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15 Things Creative Crafty Girls Know To Be True

Are you the Martha Stewart of your barkada? If you're the crafty one in the group, everything on this list will totally make sense to you!

Crafting is no longer left to old ladies on rocking chairs. Behind those crochet needles and calligraphy nibs, are Candy Girls like you and me! If you can relate to any of these, then you’re definitely a crafter through and through.

  1. There's more to color than just ROYGBIV.
    We see the subtle differences between the million shades of the rainbow. Trying to explain the exact hue you want is always a struggle. I mean, you know that sea glass turquoise tint that's a cross between tiffany blue and ocean teal, right?

  2. We love color, and that can get expensive.
    Have you ever tried walking away from that Sharpie display with only one marker in hand? We have this problem of buying a favorite tool in all colors available. We just can't help it!

  3. There's more to travel than sight-seeing.
    We're just as excited as everyone to add a stamp to our passport. For crafters though, being a tourist means hitting up local art shops and specialty craft stores.

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  4. We don't quite know how to hold the purse strings.
    There's no such thing as window shopping, unless of course we're shopping for windows. When it comes to more pens, nibs or notebooks, it’s really hard to say no!

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  5. Don't offer us any freebies. We take in all strays.
    The only answer to the question "Do you have a use for this?" is "Of course!" We may not have a use for it now, but we'll definitely find one later.

  6. We don't procrastinate. We procraftinate.
    Yes, yes, I know I have a paper to write. I'm just doing some lettering for inspiration, and to help break this writer's block. It should work. Hopefully, before the paper's due!

  7. We lug around much more than we'll ever need in any given day.
    The reason our bags are so huge is because we carry all the things we think we might need. Don't ask me if I have a pen, of course I have one. What color did you need? An ultra-fine tip one?

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  8. Chipped polish is the look I was going for, yes.
    Crafter hands go through a lot. Polish can't withstand all the paper folding, stamp carving, and calligraphy ink dipping. Choose between perfectly manicured nails or doing what we love? We think the answer's pretty clear.

  9. We have an insatiable need to hoard notebooks.
    There's no leaving home without a notebook. Hey, you never know when the next great idea will hit you. With a bit of luck, we'll remember in which notebook we wrote that brilliant project plan in.

  10. "I have enough yarn/thread/pens/washi/paper/nibs/watercolor/ink," said no crafter ever.
    You know that feeling of standing in front of your closet, feeling like you have nothing to wear? We always feel like we're all out of good craft supplies. #CrafterProblems, for sure.

  11. Organizing your craft room is like getting sucked into a black hole.
    Organizing your stash is nearly impossible. While fixing a section of your workstation, you're bound to unearth something you haven't used in a while. Refer to procraftinating above.

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  12. We're tickled pink by the thought of a beach trip.
    Beach trips get us all excited, and not for reasons you might think. We think that sand and sun make for perfect crafting weather. We don't need to take a dip in the water. Knotting a friendship bracelet in a hammock on the shore is our little pocket of heaven.

  13. Please don't ask us to price what we make.
    We love making stuff for friends. We'll make you a bag, a scarf, a work of art. Whatever you want, we're all for it. Just don't make things awkward by asking how much it costs. It's hard to put a price tag on anything handmade.

  14. Who needs yoga when you can craft?
    Some days are tougher than others. We craft away stress or the blues with some alone time, one stitch at a time.

  15. We have a barkada, and also a circle of crafter friends.
    We love our besties, but we also love our crafter friends. These kindred spirits speak our language and get our silly crafty quirks like no one else could!

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Mikko Sumulong
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Mikko Sumulong grew up in a family full of artists, bakers and makers. She caught the craft bug early, and is not afraid to pass it on.
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To the Person Who Does Not Know Any 1D Song

By: CJ Reyno

Never in my wildest dream I imagined to meet someone who does not know a single One Direction song or who does not even know, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson, Liam Payne, Niall Horan, and err… Zayn Malik. How did you spend your teenagehood without listening to their songs? The disrespect to my #StyPayHorLikSon. My initial reaction, Vas Happenin’?

Since I was 12 years old, that was way back on 2012, One Direction songs have been my official life soundtrip, my go-to songs whenever I feel happy, sad, mad, excited, and etch. I can still remember how people went crazy just to attend their concert here in the Philippines. I must admit, I was one of those. LOL. The group was also dubbed as, “The Biggest Boyband in the World”. They were an era. You really left me in awe when you told me that you do not know a single One Direction song. Their songs are gold. But I was a little hopeful when a new messaged popped up on our conversation, “Hey I know one, Make You Beautiful”.

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You do not know how my world collapsed after reading your message. I would like to say that I appreciate the effort, thanks, but they do not have a song entitled, Make You Beautiful, because it is, What Makes You Beautiful. I tried to explain but you said that they are just the same. (Tip: Never fight with a Directioner when it comes to this because we will not let our guards down). No! They are not the same. How can you make this big mistake? LOL. What Makes You Beautiful is One Direction’s debut song. Almost everyone knows this, “you’re insecure, don’t know what for,” ring a bell? The music video of this surpassed 1 billion views on Youtube. On my 21 years of existence, you are the very first person who told me this “I-Thought-It-Was-A-Joke-But-You-Are-Serious” statement.

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As a persuasive fangirl, I thought to myself that I should make you appreciate their music, that you should know that it is What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. The group may be in hiatus but their music is and will always remain superior. You are hard-headed lad. We even when to the point where you challenged me to treat so I can make you watch their music video. Am I even surprised that I agreed to this? HAHA. I feel like an agent trying to persuade her customer to buy a property on our company. You do not know how happy I was when you sent me your video listening to What Makes You Beautiful. I felt like I successfully closed a deal with my client. Not to exaggerate but I really jumped because of happiness after watching your video. It was the first message I checked that morning. Thank you for your effort, so much appreciated. Funny how our conversation starts with your innocence on One Direction until it goes deeper and last longer. Up All Nigh conversations which turned to almost Midnight Memories. Ironic how a Directioner had developed an admiration on someone who dislikes her favorite boys? Just like One Direction’s song, Change My Mind, “Never felt like this before. Are we friends or are we more?” I guess, like Liam’s line on Love You Goodbye, “It's inevitable everything that's good comes to an end. It's impossible to know if after this we can still be friends.”

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I was happy that I made you listen to One Direction. At least I made you appreciate and made you aware that there is a song called, What Makes You Beautiful, not Make You Beautiful. I am happy that you already found your Girl Almighty. Wish me luck on finding my Summer Love. xoxo, Your Directioner friend

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