Hello! I’m Connie and Welcome to Say It With Simplicity.

I’m a maker. I love crafting.

 

My mission on Say It With Simplicity is to bring you simple projects that bless your home and family.

How often do you hear…?

  • I don’t have time for crafts
  • I’m not creative enough
  • Hobbies are expensive and I’m on a budget

I love crafting, but it can be expensive. It does take time, and I often feel like I’m not creative enough.

My mother was a crafter and I grew up with a “What do I have in my hand?” philosophy.  I remember a huge pile of scrap leather. I don’t know where she got it, but she gave everyone she knew, one of her handcrafted wallets. She planted trees and flowers in the yard, made home decor, sewed clothes and so much more.

If I can take anything from my growing up experience, it is that simple things can be made into something of beauty. We can say “I love you!” with a simple handmade gift. We can create a warm and inviting home with the skills that we’ve learned. It doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive.

Sometimes I think that what I make isn’t that great. I guess I’m a bit of a perfectionist. My husband tells me all the time! 

Creative projects don’t need to be perfect. I’m still learning what we often think isn’t good enough, other people do! When we keep working toward perfection, we miss the whole point of being a maker. Don’t get stuck on perfection.

Don’t let money get in the way of crafting. There are so many wonderful things that you can do on a limited budget.

Come along with me and be a maker. Craft frugally and share your creative talents with those around you. Tell your family and friends that you appreciate then by taking the time to make something especially for them.

Stop back often as I share projects that you too can make for your home and family. Say It With Simplicity, embrace your creativity and love what you do.

 

Connie