I admit it, I find it very hard to throw things out. I am a multicrafter and I never know what direction my inspiration will take. I see things like containers, fibres, old clothes, leather scraps, paper, and the list goes on and I wonder….hmmm could I use that at some point?
Explaining this to others is complicated. They see a pile of garbage and I see a ready source of supplies when inspiration strikes. Sometimes you need the smallest scrap of fabric in a very specific colour, sometimes a piece of wire in a certain gauge…you really can’t predict the needs of a multicrafter. And there is something heartbreaking in having to buy something when you “had” it at one point and decided it didn’t warrant the space it took up.
I truly like to believe that I am not alone in this. Although family and friends might believe I am. I try very hard to keep my supplies from over-running the family’s living space, but I am not always successful. I believe that living with a “creative-type” comes with it’s own set of rules. We need extra space, we need a little chaos, we need a comfortable place to create.
So, please keep that in mind if you like the handmade items you receive from a friend or relative. We aren’t hoarders, we aren’t slobs, we just need to to keep our inspirations close at hand 😉