If you haven't gathered that I am Type A yet, then my plan to fool you has worked! Mwahahhaaaa! A couple weeks ago Buzzfeed posted this article that read like a checklist of my brain.  I put it in crafty terms because seriously, they nailed it!

28 Ways to Tell If You Are a Type A Crafter:

(psst! I put that title in calming lavender so you won't stress out…)

1. Most of the Time You're Stressed Out About Making Crafts.

And If You Aren't Making Crafts, You're Stressed Out.

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2. Basically you only have one mode for everything you craft: URGENT  

3. Being Late for ANYTHING is NOT an option.

I'd rather not go to the crop than show up late!

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4. The speed between your phone buzzing and you re-pinning can only be described as superhuman.

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5. Until your craft project is completed, you will be an utter nervous wreck!

OMG Becky, did she just look at my craft project with the stink eye?!

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6. When people tell you to “calm down” or “just relax”, it drives you INSANE.

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7. And when you do try to craft, you can't even do it in a relaxed manner. Craft hard, baby!

Talk fast and craft faster, I say! Get this stuff DONE!

8. Weekends aren't for relaxing; they're just an opportunity to MAKE MORE crafts, like scrapbooking.

Um, yeah?! That's why National Scrapbook Day turned into a whole weekend. 

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9. And shopping for craft supplies is nearly impossible, because not only are you too focused on which shade of fuchsia matches your paper, NO supply can meet your lofty standards.

On top of that, the store you buy the supplies at must meet your standards. Hey, I'm picky about who I give my money to as well! LOL

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10. You have to keep your Pinterest board ORGANIZED and cannot stand to have any unread notifications.

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11.  And this is your nightmare:

Because you should have to get a license before you can make crafts and post them online. “Crafts” like this:

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12. Waiting in line at Michael's is actually the most frustrating thing in the world.

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13. Actually, just the thought of wasting even one seed bead drives you INSANE.

So yes, you will pick beads out of carpet!

14. Craft Success isn't everything to you; it's the ONLY thing.

Shoot, even failures are an opportunity for success – just make a whole website based on your fails! Shazzam! SUCCESS. Namaste.

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15. Which complicates matters, because for you, every craft is a COMPETITION.

 I am the Iron Scrapper! Damn right, I won that shizz….

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16. You live and die by your to-make-for-a-gift list.

And guess, what, this is a printable that you can pin as well. Did you just DIE with glee right now? I know I did…

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17. Sometimes you will even write your lists on a handmade chalk board on your fridge. Why? It's PRACTICAL.

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18. Also, of course your calendar is ALWAYS full.

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19. Color-coding? Yeah, that's bascially second nature to you.

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20. You can't just multi-task when crafting; you have to MULTImultitask.

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21. You ALWAYS have to be in charge of the swap.

Here's where can you find some swaps to go manage! 

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22. It drives you INSANE when people are die-cutting too slow in front of you at the craft store die cut center.

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23. Actually, you're pretty pissed no one else can operate at the same pace as you. Ugh, preschool crafters!

What do you mean you can't tie dye a table cloth in a minute? smh….

24. All-nighters are a way of life for you. Is there any other way to crop?

Yes, I did Survivor Crop. Twice. Because Elena made me do it. I don't know that there was actually much CRAFTING going on but hey, cropping all night? Let's do this thing!

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25. You literally don't know how to procrastinate but you ARE an expert at procraftination.

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 26. Also, your body basically runs on caffeine as fuel.

That's how you have 25 empty coffee cans so you can do this with them:

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27. You don't bite off more craft than you can craft. Because you can craft it all.

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28. Yeah, being a type A crafter can be a bit stressful at time. JK, literally ALL the time. But it is all worth it, because if life were a craft, you would be WINNING it.

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Are you a Type A Crafter too?

 

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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12 thoughts on “Type A Crafter …. More Like Type AWESOME!

  1. Oh ny gosh! That’s definitely me. Even as I was reading this, I was supposed to be getting other things done to go to bed because it’s late. Lol

    Posted on June 4, 2014 at 10:23 pm
  2. Is there any other way to craft? This had me in hysterics…only I don’t pin at warp speed, but I do keep up to date with it daily…just in my own time!

    Posted on June 6, 2014 at 9:40 am
  3. OMG Jennifer! You know I am not a crafter, but I LOVE getting a glimpse into your mind with these posts! Too good =D

    Posted on June 6, 2014 at 10:38 am
    1. haha thanks so much!

      Posted on June 6, 2014 at 11:36 am
  4. Hahaha! These are too funny!

    Posted on June 15, 2014 at 10:33 am
    1. Thanks so much!

      Posted on June 15, 2014 at 6:44 pm
  5. LOL Hilarious stuff Jennifer! My big crafting days were 20 years ago. I did tons of boutiques and it got crazy!! The internet wasn’t big, but much of the rest was the same in crafting. Now I pretty much DON’T CRAFT and do most of my stuff on the computer creating graphic design. So I left my craftin’ crazies behind… but I love watching others get their craft on!!

    Posted on June 15, 2014 at 4:28 pm
  6. OMG – hilarious and oh so true! thanks for th laugh! ;)

    Posted on June 16, 2014 at 9:19 am
  7. Jennifer – I loved this. I’ve got to share this with everyone I know. Helps the noncrafters in the group understand the crafters. Thank you!

    Posted on June 16, 2014 at 3:51 pm
  8. I laughed the whole way through! Oh, goodness. Scott was reading over my shoulder and pointing out what I do.

    Posted on June 17, 2014 at 8:31 am
    1. LOL thanks!! Yaya!!!!!

      Posted on June 17, 2014 at 8:34 am