So Many Things!

I swear, since I started finding my groove again with my crafting/arty stuff, my wish list on Amazon has grown *far* too much!

The problem is, here in the UK we just don’t have the same sort of things on sale as they do in the US.

This being a problem because *most* of the blogs I follow for inspiration are from the US.

They can just nip down to their local craft store and pick up whatever they’re wanting.

It’s so easy!

Me?

If I see something I really love the look of, and think would be fun to try, I *can* order it, but I’ll have to pay shipping charges too, which are often more than the items I’m buying in the first place!

In the past that would probably have stopped me in my tracks.

I *need* the exact things that these people are using so that I can be like them!

Or so I used to think.

Now I realise that, actually… I don’t want to be like them.

I want to be ME.

I no doubt have my own style, though I’m still learning what that is.

I don’t *need* everything these people have to do what they do.

I can make do with what I have and get creative.

That’s what this year is all about for me after all.

Being more creative.

So I guess I should stop whining about the things I don’t have (which really, are just Things and Stuff), and enjoy the freedom of being me, and doing things *my* way.

After all… who likes a copycat?

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12 Comments

  1. March 16, 2011 / 12:16 am

    ooh still exciting though!

  2. March 16, 2011 / 10:47 am

    Indeed! I swear, if I ever make it to visit my Aunt in the US, I will be taking a LARGE empty suitcase with me to fill with goodies! LOL x

  3. March 16, 2011 / 11:12 am

    i stumbled across this quote and thought of you and today’s post…
    “Be a first rate version of yourself, not a second rate version of someone else” Judy Garland

  4. March 16, 2011 / 2:06 pm

    Oh I LOVE that quote! 🙂 x

  5. March 16, 2011 / 2:40 pm

    you’ve hit the nail on the head – be yourself! and enjoy 🙂

  6. March 16, 2011 / 2:57 pm

    Indeed! Though today I have my mothering hat on… wee Max isn’t well. Am thinking it’s ether some sort of virus, or the beginnings of chicken pox. >_<

  7. March 16, 2011 / 8:10 pm

    Making do with what you have is what being creative is all about!

  8. March 16, 2011 / 9:19 pm

    SO true! I reckon that should be a quote on pinterest! 🙂 x

  9. March 17, 2011 / 3:01 am

    I live in the U.S. and this is probably a dumb question (please forgive the American): do they not have craft stores in the UK? Every city here usually has at least one, and most people are within easy driving distance to a city.

    And totally be yourself in creating. I usually come up with wacky ideas that don’t involve a trip to the craft store. Way more fun:)

  10. March 17, 2011 / 9:47 am

    We do have a few craft stores, but they don’t have the same range of things available to you guys in the U.S.! Maybe one day… until then, Amazon is my friend. 😉

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