artsy-craftsy


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artsy-craftsy

1. Interested in and/or creating arts and crafts. I'm not too artsy-craftsy myself, but I'm impressed with people who can sew and do all of that kind of stuff.
2. Overtly interested in art and style, perhaps overly or pretentiously so. I like that café, but it's always packed with artsy-craftsy types talking about their obscure interests.

artsy-craftsy

mod. dabbling in arts and crafts; artistic. The artsy-craftsy crowd held a show in the library parking lot last Sunday.
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My gramma clothed seven daughters with her handwork, and all hell would break loose if you tried to tell her what she did was just an artsy-craftsy pastime."
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These people were all so artsy-craftsy. They made gifts that looked like works of art.