Hello and Welcome to my new followers!!
I have been out of town on a business trip for a whole week, and prior to that, my son had whatever daycare plague that was going around, so I have not been very active. Because of all that, my crafting and Pinning has been on the back burner, so I figured now would be an opportune time to do a little introduction post. But, in keeping with my theme, I'll tie it to Pinterest...
Most of you ventured over to my little slice of the blogosphere via my amazing sister's blog, Fab Rehab Creations. Her blog is what got me thinking about how to fulfill my need for a creative outlet.
I know a few things about myself, and one is that unless I am held accountable for something, I will rarely do anything. For instance, the main reason I got my arse to the gym on a regular basis (prior to having my son) was because I was the instructor for 2 spinning classes a week at my gym. I cannot say if I would have gotten to the gym that regularly had I just been a spinning class attendee. Even moreso, since I had my son a year ago, I have not stepped foot inside my gym. Not once. I have been paying for our membership, and not taking advantage of it whatsoever. Bad Leah. This is just one example of how being accountable for something is one of my biggest motivators to do anything.
Once I had my son, I was so busy figuring out how to be a mom, and then how to be a full-time working mom, that my sewing (my favorite craft medium) totally fell by the wayside. I couldn't figure out how to motivate myself to get back at it. Then, a friend of mine got pregnant, and I wanted to make her baby something handmade, and I had a deadline (accountability), so I set to work making a baby blanket, and a ruffle-bottom onesie. Sadly, this was pre-blog, so I don't have any photos of these sweet items.
When the Pinterest craze hit, I was hooked. It is seriously Porn for ladies. Food Porn. Wedding Porn. Craft Porn. Fashion Porn. Home Decor Porn. Inspirational Sayings Porn. I'll stop there so I don't get flagged. And just to qualify, here's how Dictionary.com defines "porn":
Now, don't get all "that's sexist!" on me. I have a few male friends on Pinterest. But it seems that the number of females that are active on Pinterest is significantly higher than the males. And that's fine.
As I said, I was hooked. So many creative ideas, so many pretty things, so much DIY that I wanted to try, so many things I found INSPIRING! And that was the thing -- I was and am fully capable to try. Master Yoda would be so disappointed in me, after all, he is the one who declares, "Do or do not. There is no try."
So I have readjusted my views. I am fully capable to DO this stuff. Through this blog, I'm challenging myself to finish every project that I begin. And I am using Pinterest as my platform of inspiration. I'm starting with smaller projects, and learning as I go. I'm following tutorials that have pretty pictures, and I am going to give credit to wherever the Pins come from. Maybe one day one of the Pins will originate from this blog. I can only hope so!
I hope you enjoy following me along on my journey to reinvest myself in the thing that I love so much - crafting! And I hope that you find my journey (P)inspiring!