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Saturday, May 12, 2012

What's On My Pinterest 'Craft' Board

If you’re on Pinterest, chances are you have a craft board. (And a food board. Which deserves a whole other post, so wait for that one.)

Here are the reasons why I sit in front of my computer for hours on end and barely survive the depression that follows because I don’t have the budget and the time to tackle all the awesome DIY stuff I find, a.k.a. my collection of craft ideas and tutorials. I ought to rename this board, “What Superwoman Does In Between Changing Diapers and Folding Laundry.” 


Yoga Pants from Leafy Treetop Spot

Boho Maxi Dress from Sweet Verbena  

The Maxi Skirt from Elle Apparel 

Beginner Maxi Dress from Sew Homegrown

Sunny Resort Blouse from Grosgrain (guest post by Adey from The Sew Convert)

Kaftan from The Sew Convert 

Ruffled Shirt from Tea Rose Home

Ruffled Tote from it works for Bobbi!

Stuffed Owls from EfemeraInk

Everything Else:

T-Shirt Rug from Xoelle

DIY Gold or Silver Nut Bracelet from Rent the Runway On Campus
Love Letter Lamp from The Shabby Creek Cottage

Christmas Card Mini-Scrapbook from Scrap Inspired

Lace Lamp from Dos Family

This list only covers the past couple of months. I have binders and binders of sewing/knitting/crochet patterns and craft ideas, and bookmarks on my laptop when Pinterest wasn't around. And my Pinterest craft board is certainly growing, with the amount of time I still spend on it, despite stern warnings to myself everytime I log on to my computer: "Half hour. It's all you get. Or else." 

And now if somebody can tell me when they invent a real, working time machine so I can hack away at this to-do list and make room for more. 


I could look on kijiji/craigslist/usedeverywhere for a "small-ish" container that will fit somewhere in my backyard and convert it into a studio. Something like this, perhaps?

By ROLU, rosenlof/lucas, ro/lu [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Project idea? Hmmm. (Will hubby mind if I add this to his honey-do-list, after he makes me planter boxes and a sandbox for Deeqs?)


Pinterest would have pictures of craft rooms and studios, right? 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Let's Kick This Off

To myself, welcome to your new and fifth (or sixth? or seventh?) blog. Where's that blog planning sheet you found online the other day? And you need to gather those lists of possible blog posts and staple them to the planner. Maybe it will motivate you to keep this, this blog, alive and kicking and breathing. For longer than two months. 

To the rest of the world (meaning my mother and maybe a handful of random friends), welcome to my new and fifth (or sixth? or seventh?) blog. No, I don't think you've read those other blogs. Yes, maybe I will export everything/some things to this one, at least the ones I haven't regretted posting. I will mostly write about crafts that I found online and want to do but never had time for, my kids and how awesome they are, and my opinions about world events, not that anybody cares but hey, it's my blog. 

I named this blog jammified because I think I think better in my jammies. In my house, we tell the kids (well, the older one for now), to go and jammify. That's when all the fun begins. There's lots of lounging, snuggling, tickle-fests. We watch a movie, pop the corn, fix hot chocolate, surf the net, have impromptu dance parties, sing karaoke, make red velvet pancakes. There's something about the warm embrace of jammies that bring out the best in us and in ordinary, everyday things. Don't you agree it's always nicer to read a book with jammies on and a cup of tea beside you? And feel free to assume that this blog will be written in the dead of the night, when the kids are in dreamland, I'm jammified, and I finally get the peace and quiet and the technology to feed the creative monster inside. 

So c'mon, get jammified and let's kick this off. 

This blog is best enjoyed in jammies.