I fell in love with this simple project.....
|Tin Tile Tree|
|Don't Kiss the Blarney Stone|
|A Pair Of Pumpkin Pendants|
|4 DIY Cable Spool Projects|
|The Peacock Chair|
As for the 4 blog train questions I'm supposed to answer now....
1). What am I working on right now?
Well, since we bought a house last December and spent the entire spring renovating it, I'm working on making some of my own decor for it. This weeks project is for my coastal-inspired bedroom.
I guess making decor that is multifunctional would be my style.
3.) Why do I write/create what I do?
This may be the easiest question of all and I'll answer it backwards. I create the things I create because either a) I can't find exactly what I want in a store, or b) because it's too expensive when I do or c) I just think I can do it better than what I find in stores. As for the writing part....well, I think it's the same for most of us bloggers...we are proud of what we make and we want to talk about it a little and to be honest...not everyone in our everyday life cares to hear all about what we did with our paint or hot-glue gun today. LOL! But, in the blog world, we find a ton of like-minded people who are interested in the process and happy to learn a few tips and tricks or pick up a little inspiration. I also think they (meaning YOU) appreciate the process and realize what it takes to create. Most people walk in my house and say, "Oh I love this! Where did you buy it?" My blogs friends see something in the background of a photo and email and ask, "Did you make that?" Big difference, eh?
4) How does my creative process work?
Another easy question... I either need something, want something or am inspired by something one of you make and then try to figure out if I can make it using stuff I already have. Sometimes I can do it, and sometimes it requires a trip to town (which I don't love doing) but most of the time I have what I need or I can make what I have work. I have a lot and I mean a lot, of crafting supplies because I spent a lot of years living in a cabin on a mountain in Montana where the winters are long and cold and you'd better find something to do to keep from going crazy!
And that is the end of my blog train post. And I do mean the end...as in the caboose, because sadly, I had a terrible time finding anyone who hadn't already done this blog train, or because school was starting up they didn't want to make a commitment. I had a few who wanted to do it and one got really sick and the other had a family emergency and had to back out at the last minute. I also had some wonderful friends who, even though they had already done it, said they would do it again, but I couldn't make them do that. So....if you are reading this and want to help keep this train running, hit me up and I'll tell you how it goes, there's still plenty of time!!
Thank you again Virginia at Artsy VaVa, for inviting me along and I'm sorry that I ended up being the caboose of this train. (At least for now....until one of my blog friends says they'll take a fun ride!)