1.09.2009

i'm a maker...

that's what i am...a maker. i have always been one. i love to make things. seriously, people would ask my hobbies or i would have to fill out the questionnaire at church when you first move in and it asks what are your talents...and i just put, i make things.

*i make food: i love to bake and cook and try new things, although i'm not super adventurous without a recipe but then sometimes i make up my own....
*i make lists: kendall jokes that i make a master list of all my lists...i just like to stay organized and a list is the way i do it, plus if i don't write it down...it doesn't get done because i'll forget:)
*i make things: i love to sew, create...do....just make. i make bags, baby things, make things new again (repair broken clothing items etc.)
*i like to make my house pretty. although right now...i feel uninspired about the house because, let's be real, we are moving in 5 months SOMEWHERE...don't know where yet, and i just don't want to deal with this house much more right now;)

but i am a maker. i love to handmake presents and gifts, for christmas or anytime...it's fun for me and relaxing and cool when i see the result. so that's my self-revelatory moment. thanks for that:)

what are some words that you associate with yourself?

8 comments:

Marisa said...

Jen, I'm so glad that you do make things! I want you to make me a baby sling soon! I am not PG or anything, but I will be again one day and I want one before you move away!

Mariley Johnson said...

a talented maker you are.
I consier myself a maker too. but i'll go a little farther and say that I'm a cheap maker. I like to make things for little $.

Jackie said...

Thanks for the music again! You also MAKE me happy. You are definitely a maker. I am an achiever. I've learned to tone it down though so I'm not always comparing myself to some unattainable thing or person. I just like to make goals and achieve them. It's the process that's the thrill now, instead of the end result. Sewing probably taught me that. I've made so many ugly things, but it was fun trying.

Jackie said...

By the way, it was the Savage Garden song that I was craving. Now I know what it is. I think I always just listened and took it for granted. I'm so bad with remembering artist names and titles of songs.

Lacey said...

I love your description...by golly- I'm a maker too and I'm smart enough, good enough, and people like me! ;)

I love you Jen and all your creative energy makes me a better maker too!

rachel said...

okay I would say I am a maker but then I would be a liar. I am definitely more of a shopper, enjoyer of other's talents, thinker, talker, laugher, blogger and many other er words. I have much to learn from you. I am so glad you are kind enough to let me!! You are wonderful!

Heather said...

i am a tryer! i like to try as much as i can, but am not always good at everything i try! but that's totally ok with me. at least i tried right!

The Jones Family said...

sounds just like me! i love to decorate, cook, make any types of crafts, scrapbook, etc. and my fridge...oh about 6 different lists :) i think i'll steal your word!