Tuesday, April 28, 2009

My five things to prove I'm a craftaholic

I entered the Chicago Tribune contest to meet Martha Stewart when she is in town on Friday.

Five Things That Prove I'm a Craftaholic

1. I host parties and holiday gatherings just so I can do all the crafty accoutrements: invitations, favors, decorations, etc.

2. Family/friends always give me some type of crafty gift for special occasions: paper cutters, scrapbooking paper, label maker, stamps, etc. ie. My husband just gave me “Martha Stewart’s Encyclopedia of Crafts” for an early Mother’s Day gift. Thanks, honey! (I'll craft him a thank you card!)

3. I started a blog all about how Martha Stewart inspires me to become my own domestic goddess, complete with crafts and household beautification projects.

4. In seventh grade art class, I was so intent on making my picture collage perfect that I didn’t notice the boy next to me had cut off the end of his finger with his Exacto knife. Alert: junior high craftaholic!

5. I started my son’s scrapbook while we were both still in the hospital, and I was recovering from an emergency c-section.

What do you think? Is that a winning list? I sure hope so!

And now, a bonus for my TMI readers:

Five Things That Prove I'm a Huge Martha Fan

1. I started a blog all about how Martha Stewart inspires me to become my own domestic goddess.

2. For the past 5 years, MOM2 gives me a gift subscription to Martha Stewart Living. I have saved every copy. I also have many of Martha’s holiday, craft, organizing and cook books.

3. When it was time for a new hairstyle to celebrate my birthday, I took a picture of MS to the hair salon. Now, I have her ‘do! (My husband drew the line at dyeing my hair blonde, though).

4. On Twitter, I’m miniMartha. Enough said!

5. When I’m faced with a crafting or cooking quandary, I always ask myself “What would Martha do?”


Chicagolandia said...

Wow, I hope you win the contest! Have you ever met Martha before? I do wonder what she's like in person...

LittlePeopleWealth said...

Wow, that is really cool - good luck! BTW, the one about the exacto knife and the finger is hilarious!

Amanda said...

Thanks, ladies! The story about the art class incident is completely true. The poor boy was sitting right next to me, and was a really good artist. I wanted to compare collages at the end of class, and he was gone. When I asked where he was, the entire class looked at me like I had 3 heads. I had missed the blood, the yelling, the commotion, everything. I was completely oblivious to the chaos. What can I say? I was really into my collage! :)

Sarah Eliza @ devastateboredom said...

Dude. Your list was definitely better than the one that "won"... I mean like, HANDS DOWN better. =/ LAME.