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＜)