Posted tagged ‘Crafts’

I must be a little crazy.

January 13, 2012

Well, after my rant last night about not having motivation, I kicked my butt into high gear.  My BIL is expecting his second child, and I decided that baby boy needs a handmade blanket.  And then I promptly asked 3 of my best internet buddies if they would like a blanket for their kids as well.  I figured…why not?!?  It’s not that hard to do. 

Bwahaha! I should have taken a head count first.  Or, at least realized, not everyone has one child and that’s it.  Nope.  I am making a total of 9 blankets.  One for the BIL, one for my little dude (cause, obviously I’m gonna make him one as well), three for my internet bestie up in Washington state, three for a friend in Florida and one to my girl in North Carolina.

And I should mention that even though I haven’t made these blankets yet, I already have a “pending” request after I get these 9 done.

Although I am making a lot of these at once, they are fairly easy to assemble.  One blanket would only take me two days complete.  It’s really not that hard.  But, I also have a little guy who likes to “help” mommy by sitting on the fabric, causing bunches and not fun stuff.  But he looks adorable when you say “oh what a big help you are!”

The things we do to grow our children’s ego.  But as for now, I need to go and relax my fingers.  I got half a blanket down, another 8.5 to go!


Slightly Obsessed and Not at all Motivated

January 11, 2012

Pinterest:  The word itself is crack to millions.  And I am one of them.

Hi, My name is Amanda…and I am addicted to pinterest.  At first, I caved to the peer pressure.  “Hey Amanda, have you heard about this new site?  Here, let me send you an invite!”  I didn’t think it was such a big deal.  I set up an account and promptly forgot about it.  Then, there was more buzz about the sheer awesomeness of this website.  So I log in (after trying to remember my password for like 10 minutes) and *boom* I’m hooked.  48 hours later, I’m up to 5 with 32 pins.

But, I can’t stop.

Oh no.  One does not simply “stop” pinning once they started.  That’s like quitting facebook cold turkey.  Hell, I rather quit cigarettes again before I am forced to quit pinning.  The crafts.  The pictures.  The food porn!  How can a mere mortal not cave to this?  So many ideas.  I. Must. Repin!

Atlas, despite my best pinning skills, doesn’t mean I will get a single thing done.  But it’s nice to dream that I will make the super cute purse I saw from an old sweater.  Or the awesome decals for lil Dude’s playroom.  Or the amazing chocolate cake that I saw this morning that once person actually said it was “so delicious she can finally cross having an orgasm off her bucket list”.  Now, that is some damn good chocolate cake.  I have all the intentions of actually doing these things.

Will they get done?  Probably not.  But then again, if I can stop pinning, I can do anything.