Last night’s Crappy Crafter project was painting and decorating an assortment of little wooden things that Anne vaguely remembers buying at a craft store or thrift shop, or salvaging from here and there, and squirreling away in a closet for possible future use. There is a thin line between hoarding and crafting, she realizes. So the crappy crafting closet clutter was displayed on a utility table along with bins of beads, baubles, and paints; jars of brushes; and a basket of glue and hot glue guns for the crafters to choose from. After a fortifying meal of appetizers provided pot-luck style by the group, we elbowed our way to the best wooden doodad and got to work, always mindful that the wineglass must be placed on a level spot near to hand, but not near enough to be confused for the brush-cleaning water glass. Arranging one’s tools properly is paramount to any craft woman. The results speak for themselves. This is no how-to craft blog. Surely anyone can grab a brush, dip it in acrylic paint, daub a doodad, afix some other things with glue and simultaneously converse and drink, right? We set the bar low for technique and high for hijinks in this group. I will say that if you plan to splatter paint, it would be better to stay far away from the person wearing good, black dress slacks. And check your beverage for splatters before consuming. In fact just Google or search Pinterest for splattering precautions. It will be advised to place object to be splattered in a cardboard box to protect from splatters gone astray. Anne felt bad about Susan’s now orange-speckled slacks and even worse about her paint-infused wine. Crafting casualties can happen to anyone.