The Crafty Cubanita was born after an hour sitting at my crafting table (kitchen table) staring at my 30 lbs of buttons. Yep, I was that into button art. I made button hearts, button letters, button teapots and even a button cow.
I don’t know about you, but when I jump into something, I jump into it wholeheartedly and with every ounce of my being. And, I jumped into the art scene in a HUGE way. I imagined myself the button art champion of the world, and I envisioned people flocking from all corners of the earth to view my button art collection. Yes, I’m that pitiful.
I scoured the countryside looking for those special buttons that my masterpieces needed. I went to flea markets, antique stores, Hobby Lobby, JoAnn Fabrics and even Goodwill. If you had buttons, I would come.
So, of course, I had amassed a fortune in my craft along the way. And, I truly mean a fortune!
I first started by placing some of my art pieces in my house. I then began sharing my newfound talent with friends and family. So, of course, I started giving away some of my creations. Then, after I fully ran that gamut, I tried selling them locally. But, I live in a tiny Texas town and the market for button art is frankly very small.
Then reality hit me. It hit HARD! I had invested a mint in supplies and no one was beating a path to my door. I had run out of outlets for my beautiful creations. Very somber reality.
So, with this awareness should I just put these buttons in a back corner of my closet and perhaps find a new hobby (I mean life)?
Or do I just accept that it’s fun to be a button crafter and continue with my crafting craze? You hear about crazy cat ladies; I could become the crazy button lady!
What do you do with 30 lbs. of buttons, when you have exhausted every outlet known to man? What does an obsessive crafter do?
Well, she opens a blog, of course! And, looks for like-minded crafters (kindred spirits) who share her obsession with creating beautiful things!
So, here I am happy to share my crafts with the world. So glad you popped in!
And, while you’re here, you may want to go to the craft section and learn how to make gorgeous button art. After seeing the beautiful things you can make, you’ll better understand my button affliction!
Or, you could head on over to the recipe section and learn how to cook an authentic Cuban picadillo! The recipe makes a lot but you’ll be so glad you did!
Anyway, thanks for stopping by and do visit me often! I don’t want to be the lonely Cubanita!
Adiós amigos y amigas!