We are so excited to announce our newest Think Crafts contributor, Sammy from the blog Seriously, Sammy?! She’ll be inspiring us with creative ways to repurpose and personalize with a few wedding DIY’s thrown in.
Creativity, crafts, imagining things and somehow constructing and creating things are such a part of me that I can’t seem to remember my life without valuing these things. It’s always been a part of how I process things and fills my heart with song. When I was eight years old, I recall looking at a corrugate box. I flipped it over, covered it with some scrap fabric (with a bold birds of paradise design on it) and stapled the edges. I topped it off with a vase, candle and other decorative pieces including my favorite hello kitty pencil box. I told my mom, “You don’t need to worry about spending money on getting me a desk. I made myself one!” To top it off, my friends loved my desk and wanted one too. Double Score! For as long as I remember, this is how my mind has worked. What can I make? How can I repurpose something? How can I make something with heart-work and give it a personal touch? Maybe this stems from the fact that as a child, I was poor that it was necessary? I don’t know if my creative energy comes from living in an almost reality and craving an utmost fantasy.
These days, I have more means than I did at the tender age of eight and while I don’t need to create a desk for myself anymore, it does not mean that I immediately order what I want. “Just because I can, does not mean I should,” are some words that I try to remind myself. So, I try to look at other resources, options, and if I don’t like what’s available, I often make it. I enjoy many different types of crafts. Wreath making, gift wrapping, card making, making ornaments, floral arrangements, making crepe paper flowers, it’s an endless list! When I am not busy crafting up things up for my sixteen nieces and nephews (yes, sixteen!), I am busy blogging at www.seriouslysammy.com and planning for my wedding. Speaking of which, my latest obsession includes wedding DIYs!!! I currently reside in Los Angeles where I am a sales consultant. I also struggle with a serious weakness for nachos. Seriously, the struggle is real.