I think I’m a craft otaku.
I just realized it, just this very moment. Is this how it happens for everyone? Otakus out there, please show me the way. Not in person of course–just leave me a comment or point me to a message board or something. Ack!
I’ve been working on a post about my craft adventures from this past weekend, when I visited 6 shops in 2 days. Though, I was at another shop today which brings my average down to 1.4 shops per day. This week at least.
While recalling the details of my craft adventures I realized the passion I felt for these shops was a bit unnatural. I took extensive notes and photographs, thumbed fabrics, and drooled over embroidery kits. I praised the shops for their specialized, well-curated collections of vintage scissors. I applauded them for only stocking the highest quality items. I’m a craft snob.
Today I was chatting with a friend about what to do with all the kawaii needle-felted creatures and amigurumi for which I feel an intense need to collect. She suggested a wunderkammer and I instantly agreed, and was reminded of all the little glass cabinets I’ve seen around Tokyo for people to store their manga and anime figurines. And then it dawned on me:
I’m a craft otaku, and I want a wunderkammer for my amigurumi. (＞人＜)
Are you crochet-ing dolls now?
Grandpa John could make you a wunderkammer….
Yes my dear you are a geek!!!!!
Love you Dad
OPPS, no spell check in these posts.
“Thats what happens when you are missing a finger on the right hand”
I love you
That tricky missing finger gets you every time. Thanks Dad, from one geek to another! 🙂 xo
As a fellow crafter, I SO understand the attraction! I can’t wait for you to show me these wonderful places. Kevan, have another beer, I may be awhile.
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You are not a snob, you’re a craft genius! ‘Artist’ is actually the word I’d use.
Haha! Flatterer! 😉
hooray! A fellow otaku craftster! I was recently driven to create an entire website about it haha You are welcome to join it (though the forums are still very sad and lonely) XD http://www.otakucrafts.com 😀
Looks great! I’ll check it out, thanks Jackie!