dangerous - but hear me out...
I've been known to call a Handy Man from time to time... for minor things that we probably COULD have done on our own, but really didn't have the time or the tools for... much easier to just make a phone call and have it done with right? One of them built shelves into my closet because that turned out infinitely cheaper than purchasing and assembling one of those crazy organizer units that never fits right... best $ we ever spent. Could M.O.T.H. have done it? Probably. WOULD M.O.T.H. have ever gotten around to it???? hmmm... maybe, but not in a livable time frame. You see... he has this thing (a job) that keeps him pretty busy and so sometimes it's worth just calling in the big guns and getting the job done.
So I'm thinking... I'm kinda handy - but not really... I'm actually what you would call crafty. Not in that Wile E. Coyote type of way though - more in a Martha Stewart wannabe way. Don't get me wrong - I'm not about to get my own show on HGTV or be arrested for insider trading - I just enjoy my crafts and I have to say I'm at least halfway decent at them.
So since there are HandyMen - why not a female version... you know, like a "CraftyMa'am"???? I could do almost anything...
Can I sew? Yep - nobody will want me to create their wedding dress (I actually designed my own though) but I can whip up a mean Halloween costume or a fun tote bag in a matter of hours!
Do I cook? Well - don't ask my kids, they're liars - I happen to be a decent cook... but the truth is that I can make an amazing cake in just about any design you want. Wedding cakes? yeah - that's not really my gig (too much pressure!) but anything shy of that I got!
Scrapbooker? That's me... and not just your average stuff - I actually enjoy designing my own embellishments for each page.
Decorating? I love to decorate - our upstairs bathroom is on its third major color scheme since moving in here 8 years ago... and I think I have a good plan for the next one already!
Hmmmmm... Now to figure out a way to put an ad in the paper that won't have everyone laughing me out of the county (or calling the cops...)
Is it OBVIOUS that I am about to be out of a job??? Is it OBVIOUS that this is freaking me out just a tad???
Is it OBVIOUS that I'm just too lazy to actually upload all my ironman pictures so that I can tell you about all the fun we had that day???
-T (the crafty ma'am... which is in no way to be confused with a sneaky madam)