There are so many reasons why I lock myself up in the Crafts Attic and immerse myself in bits of fabric and yarn.  First of all, it’s cathartic.  There’s nothing like outwardly expressing my innards by creating a little posie badge.  Sometimes I feel like there’s so much happening in my brain, that making something helps to clear out a little corner in my mind.  Working with the colors, shapes, and textures is so relaxing, too!  It helps me to remember to give back.  Donating to charity helps me remember that I am not the only person in this world.  Right now, my etsy shop is donating 30% of each purchase to The American Red Cross.  Also, crafting helps me to keep on being myself.