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I don’t like to talk about this very much. Because it’s embarrassing! Me! Crushing on a craft icon–Martha Stewart.
Not that I have anything against crafting. I love crafting. Right now I am on a knitting binge. It can be done inside. It’s relatively un-messy–unless you count the remnants of yarn littering the floor or the stitch markers that seem to be everywhere! And it doesn’t hurt my hands.
See, I am the anti-Martha when it comes to crafting. I am messy. I am unorganized. I fly by the seat of my pants when it comes to directions. Yes, even in knitting I don’t follow the instructions exactly. I mean, if the directions tell me to do something that seems awkward or unnecessary, I will change it. It’s art, people…there are no mistakes in art!
It all started eons ago. I always admired her because she never looked like a super model when she was doing things on TV. She seemed much more interested in what she was doing rather then how she looked while doing it. I love that attitude! Hair not perfectly coiffed? Doesn’t affect her ability to wield a hot glue gun!
I drifted away. I got my iPad. She had an interactive magazine…well, I’m sure you can guess the rest. I pour through each issue of Martha Stewart Living. There are things I want to do! This month I am inspired to make ganache to frost a cake and make some truffles!
Martha even made her way into knitting! The article in Holiday Vogue Knitting about her and her new yarn, made me love her even more. She’s determined to make good-quality products for people. I had to have the yarn!
See what I did with it? I made a cowl. The Llama Verde cowl pattern I got at Mosaic Yarn Studio at this summer’s yarn crawl. Martha’s yarn feels sooooo good. It was inexpensive. I found it at Michael’s.
I watched a Martha Stewart representative on the Home Shopping Network earlier this week. Now I want her punches! Her scoring board! Her glitter! Her stamps! And I don’t even do paper crafting any more!
This Martha Stewart girl crush could become mighty expensive…
Do you craft? Admire any craft idols? Anyone you want to turn me on to?!