June 30, 2009
I may possibly be one of the only people who blogs in secret. More and more people I meet or already know are like “Check out my blog” and are promoting it on their emails, business cards, etc. My husband, mother, and friends don’t know that I have a blog let alone a blog about crafting. It’s not that I am embarrassed or anything. I don’t know. I am proud of what I do, but at the same time, my skill is not as developed as I would like it to be. Despite that I post here and on flickr and comment on people’s blogs, I don’t really like to bring attention to myself. Plus, I just started blogging. Honestly, I never even thought of ever having a blog except that I wanted to win craft giveaways. I tend to find that mostly all of them state that having a blog is an entry prerequisite.
See for me, crafting really evolved out a necessity, not creativity. I don’t have a creative space. I have a living space. The sewing machine gets pulled out when needed and then goes back to it’s hiding spot in the guest bedroom closet. Yes, it’s actually a spare guest room and not a craft room. The crafting that is done here is to cover up flaws or dress up the ordinary.
This was done to go over the hideous thermostat in the baby’s room.
This was much needed surgery of an IKEA paper floor lamp.
FYI, toddlers and paper lanterns don’t mix.
These leftover felt stars from previously mentioned birthday crown distracts from any unevenness in the ceiling.
I even got around to making those log pillows.
There’s something kinda off about folksy handmade log pillows on a modern faux Corbusier couch. But then again, there’s probably something kinda off about me too.
The truth is who knows what will become of me and this blog. Is crafting a fad? What about blogging then? I’m never going to sell crafts and I don’t have any intentions to. (There is an urbancraft on etsy but that’s not me.) I like to journal the story of my crafting in a Star Trek “Crafter’s Log” kinda way. But perhaps one day I will move on to something else. And while the rocket was a nice cover, it wasn’t really that bad without it. And I am just being cheap, I’ll probably end up buying a replacement lamp from IKEA the next time I go. The bedroom ceiling isn’t really bumpy or uneven at all. And I am sure I will tell someone about my blog.
Just not right now.