If you do any sort of crafting you most likely have heard the words, "If I had time like you have..." or "You have too much time on your hands" These thoughtless comments make me cringe! Thankfully I've never heard these words spoken to me personally but I've seen comments like these posted on facebook on other people's posts.
Dear Friend, if you have spent many hours handcrafting something, hours you really don't have to spare and then with relief and satisfaction post a picture of it on facebook for others to see and enjoy only to hear, "You have too much time on your hands" then this post is for you!
I know the time you don't have and I know the overtime you have put in to make the things you do. I know the time you put in is overtime! You have sacrificed sleep, your hands are sore, your back hurts a bit and you drink way too much coffee! And I also know that you love it and that crafting is your way of expressing yourself. You put time, effort and feeling into your craft. So I just wanted to give you an online "High Five" and say, "Craft on!! You rock!" That thing you made is awesome and you should be proud!
And for the rest of you, hopefully you are very few in number, if you are guilty of saying such things as, "you have too much time on your hands" please refrain from saying such things in the future. It's not nice. It takes away from all the work that goes into handcrafting and it's demoralizing. Comments like that are needless and thoughtless. "Wow, that is awesome" will do nicely instead for we don't have anymore time in the day than you have. We have just put in some overtime!