Recently I received a very unkind comment on my YouTube video showing my scrap room. The comment basically said that my scrap room wasn’t a scrap room, it was a “living room cluttered with scrap stuff”. My response was “In my eyes, it is a scrap room with a tv and a couch”, It’s all how you look at it. I may not have the prettiest or fanciest craft room but I have a place where I can create and keep all of my supplies together and it so happens to be where my living room used to be.
While I don’t owe an explanation to this less than kind crafter, I happen to craft in my living room because I am a single mom of two young men and we rarely use the living room. It is close to my bedroom and is downstairs and is a big enough room to hold all of my stuff. We do have an extra sun room that I could use but it’s much too small. This is why I chose to turn my living room into a craft/scrap room. I don’t need to explain that I’m not rich and don’t have the luxury of a second income to help pay for my hobby but it’s a fact. Does this make me unhappy? Not at all! I do what I can with what I have and that’s what we all should do.
Why anyone would care enough to judge where another person crafts is beyond me but this person showed me that she must be very unhappy in her own life to take the time to criticize where another crafter crafts.
I do not plan on changing a thing. I love my craft room and have worked very hard over the years to get everything organized and looking just the way it looks now. It works for me and it makes me happy and that’s all that matters. In fact, I’m PROUD of my scrap room. If you want to take a break from scrapping and sit on the couch and watch tv, it’s all right there. How much more convenient can it get? LOL
So my message to anyone who reads this is, it matters not WHERE you create, what matters is THAT you create. So whether you have one of those professionally designed scrap rooms that you see pinned on pinterest, or a makeshift corner in your kitchen, keep on crafting and don’t ever let anyone make you feel bad about it.