Collector. Gatherer. Shopper. Acquisitionist.
All adjectives that can describe those of us with hobbies that require "supplies" - woodworking, crafting, scrapbooking, sewing, beading, painting, etc. But here are some questions to ask yourself.
Surprise - it doesn't! It is the actual DOING of the projects - using the supplies we've collected to create and express our individuality that makes us artists, scrapbookers, quilters...(insert your favorite hobby here...)!
Is collecting supplies fun, inspiring, and social? Heck yes! We wouldn't do it if it wasn't! That being said, I see lots of situations where we're so over that stage and don't really see ourselves actually doing the projects. Then what? Time to Move On (read more here).
Still passionate about the hobby? Try focusing on the actual doing and watch your creativity bloom. If you don't get the joy out of the doing as you used to (or that all the advertising promised you that you would), remember it is OK to move on to bigger and better doings.
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