hey, i can do that...

@cher913 (25899)
Canada
May 15, 2008 3:18pm CST
have you ever gone into a craft store, fair or looked on sites like ebay or etsy and see a craft and think...hey, i can do that! do these stores/ fairs/ sites inspire you at all?
6 responses
@Loverbear (4929)
• United States
16 May 08
I go through that a lot! I am so glad that I have a camera phone because I can get pictures of the items that inspire me. I recently saw a darling dachshund statue that I would have loved to have. It was a resin statue of a dachshund with paint bloches and a artist's hat and pallet. I want it so badly but couldn't justify the price. When I finish this semester in college I am planning to try sculpting my own. I always get ideas from everywhere. I even picked up a jacket from the thrift store yesterday because it gave me an idea. I started doing the "hey I can do that" when I was a little kid and would go home after seeing something and make it myself. It's so great having that talent given to me... If I can see a picture of something or touch it I can make it.
@jillhill (37358)
• United States
15 May 08
Yes..and also at craft stores like Michaels...that's when a camera phone comes in handy so you can keep a record of the idea that you wanted to do yourself!
@paliz81 (35)
• United States
15 May 08
I see things and wish I could do them. Sometimes I try looking for a pattern but too often I just admire the other person's talent.
• United States
15 May 08
All the time. I have to restrain myself and be realistic. I only have so much time and so much space for different crafts. Plus, most wind up in the "to be finished someday" stack. But, such things are a good source of ideas for what sells.
• United States
15 May 08
Yes, absolutely! I've come across so many beautiful items on Etsy.com and said, I'd like to do something similar to that. I always wanted to use my sea glass to make jewelry, and after seeing all the great jewelry creations, I came up with many ideas on how to use my beach glass instead of glass beads. After being on Etsy for nearly a year, I'm still amazed by some of the creations I see on the site!
@cutepenguin (6460)
• Canada
15 May 08
oh, yes, I have gotten so many ideas for crafts from craft fairs and etsy. I haven't done them all, but some have been quite fun to do.