Thursday, August 16, 2012

One Freaking Craftastic Day

Some women are into crafts. Some women are not. Some of these women come together every Wednesday for a women's bible study group. One week they decided to make diaper cakes for a baby shower. A list was passed around and too soon it landed in the nervously sweaty hands of the least crafty woman in town: Me.

My first thought was "my tummy hurts". My second thought was "cheap and easy". Then my eyes landed on it - clear rubber bands. Quick! Write your name down before someone else grabs it!


Waiting until the last possible day, I set out for my local craft store, Michael's "Where Creativity Happens". HA! I thought they might have a poster with my face on it behind the cash register reading "non-crafter - proceed with caution". After wandering around with drool pooling in the corner of my mouth and a blank look on my face, I was carefully approached by a young man who asked if I was finding what I was looking for.

Me: Um...rubber bands?

He: Rubber bands?

Me: Yes, clear rubber bands, please.

He: We don't carry rubber bands.

Me: I'm doing a craft project that requires rubber bands.

He: We don't carry rubber bands.

Me: I need clear ones.

He: We don't carry rubber bands.

Me: I don't understand. I'm making a craft project that requires rubber bands. You're a craft store, right?

He: Yes.

Me: Great. Can you tell me which aisle has the clear and crafty type of rubber bands?

He: Ma'am, we don't carry rubber bands.

Me: Crap.

So...2 hours, 4 stores, half a tank of gas and a little bit of vodka later, after frantically facebooking crafty people to help me, I end up at my local department store hair care aisle and find the damn rubber bands.

And that, my friends, is one freaking craftastic day.

Never. Again.


Pahla said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! That would so happen to me, too. Non-crafty doesn't even cover it.

ajh said...

What in the world are diaper cakes.

Great card in the beginning.

Kate Geisen said...

JULIE!!! I think we're long-lost sisters.

Says the girl who went to 5 different stores to buy markers the night before school started. If there was no last minute, I'd never get anything done.

Jill said...

Hahahah! I was going to scream at you to run to Target - my daughter uses clear rubber bands in her hair all the time. Next time, call me in advanced, I can spare you that bottle of Vodka.

Or...maybe not! ;)

Average Woman Runner said...

HA! That is exactly what would happen to me if I tried to be crafty.
Thank goodness for the "little bit of vodka later."

Terzah said...

Laughing laughing! And put me on the sister list for this one. People ask me why I'm a librarian for grown-ups instead of kids....and NOT having to do crafts is a big part of the reason why.

Christy @ My Dirt Road Anthem: A Runner's Blog said...

This totally explains why I don't craft. I don't have the patience to look for the right stuff and don't have the patience to assemble it either. Great job finally finding some!

Stephanie said...

This just made me laugh out loud. I promise you...even crafty ladies have no clue where to get stuff sometimes. I wouldn't have had the foggiest idea where to start looking for clear rubber bands.

Julie said...