- 6 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
It’s official: I have Stockholm Syndrome, and I got it bad. All my DIY projects are done except gluing the names and table numbers onto the already-made escort cards. This is after I DIY’d shoes, programs, toss bouquet, a decorative bride apron, a corsage and bout … and these projects made me their captor for weeks! There was constantly craft stuff lying around, with projects strewn about in various stages of completion. Now they’re all shipped cross-country and the craft supplies have been put away.
Well then this morning I was putting the last bits of craft supplies away after finishing the corsage and bout last night. And as I put the rolls of yellow ribbon away, I peered into the bag … and saw the scraps of lace left over from my shoes and toss bouquet, and the little stick-on pearls and blue rhinestones that went on almost everything, and the 18 inches of blue ribbon that is all that remains of the parachute project, and the last little bit of raffia and half-sheet of brown cardstock from the programs …
AND I’M SAD!!! I’ve fallen in love with my captors! I want to think of new things to make, even though 1) there is NOTHING left to do that needs doing, and 2) I really don’t have enough of anything left anyhow. What am I supposed to do with a 3×3 scrap of lace and 9 stick-on pearls?? Ugh. I need to just throw the stuff away, especially the odds and ends that are perfectly useless. Maybe after the wedding I’ll DIY some sort of fancy-pants photo frame, so all those little wedding elements will have some happy and fitting final resting place.
Anyone else go from hatred to love for their craft supplies? After how many times I cursed out that smelly, runny, excessively sticky and destructive E-6000 glue, I can’t believe I was sitting there getting sentimental about it. How does one cure Stockholm Syndrome, exactly?!!?