Reverb 10: Make


What was the last thing you made? What materials did you use? Is there something you want to make, but you need to clear some time for it?

Unlike what seems to be the vast majority of bloggers, who all seem to have Etsy shops and make cool necklaces and bracelets out of rusty tin cans and other things found lying around the houseI’m not a crafter. I can’t even draw! I get the cold sweats at the mere mention of Pictionary. Ask me to draw anything trickier than a house or a car and I freeze. (My sketch of a bicycle was once mistaken for carrots. No joke.)

No, the last thing I made would have been something food related. I bake at least once a week, and at least one of my days off is usually spent mostly in the kitchen. While I am probably better at cooking (marginally) as it’s less of a science than baking, I have a strange addiction to playing with dough. Whether it’s pizza dough or cookie dough, I could spend all day kneading and mushing and rolling. And the very last thing I made was shortbread, which was surprisingly easy and most of all, DELICIOUS.

One thing I would like to do is update my vision board. The name is a little misleading; it’s not very visionary at al. It’s more of a motivation board, really. Pictures to remind me of my goals and motivate me to accomplish them. Before embarking on that though, I need to sit down and nut out some resolutions for 2011.

In other news: Thanks to Miss T at Prairie EcoThrifter for including me in this week’s Carnival of Personal Finance! I’m currently leaning towards shelling out for the full car insurance, but would love your input if you haven’t already weighed in.

And the news you’ve been waiting for: The winner of my $60 CSN Stories giveaway is…Gem! Yay, I’m emailing you right now.

9 thoughts on “Reverb 10: Make

  • Reply FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com December 7, 2010 at 13:41

    I too am not crafty. I like buying crafts… but not making them

    Mmm shortbread. It’s easy? I ought to try it then.

  • Reply Lesley December 7, 2010 at 15:01

    Vegan shortbread! It does look like a pretty simple recipe. I will have to try that.

    You know, it’s so much more fun playing Pictionary with people who can’t draw! 🙂

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  • Reply gem December 7, 2010 at 16:16

    I read the email when I was at work today and I grinned like a crazy person and totally said outloud, “It’s like Christmas!” Which was so fitting as I was standing in the middle of a department store decked out in holiday decorations. So excited, yay, thank you, weeee!

  • Reply Vinita December 7, 2010 at 22:32

    I’m terrible at craft too but you have inspired me to start baking!

  • Reply Riley December 8, 2010 at 01:42

    Like you, I don’t have an etsy, so I’m kinda lost on this prompt. I’ll probably stew on it for the rest of the day until I get that ah ha! moment.

    I always marvel at people who can cook. Such a strange skill! I love people who really cook well. It’s like knowing someone who can sing and dance. It’s a skill I’ll never acquire.

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  • Reply findingserenity2010 December 9, 2010 at 17:30

    Agreed that cooking is not just a skill, but a talent. It sounds like you have a passion for it, too.

    Just keep in mind: Making food makes you plenty of friends in no time at all 🙂

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