What Are Crafts Good For?
What are crafts good for?
Sad as it may be for any crafts enthusiast to know, not everyone in the world understands the appeal. Being a visitor on this site though, tells me they are at least curious about taking up the passion. What is it about sewing, stencilling, knitting and other skills that makes them such appealing tasks? These are just three of many reasons I know of.
Passing the time
Crafting little tid bits is a great way to pass the time. Especially when you have a full day to yourself with no other plans. Just you and your craft kit. Some people like to play Cheekybingo, others cook, and then there’s those who make lasting little treats. Focusing on the task at hand helps the day go by more quickly. And you achieve something at the end of it. Or the end product is a complete disaster. Either way, it won’t be a wasted effort, because you had fun doing it.
Learning new skills
So maybe your new skills won’t win you any awards, help you survive a zombie apocalypse, or get an article written about you in a magazine, but learning a new skill is never a bad thing. No matter how small. And if it’s a skill you enjoy having, well that’s even better. Besides, it’s always fun to show other people what you like to do in your spare time, particularly when they can’t do it themselves.
When people are great at creating: sock puppets, jewellery, or a knitted cuddly toys etc, it seems a shame for it to go to waste, and gather dust on your own shelf. Many donate their completed crafts to others, but if you’re good enough, and you have a potential buyer, there’s no harm in earning a small (or large) living from your skill and talent.