A very crafty Christmas

By Katharine Swan On Monday, December 22, 2008 At 2:05 PM

I've long considered writing my only serious creative bent. I liked to draw when I was a kid, but found that my skill did not grow to keep pace with my age... Or maybe it was my ability to recognize my own skill that grew up. In any case, I've never been the crafty type.

Until this Christmas. I'm making all kinds of things for the holidays this year:

* Stocking for the horses
* Homemade horse treats
* A big present for my nephews (it's a surprise, so more on that later)
* Props for doll photography including a really cute quilt I made out of old flannel pajama pants

I'm having a lot of fun making these things, but I'm discovering how much time and effort crafts take. I guess that's why a lot of people don't bother. I've also discovered one other (slightly scary) side effect, which I'll blog about more in a future post.

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Blogger Irreverent Freelancer Says:  

Time--the biggest reason I'm unable to craft anymore, although I miss it tremendously. When I get out my Christmas ornaments and see all the things I once had time to handcraft, I long for the days when I was actually bored. Meanwhile, my cross-stitch patterns and scrapbook items continue to pile up. Someday, I keep saying.

 
 
Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

Amazing how the older we get, the less time we seem to have, isn't it? With me it's seeing the manuscripts from all the writing I did in high school that makes me wish for more time.

 

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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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