Saturday, June 4, 2011

What it means to be Wayward & Crafty

Being Wayward originally started with an answering machine greeting, but we've realized what an integral part it is of our identities, especially as crafters.

While we like instructions, sketches and patterns, we don't always follow them . . . or even look for them. We see a glorious finished project in our minds and then we just go for it. We attack the problem as best we can, figuring we can figure it out.

Sometimes we take it on because we're cheap frugal. We see a gorgeous creation for $25 or $525 and think it's worth it to save our money. "I can't pay good money for that when I can make that," we say.

Sometimes we take it on because we want something custom. We can (hopefully) get the colors and style we choose. "I won't settle for almost what I want when I can make that," we say.

Sometimes we take it on because we just like to bite off more than we can chew. We like a challenge to help us grow and refine our skills. "I seriously hope I can make that," we say.

I do what I want! is one of our catchphrases—and we do. For the most part, we make it happen. Working by "Braille," we can get through even the most challenging crafts—though sometimes we do have to make the occasional call to our omniscient sources: Mom or Google. Our results are seldom perfect in our eyes, but we usually find a way to make it work.

What do you think? Are you wayward & crafty? If so, grab our badge!

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And a little smaller:

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Top photo by Emmanuelle Bourgue

3 comments:

Just Jaime said...

I'm Wayward, crafty, and proud! I'd love to get one of these for my signature at 2Peas =)

Tracy said...

LOL, how did you know all that about me ;)

Jordan McCollum said...

@Jaime: want a custom one?

@Tracy: A long-lost sister! Want to change your name to Bracy or Jacy to match? ;)

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