Monday, April 15, 2013

I didn't make it... but I totally could have

Crafters tend to make a lot of things. Sometimes we make our purses, our clothes, or our shoes. Sometimes we take a store-bought item and jazz it up with some handmade flair. But sometimes we sport an item that looks like we could have made it. Maybe it was DIYed by a friend. Maybe we bought it at a craft fair. It could have been a gift. Or it could even be a mass-produced item that at first glance has some of that awesome hand-crafted flair.

From now on, when someone asks a crafter if we made something, we're not offering excuses. We'll proudly proclaim, "No, but I totally could have."

Monday, April 8, 2013

What is the SNAP Conference?

Bloggers all over Crafty Blog Land are preparing to go to SNAP the Conference next week. You might wonder what the conference is, what it means... and really, what the fuss is all about.

I get to go, and I am super excited. To be surrounded by hundreds of creative minds, to be able to talk to others who understand the insanity of blogging while trying to juggle a dozen other things. To have an excuse to put on something other than sweatpants. And to put on makeup without worrying that my preschooler's crisis will distract me mid-eyeliner, causing me to walk around with a half made-up face most of the day... because I never made it back to the mirror and forgot what I was in the middle of when I got distracted. Because that never happens to busy moms with two kids.

Really, SNAP is going to be something different for every person who comes - each of us will put into it and get out of it something different. Like our own little version of awesome.

Will I be seeing you there?

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

My day is not complete...

I try to create something every day. I might sit behind the sewing machine, or create a graphic on my computer. I might whip out the hot glue gun.
But some days, I sit down with my kids, and create a tower of blocks. Or a Lego castle.
Creating is about making moments that are tangible beyond the seconds they are created in.

I hope you find time to create today.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Very Best Easter Ever

I'm sure you had a wonderful Easter. You might even think it was great. Possibly the best Ever.

But to really have the best Easter ever, you would have needed to create your own homemade chocolates.
And have spent 6 hours or more on each of your Ukranian Eggs.

... or at least painted four or more layers of paint on your fanciful eggs.

To really have the best Easter ever, you couldn't have a regular easter tree.. you would need one of these decorated Easter Trees.

... or spend hours creating tiny flowers for this floral Easter Tree.

You should have set up full garden tablescapes. And invited the neighborhood.

Of course at the best Easter Breakfast Ever, there would be Easter Bunny Pancakes for the kids.

... and everyone would have been given a yummy bunny tail to take home with them.

... or you could have just hung out at home with the family, and celebrated the reason for the season.