"you know you’re a Craftaholic when…."

be prepared to laugh your crafty little butts off! this is seriously the funniest post ever!! this is for all of us Craftaholics to sit back and laugh at ourselves. enjoy!
just for fun, grab a pen and paper and write down the number(s) of your fav craftaholic-isms. then at the end of the post, leave a comment with the #’s and i’m going to award the winner a very, very special prize next week :o)
“You know you’re a Craftaholic when….”
  1. Your 3-year-old sees your brother’s tattoo and says, “I like your stamp!” -Tomi Ann Hill
  2. You feel uncomfortable just contemplating NOT giving someone something handmade for their birthday-Tomi Anne Hill
  3. Your finance-guru husband says, “Crafting is to Heidi what excel spreadsheet modeling is to me.”  -Heidi @ Made by Heidi
  4.  You salvage your old maternity underwear and turn them into bean bags for your kids. -Stephanie
  5. You spend a majority of your time looking at all the crafting blogs trying to find your next perfect project! -Kathy Ladle @ The Latest Scoop, Too
  6. Your cat is consistently covered in glitter and hot glue strings. -Laura @ Along for the Ride
  7. Your husband puts you on time-out from the thrift store. -Michelle @ A Little Tipsy 
  8. Your glue gun sits next to your toaster on the kitchen counter. -Michelle @ A Little Tipsy
  9. Whenever you go shopping you end up buying nothing because you think you can make everything by yourself! -Sara @ The Crafty Ungoddess
  10. While planning a journey abroad you make tons of research for craft and fabric stores instead of museums and monuments! -Sara @ The Crafty Ungoddess
  11. While packing for a journey, you leave room in your luggage for all the wonderful crafty things you will buy! -Sara @ The Crafty Ungoddess
  12. You look at every dress/skirt/etc in the street and think “that fabric would make a beautiful craft”Magda @ Duas Estrelinhas
  13. You haven’t thought about food all day and it’s now 3 p.m.  Amazing new fad diet, anyone? -Heather @ Lucky Star Lane
  14. you save any and every scrap of something pretty so that you can turn into something amazing. -Katrina @ Three G’s Crafts
  15. You go out shopping and instead of buying something you like, you sketch it so you can go home and make it yourself! -Jen @ Our Change of Art
  16. There are no solid colored shirts in your kids’ closets because you’ve crafted on every single one of them. -Michelle @ Do You Smell That?
  17. You pass the craft store and have to tell yourself out loud: “No. Groceries first!” -Kat @ A Little Bit of Random
  18. Your guests have to sleep on the couch because you have a craft room instead of a guest room. -ChristinA @ Photography by CMC
  19. You know you are a craftaholic when….your craft room is organized to a tee but the rest of your house is a disaster. – Kandy @ Kandy’s Krafts
  20. You would rather spend the day at a craft store than at the mall.-Kandy @ Kandy’s Krafts
  21. Your table is so piled with your craft supplies that you have to eat dinner in the living room on a bar stool. -Jessica @ Home and Holiday Keepsakes
  22. Sweeping up the floor, you find more pins than dust! -Julia @ The World is My Oyster  
  23. You see a cute accessory on someone on the street and instead of thinking, “Ooh I wonder where she bought that,” you think “Ooh, i could totally makes that! and probably for cheaper than she paid for it!” -Julia @ The World is My Oyster
  24. On a regular basis, your kids ask, “Are we going to A.C.Moore today?” -Kristine @ Creative Crochet
  25. Your walk in closet has more craft supplies than clothes. -Kristine @ Creative Crochet
  26. Your husband asks you if he still needs to save the empty paper towel rolls and then, eventually does it without asking. -Julie@ Singing Three Little Birds
  27. The majority of your day dreaming is about refashioning the latest article of clothing that was added to an already HUGE stash. -Sarah @ Sunshine Baby
  28. The family goes hungry and asks what time it is…-“when are we going to eat?” -Katarina from Sweden
  29. You collects things your friends throw away. Recycling! -Katarina from Sweden
  30. You ask your husband not to throw the toilet paper roll away because your going to create something out of it, and then he looks at you like you are on drugs or something. -Marcia 
  31. When you aren’t sure if your finger tips are sore from pressing the spray paint can, or using the hot glue gun too many times. -Chantal
  32. You go to work with paint/glue/sparkles/threads/etc stuck to you. -Julie Link
  33. You see someone wearing a really cool t-shirt and contemplate asking them if you can have it to refashion for your 2-yr-old. -Julie Link
  34. You have pocket in your purse dedicated to Joann’s, Michael’s and Hobby Lobby coupons. -Julie Link
  35. You ask your hubby if you can take your sewing machine on vacation with you. -Julie Link
  36. You hoard magazines and blog posts of other’s craft ideas! -Julie Link
  37. You know you are a blogging crafter when the whole room is a mess except for the area you are photographing! –Miss Little Brown House
  38. When the only thing unpacked and set up in your new home is your sewing table and machine.-Ellie
  39. When you save shiny gum wrappers to use as canvas backgrounds. -SueAnn
  40. When you own at least 20 types of glue. -SueAnn
  41. You start pulling apart someone’s handmade gift to see how they made it before even saying “thank you.” -Sheryl Coe
  42. When your craft table is part of your living room furniture and never taken down. -Lisa
  43. When I start spending my husbands personal budget on crafting things (because I’m already over budget on mine and the kids…) -Aubrey
  44. You have more pictures loaded on your computer of your crafts than your kids. -Brooke @ Making It Domestic
  45. Your Husband has to build a shed to make space in your home, because all the material you have. Tania @ Super QT on the Hill
  46. Your kids know all the names and locations of craft stores and quilt shops in the county. Tania @ Super QT on the Hill
  47. Your children put their arms straight out the second you come out with a measuring tape. -Kelsee
  48. You no longer have finger prints from the hot glue gun burns. -Kelsee
  49. You sit in a movie and instead of watching the story line, you are looking at their clothes or how the house is decorated and making lots of mental notes on how you can make them for yourself. -Kelsee
  50. You blow the budget on fabric because there was a good sale. -Sharla @ My Little Gems
  51. Your sewing machine lives on the kitchen table and you leave it there all the time. -Sharla @ My Little Gems
  52. You start looking at everyday things – like a shoelace, or a crayon or an old frame and think of something you could make out of it. -Sharla @ My Little Gems
  53. You’ve become a gun enthusiast- glue gun, staple gun, nail gun!-Kara
  54.  Your hubby tells you that you have more inventory in your craft room at home than the actual craft store in your town does -Lori @ Live Laugh Love Create
  55. Your husband drives 20 miles an hour over the speed limit on trash days, in fear you might find something in other’s trash you want to “alter”-Tracy
  56. Your husband tries to keep it secret that he’s going to Lowe’s or Home Depot. – Tracy
  57. You transfer all your cereal into glass canisters just so you can use the “good boxes” for patterns or chipboard substitutes. -Tracy
  58. It’s 1pm and you’re still in your jammies with your hair a mess, the kids have entertained themselves by trashing the house, but you’ve just completed the cutest little craft project! -Carol
  59. You yell across the office “I want that box (or envelope) if you don’t want it.” -Debbie @ Snippets of Whimsy
  60. You hardly ever buy new clothes because it cuts into your crafting money.-Debbie @ Snippets of Whimsy
  61. The biggest reason your husband is excited to buy a new house is so YOU can have a craft room where HE can unceremoniously toss any and all ‘craft stuff’ he finds in the rest of the house.-submitted by Maggie’s HUSBAND
  62. Your 6 year old son uses the word fabric in everyday coversation! -Lindsey
  63. Your 3yr old child asks why you didn’t go to the fabric store today as if something is wrong. -Big and Little with Odd Socks
  64. You are trying to concentrate on getting a new recipe right and the colour and shape of the food makes you think of all the new things you can create. (extra sad when you actually draw new designs onto the floured board) -Big and Little with Odd Socks
  65. Your kids get stains on their clothes and instead of pre-treating you think of cute crafts with the fabric. -Fun with Aunt Kadra Louise
  66. You tell friends and neighbors to stop throwing veggie cans away, so they can be decorated and used for table centerpieces for the high school band banquet. -Fun with Aunt Kadra Louise

ladies, you are hilarious! thanks to each of you for submitting your craftaholic-isms!

*now, leave a comment with your favs. the winning Craftaholic will get a special prize next week :)*
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Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥
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  1. 51
    KatOfDiamonds

    Gotta love our addiction!
    Craftaholics Unite!

  2. 52
    Kelsee

    These are all so funny because they're true. I relate to so many of these! So fun!

    #47,48,49

  3. 53
    Stacy

    #4 is my fav. In fact I laughed so hard I wet my underwear, but now I know I can salvage them and make something fabulous! Thank you for this list! I no longer feel so alone1

  4. 54
    Melanie

    #4 is simply hilarious, but #58 is me to a T!!

  5. 55
    Koek en Knutsel

    I love this post! it's hilarious!
    My boyfriend puts me on time-out at craft stores, and book stores too!
    my fav numbers are
    2, 5, 7, 9, 14, 53, 58

  6. 56
    laterg8r

    my fave is the husband who drives 20 over the speed limit on trash day LOL :D

    my dh loves to get free stuff from the trash too LOL :D

    i could relate to lots of these!!

  7. 57
    Jennifer Rzasa

    #18 s sooo true!

  8. 58
    Clarissa

    Very hilarious!
    I can relate to 2,5,7,9,10,12,14,17,20,21,23,29,30,34,36,42,52,59,61.

    I even think about crafts when I play tennis with my husband :o)

  9. 59
    Lori S.

    Too funny! I vote: 7, 43, & 54 :)

  10. 60
    MindyMindy

    Oh these are awesome!!! I can relate to almost all of them!
    My fave's are…
    5, 15, 18, 36, 52, 58

    Great post!

  11. 61
    Clare

    Such an awesome list and so many of them are so true!
    I picked out just a few (hehehe)
    2,5,7,9,12,14,17,18,20,21,36,40,50,52,53 & 60.
    :D

  12. 62
    The Braley Bunch

    # 58 is the best and the story of my life!

  13. 63
    Nena Nadine

    5, 9, 14, and 37.

    I don't have kids so I couldn't relate to a lot of them

  14. 64
    The Answer Is Chocolate

    No way I can pick just one so:
    5,9,20,26,34,56 and that's being conservative.

  15. 65
    Nicole

    #30 is my favorite… I laughed out loud and my husband asked me what was so funny!!! I am new to this stuff and I am saving EVERYTHING!!! I love love love your blog!!!!

  16. 66
    Alison

    Too funny! I totally relate to 26 of these. We haven't eaten at the kitchen table in months because it's turned into my craft table! And my hubby just got rid of clothes so I could use the extra space in my walk-in closet for a craft cubby!! lol. Fun post, Linda!

  17. 67
    Crystal & Keith

    I haven't read all of them yet, but I liked 61–it was submitted by a husband:)

  18. 68
    Crystal & Keith

    I haven't read all of them yet, but I liked 61–it was submitted by a husband:)

  19. 69
    Jana

    #53 is my favorite! Very witty!! I also LOLed at #4.

  20. 70
    Kara

    Lol oh #4 made me laugh out loud!

  21. 71
    kladle

    So many…..56 made me chuckle, 61, 4 was pretty dang funny!

    Great post!

  22. 72
    JoAnna

    #53–Hilarious!

  23. 73
    Dpcustomdesign

    Love these!!!

    Favs – 8, 25, 28, 58

  24. 74
    Cadiedid

    So, like a good little 3rd grade teacher, I sat down with my pen and paper….. when i was done I had 8 different ones that apply to me! Craziness!!! I have to say that the following are oh.so.true: 5, 15, 20, 23, 36, and 49. Plus #4 is just hilarious and #7 has almost happened! Oh my, I think I need help… or I just need to continue crafting and just accept that this is the way of life ;) Thank you for a great laugh!

  25. 75
    Beth

    5, 9, 14, 38, 40, 58, and 60 are the ones I related to the MOST. The list would be much too long if I put every one I can relate to! Maybe I need help!

  26. 76
    Amanda

    Oooooh man! I started writing down the numbers on a small post-it and ended up using 3 of them!! Guess it's official now! :-)
    2,5,9,12,13,14,15,17,21,23,27,29,31,32,36,38,41,49,51,52,53,58,59 and……66.

    Gotta run…new idea for a craft just arrived!

  27. 77
    Amanda

    Oh, I should have put Amanda H (starts with "Oooooh man…". I didn't see there was another Amanda until I posted.

    so, that's me Amanda H

  28. 78
    Kathi

    What a sickness! But it does make a good diet. #53 made me laugh out loud! A gun enthusiast!

  29. 79
    Allyson/HBMomof2

    These were too funny. I loved 8, 15, 44, 47, 49 and 55. So many of these hit the mark for me! What a fun post.

  30. 80
    Anne

    #53- So true!

  31. 81
    Mrs. JoAnne Mabey

    As I read number 6, I looked at my cat and dog, and realized try were covered in fabric shreds, and 17 is a monthly occurrence here! Oops!! Super fun post Linda! Hope you are feeling ok!

  32. 82
    Natalie

    Well I first have to say I relate far too much to all of these! How about when your brothers and dad are helping you move, and there are more boxes of craft stuff than kitchen/bathroom/office/bedroom stuff!? I vote for #53!

  33. 83
    piccola samurai

    This was so much fun!!!!! I laughed so hard seeing me in almost 34 of these descriptions…
    My favs are: 2, 5, 23, 28, 49 and 58 (this last one is really what describes me best!)

  34. 84
    slommler

    I can relate to almost all of them. #59 has happened so often that people just automatically save things for me.
    #9 I still am collecting gum wrappers.
    #50 I have done more often than I care to mention. In fact, going out soon to do it again.
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  35. 85
    Tonia @Chic Modern Vintage

    #29 for sure, I have so much stuff, you name it I might have it.

  36. 86
    *katie

    #3 works perfect for my accountant husband and me!
    #7 I've totally been on timeout from Michael's and probably should be right now…
    #31 I hate it when my forearm hurts from spray painting!

    Great list!

  37. 87
    Ginny

    #58 is my house, especially during the summer months!!

  38. 88
    Cheryl

    I loved them all, but i could mostly relate to 2,3,5,11,14,15,18,20,23,36
    (I stopped counting after that)
    mom4pink@gmail.com

  39. 89
    So-Sew Me

    14 and 49 too true.

  40. 90
    Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun

    linked up this list with my list! So great! PROUD TO BE A CRAFTAHOLIC!

    kimboscrafts.blogspot.com

  41. 91
    Tracy

    Just made the Hubster read through the comments, he noticed my #55 and said, "I do NOT drive 20 miles over the speed limit…..its more like 29. And I also try to swerve and hit the good stuff so you won't get it!"
    Oh, ha ha, very funny! Gonna pay for THAT one!! *Ü*

  42. 92
    Brittany

    40 and 58 are the story of my life!

  43. 93
    Maggie Reno

    Ha Ha Ha, I have to say I laughed hard at most of them. Of course, #61 is my favorite – that's from my husband!

  44. 94
    Kara

    Oh man! 53 for sure!

  45. 95
    ...Laura...

    #4 is cracking me up! And now I'm contemplating pulling out my cute maternity undies b/c I know I could make something fun out of the fabric ;)

  46. 96
    Ashley

    I have to go with #58 – it describes life around here alot! Although, there are many that I totally relate too! Nice to have a support group for our addiction!

  47. 97
    Chrsitina MC

    18 AND 44

  48. 98
    denise

    Number 42~ there are lots and lots of ladies that have actual craft rooms, but for those of us who use our kitchen tables on a daily basis, well that takes EXTRA work!

  49. 99
    Sarah Jane

    These are hilarious! Here are my favs:
    2,5,7,9,14,17,19,20,36,58,& 60

    I also have one to add:

    You are more concerned about getting crafts done than you are about cleaning your house!

  50. 100
    jennywren

    Ok, here goes. My name is Jenny, and I'm a craftaholic. Number 58 is totally me, except I rarely actually get to finish anything I start!

"you know you’re a Craftaholic when…."

“only 1% of your ironing is done on laundry, the other 99% is done on crafts!” Davis is usually pretty good at pointing those out silly things like this to me. {although it is true, i rarely touch an iron unless there’s a craft involved.}but i was thinking it would be fun to collect your answers to the statement: “You know you’re a Craftaholic when…” and put a fun post together. i think we all could get a good laugh from this! so email me your answer(s) at craftaholicsanon@gmail.com and i’ll put together a fun post. be sure to include your name and a link to your blog (if you have one) so i can put your info with your answer.

 i want to hear from all you Craftaholics out there!! {even if you’re still in denial…}

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