Have you ever really, really wanted something so much you convinced yourself you actually NEEDED it to the point that you found yourself buying it in a somewhat impulsive splurge of a purchase (that your husband still doesn’t know the full extent of how much the splurge was and would freak out if he did know?)
If you followed that long question and your answer was YES, please know that you are not alone. I did this a couple months ago with a Cricut Expression machine. I don’t know if it was the cute infomercials I watched, the Etsy stores stocked with the sweetest handmade cards and vinyl lettering ideas, or what. Whatever it was, it combined with my inner desire to be crafty and my belief that “I can make that myself,” and culminated in a late night credit card purchase of a Cricut Expression machine.
Long story short, it still sits in its box, hidden in a shadowy corner of my baby’s room, where I hope no one sees it and asks me to explain why it is there. In my defense, I did get it out once or twice and played around with it long enough to cut vinyl letters for a Christmas themed project I made (and enjoyed!)
I had completely deluded myself into believing I would use my Cricut every day to make projects for my kids’ school, cute invitations for parties, birthday cards, cover my walls with vinyl letters so that no matter where you looked in my house, you would be inspired by a witty quote…I could go on and on, I was going to be a Cricut creative genius once I got this machine, I just knew it! As it turns out, I was so, so very wrong.
I now have no idea what to do with my Cricut. My kids have yet to be assigned a project requiring cute cut out lettering, I don’t scrapbook, I can’t commit to a vinyl letter saying I want to hang on my wall…I would love to make cards with it, but don’t know where to start. I’ve let myself get overwhelmed to the point of doing nothing.
So for now, my awesome Cricut machine sits, full of potential, in the wrong house with its noncreative owner. I feel sorry for it, and sorry for me too!
Has anyone else experienced this sort of buyer’s remorse? Or can anyone give me some simple ideas on EASY beginner projects I could attempt with my Cricut? Should I Craigslist the Cricut or keep in “just in case” my inner Cricut-ness ends up showing itself one of these days? I don’t know — for now all I’m feeling is a bit of buyer’s remorse.