Sunday, December 29, 2013

I'm Sorry Crafters, I've Been Cheating on You

I am very, very sorry.  I didn't mean for it to happen.  One day I was inking, trimming and gluing and the next minute, I was obsessed with another.  Yes, I've fallen in love with Legos.

Our cable and internet was out for a few days and to pass the time, I started sorting my son's tens of thousands of Legos; something I have daydreamed about doing for years.  It was so cathartic that for days after our technology was up and running, I continued to separate each and every piece into a system of organization. 
I found these little drawers at the Dollar Tree!
Picked this cart up at Michael's for 60% + another 20%= $30!
Then Santa brought me my very own Lego set.  I had never built a set of my own so it was new and exciting.

Well, lets just say Legos had me at hello.  I started assembling and my heart skipped a beat.  Tinkering with color and texture and design was a familiar kind of wonderful but the unexpected surprises that came about by following the building instructions was such a rush.  Within a few days I had sore fingers, an amazing mini city with all kinds of cool features and lots of new skills for creating Lego details.

Since that first set, I have taken apart and rebuilt several of my son's sets with a wonderful sense of satisfaction.  It has been a guilty pleasure, but I realize I cannot neglect my craft life any longer.  Without paper, glitter, Cricut and bling, I am not my true, authentic self.  So I am here, hat in hand, ready to create the very best crafts I can.  I will make it up to you, I promise.


  1. I have loved Legos since I was a little girl. I always wanted to play at my neighbor's house because he got the castle set when it came out (20+ years ago) and I thought it was the coolest!!! :)

  2. I love Legos, which is a good thing, since my 6 year old son, got 4 new sets for Christmas. We have had a great time in the living room floor putting together his sets and making our own new creations. I thought that I was the only one with this guilty pleasure.

  3. That's why there are so many adults playing at the Lego exhibits in museums and Legoland. You made some awesome creations.

  4. I am so glad I found this post! I love, love, love LEGOS. My boys are teens now and are not as interested in them but we have THOUSANDS of Legos so i have decided that I am going to claim them as my own and start playing with them. I too find if very cathartic to organize them. The only bad part is when I pull them out to organize them my boys think" Hey Mom is playing with Legos lets help her". LOL So glad there are others out there like me. Crafty with a side of Legos!