I blame Instagram. And Pinterest. Now as usual, I'm late to the party. I always am. Instagram has been around forever, but it's only within the last few weeks that I've been using it.
Like when iPods first came out, I stated: "That's dumb. Who needs to carry all their music around with them wherever they go?" Ahem...sooooo...yeah, look what iPods spurred on. It took me a few years after that before I finally succumbed and bought my iPod nano. I was later than my mother to that party. And yeah, I saw the use for it eventually. Now we're on to many iGadgets later.
I was late to the Facebook party too. And the Pinterest party. I'm still avoiding the Twitter party. And I also avoided the Instagram party...until I decided to enter that Nature Walk Sewing Contest (I mentioned in my last post).
To enter that contest, I had to use social media and use a hashtag and everything. Which meant I had to start using Instagram.
|Easter Dress from Cottontail line from Hawthorne Threads
Because entering that contest opened up to me a world of people who sew/create for little girls. Boutique owners, talented seamstresses, fabric designers, fabric manufacturers, sewing pattern designers...are all part of their own world. And I feel like an alien peeking in. I have looked at images of all these adorable dresses, fabrics, and patterns and I think: "Hey, I could try that for awhile."
|Vintage style dress I made from Straight Grain's Tinny dress pattern
You can find the Easter dress pattern I used here: Made for Mermaids
and the vintage dress pattern I used here: Straight Grain
|The Bean trying on dress, post-nap (after I finished it)
So....ADD Crafter. That's what I am. And I'm sure I'm not the only one in this world.
|Easter Bunny in the works (I'm actually working on the pattern after this: this one looks like a dog)
|Twelve Days of Christmas Ornaments (designed by mmmcrafts): from goose a--layin' to partridge and the pear
And when I'm tired of creating stuff out of fabric and felt...I move on to the baking. I've got rolls rising as I type this. Mmmm. Because I finished a dress yesterday, and I'm taking a little break (and mostly was in the mood for rolls). But during nap time, watch out: I'll be making a doll for a friend's little girl. Because I'd rather do all of this than laundry. Or cleaning. Or organizing. And sometimes showering......
So there's a little insight into why this blog/me is all over the place. It's just my space to express something, and to avoid my responsibilities.