Why do you craft?

Thanks to everyone for some really great insight, on both sides, on our post dealing with how consumerism and crafting mix. Keep it going!

Over on Stephanie’s personal blog, she posted a really well-thought-out response to our question. Definitely check it out if you haven’t seen it yet. In her post Steph mentioned that not enough people talk about WHY they craft. And I agree. There are the quick answers- I love meeting new people, I’m into repurposing old goods, extra cash is always great, etc. But think of the bigger picture with this one- what’s the passion behind your making?

I’ll start. I have many reasons, but the biggest it’s keeping my creative force in my busy brain alive.

What about you? Why do you craft?