DIY for the Lazy
I saw a post on Instagram the other day about someone who was launching a craft book and they were making a huge to-do about it. I thought to myself "now why would anyone actually publish a craft book when the internet has everything you need?" Then I went to the publisher's website to see what the big deal was. Well, it was really pretty. The photography was great and, if I was into that particular craft, I would totally skim it.
Here's the thing, these books are all from "the person that has a blog that brought you cute craft/decor/cooking/home stuff". So I says to myself "Laura, what could you gain from this?" (I talk to myself a lot). I also thought about the kind of crafter/DIYer I am. And I'll say it, I'm lazy. I am also impatient. (magic combination). If I'm making something, I don't want to take forever, be complicated or require more than one trip for supplies.
When I worked as a craft editor at a long since gone home magazine, I really loved crafts. I got to take a hobby and turn it into a career. It was amazing. I liked the accomplishment of making something cool and maybe useful. After a while, though, crafts became more tedious because it was my JOB.
My career ebbed and flowed and shifted and changed. I stopped making crafts. I kind of miss it. I have a ton of crap in my garage that I could use to whip up some stuff. I think I will. And they will be super easy and fast because, let's face it, nobody wants to waste time doing complicated crafts. It's not fun.
OK that's it. As you were.