A Real Conundrum!

Have you experienced this? Love to do crafts but don’t have room to display them once they’re completed? Given your treasures to friends and family to the point where they start running the other direction when they see you coming with a gift in hand?

I’ve been quilting and crafting pretty much my whole life. I love all types of creative projects and am passing the love of that on to my child as well. And even though we live in a pretty good sized house, we’re busting at the seams with our treasures. Walls are filled, desktops and tables are covered and even the bed in the guest room has at least 5 quilts folded and stacked at the foot. I have given away as birthday, wedding and anniversary gifts the quilts I create as well as “donating” them to school functions for auctions, to the local pet center for homeless animals or as raffles and practically have come down to foisting them onto friends of friends  and acquaintances! I get the distinct feeling that people are grateful for what I have given them, but are silently putting their collective foot down and saying “no more!”.

What do you do with these treasures once they are completed?

This is the most recently completed project, rescued from an estate sale, the dingy dirty cradle was in pieces and dirty from child’s play. I cleaned it, repainted it and created bedding from white with pink polka dots and pink gingham fabric I had in my quilting stash. A new co-worker with a five year old daughter was the recipient of this treasure/craft (after all, I only have a 16 year old son). I love to do the crafts, but heaven knows I have neither a little girl to present it to nor the space in my house to display it.

Do you ever find yourself in this predicament? I don’t want to stop crafting and sewing, but I need new ideas as to what to do with the completed projects!

About MacCupcake

Obviously, a big Mac fan (my first Mac was the first Mac) and mother to the most awesome kid in the world. A techno-junkie and self-proclaimed geek... I love anything and everything relating to computers. Also love making things and figuring out how to make or adapt existing stuff into something new! Always ready to try something new!

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