I would consider myself to be a practical person. I sew and knit items for myself (and others, if feeling generous) to wear or use. I don't make things which are largely decorative because I don't like a lot of unnecessary clutter, so why would I spend time knitting a cake (a favourite example) or making biscuits out of felt?
This is my most recent crochet project:
A cafetiere cosy. It was a great, easy project for a crochet newbie like me plus it used up scraps of stash yarn. I'm really chuffed with the finished article but I really like that it serves a function, in keeping the cafetiere warm. This is why I love tea cosies as a similar project perfect for stash busting and with a practical use. Tea cosies are often maligned as the epitome of amateur crafting and I can understand how my cafetiere cosy might seem naff, but surely it is a great example of a practical item?
What do you think? Are there some items you consider just too naff, or even types of crafting you think are too twee for you?
Bend Like The Green Reed
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