Today is the beginning of something. Something awesome? Yes! Something inspiring? I hope so. Something fun? It better be. This is where I am going to turn my pins into projects. I'm really excited about this, because I need somewhere to document this crafty woman I'm turning into. There was a time when I didn't sew, paint, glue, decorate, or craft at all. Then I got pregnant with this sweet guy...
blanket sleeper, more burp cloths, a glider for the nursery (just covered that one, didn't actually MAKE it), decorations for his room, and probably some other things that I've long forgotten about by now. If I had to buy it I thought it would show the world that I wasn't prepared to do this "mom" thing. Ha. Silly me. I didn't make half the things I wanted to for him, and then he was here! And I realized you're never really "prepared" to do the mom thing...It just happens to you and you have to learn. Every. Day.
So that's how I started on this craft train, and I haven't gotten off. I love it. It's so fulfilling to have something to do that is just mine, and that that something doubles as making our house a home--even better.
Now, why the name? Because I have become addicted to Pinterest. Seriously. I have a problem, and aside from going to a 12-steps meeting this is the only way I know how to deal with it. I am going to start doing instead of just pinning. Oh, I'm sure I'll still pin, but hopefully I'll be productive along the way, and instead of being a time-waster it will be inspiring me to hone my skills as a crafter.
Maybe this blog will only be for me. And if it is, it will be so worth it. On a hike, I'm that person that looks behind her every few feet to see how far she's come, and that's exactly how I am in life too. I need constant reminders that I'm better than I was yesterday; that's what gives me hope that tomorrow I'll be better than I am today.
Maybe, hopefully, I'll be able to inspire some others to get up and start doing something. Whether you pin or not, I hope you can do the things you want to do, instead of just making more lists of things for someday.