Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Craftday on Pinterest

I don't have the wherewithall to double-post things, so I'm giving you a link to my new Pinterest board for Crafty and DIY things I'm loving:

If you haven't heard of Pinterest, you should check it out!  It's a great way to collect things you're digging as you surf the web; you can sort it into categories but still see everything in one place if you want to, which is awesome for discovering common themes among visuals you love, or just the general awesomeness of seeing all your recent interests at once!  I don't normally jump on the bandwagon like this, but Pinterest feels a need I have thought about and wished for often in the past - a place to easily collect links to stuff that sparks my interest, keep them all in one place where they're easy to see and find later, and the icing on the cake is, it's visually attractive too!  I really love it.

You still have to ask for an invite and wait a couple of weeks for it, or if you know me I can invite you.  I invited my mom yesterday, and now she's all signed up and busy collecting images that inspire her for a planned bathroom makeover!

Enjoy, and let me know what you think!


I have a few more pairs of crochet baby shoes in the works, including a finished pair for my coworker's twin girls arriving in May:
The shoes all have a main body color and a secondary color for the trim/inside, so it made me super happy to have the perfect opportunity to make two inverse pairs for the twins - one is purple with pink trim, and the other is pink with purple trim!

My scarf/shrug has been put on hold as I work on another few pairs of shoes plus a soft rattle toy that is going to be super cool for grabby baby hands.  More on that in a couple of weeks.

My other biggest craft-related triumph of late is the pot hangers I made last night!  I kept seeing them for sale in garden shops and thinking, I could make that!  So I took a close look at how they were knotted, then used some clothesline we already have, and made my own!  They were quite easy, and I felt so elated when I finished, because I saw something I liked in a store, and made a just-as-good-if-not-better version for myself using nothing but materials I already owned, so it cost me $0.00!  [pics of those coming soon, it was too dark out when I finished last night.]

All my other creative energy of late has been going into garden planning, which will turn into a whole lot of garden DOing as soon as it's not pouring down rain any time I'm at home when it's light outside!