Inspiration File: My Pinterest Love Affair

I am inspired visually. I still love to look at a magazine and daydream about how I am going to make this area or that area just perfect. So when Pinterest came out I grabbed a hold of it and never let go.  I have special boards for projects or rooms that I am working on. I have boards that are specific to a certain craft, like knitting, or  felting.  I have some boards that are for things that I may never do myself, but they are fun to look at like a swimming pool. But the best folder of all is the catch-all folder that houses all the crafts that inspire me. It is my favorite board, and it is the biggest board now. It’s called Crafts I Want To Make.

When it comes to working on things for this site, if I find myself drawing a blank, I can just to to this board and POOF, there is a fire lit under me. The funny thing is, I really think that “someday” I will get to attack ALL of these. Whew. That is kind of a sick admission. At last check there are 196 pins on this board. And at last check there are 365 days in a year. Just a “back of the envelope” equation reveals that I would be on a “one project every 1.8 days. Uhm… not realistic. (And that is not allowing time for ANY original ideas either. I would like to think that I come up with one or two ideas all my own every ONCE in a while.)

So, just to keep hope alive, I will share my very favorites

 The Doll Suitcase By Pretty Prudent.

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Fabric circle cork boards by Christina Crafts
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Patchwork Posse shows this GREAT tutorial about how to embroider your house!

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Bus Stop does not give a tutorial for this, but I think we all get the general idea.
Plastic toys in a box frame
I love that. And I feel confident that I could make one if I spent about 15 minutes on the floor of my daughter’s room.

The fairy things never get old. This toadstool in a felt egg from 54 Stitches is charming my socks off.
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Moving into a bigger scale, I would SO like to do a big huge table for the back yard. But A. my husband does not know of this passion and B. wood work is way way outside of my comfort zone. I would like to think I could do it. But the truth is, I am not sure it would turn out. I would really want the results to be amazing.

Like this one from Home Evolution

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Or THIS with hair pin legs. (swoon) By Smile and Wave
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Be still my heart.

That’s enough for now. You can see my whole list of dreamy things on my board. Crafts I want to Make.

Do you have a big list like that? Little stuff that you could make tomorrow? Or big things that you wish were in your wheel house, but in reality, they are $500 of new tools (band saw, sewing machine, interchangeable wood knitting needles) away? In truth what holds me back from a lot of this wish-list stuff is the $$$ outlay of tools and materials, only to feel like I might not succeed. Or succeed with only crooked- home made looking results. ?

Oh well, I have the board pinned! I’ll knock them off one at a time!

Happy Crafting!

 

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One Comment to Inspiration File: My Pinterest Love Affair
    • Kim DiGiorgio
    • I am going to have to check out your board. The red work house is just so awesome–I could do that with the tools I have and my husbands drafting ability. The frame of old toys is KILLER. I have a glass jar that I have collected the little bits and pieces of my girls toys over the years, but it sits on a tall shelf to rarely get looked at. This is hand on the wall art worthy.
      I don’t do some projects because I think they just won’t turn out as cool as I envision, and then I let that stop me. The reality is, I am always happy I tried and pushed myself and learned something in the process. I need to get passed the “perfect” picture.
      Having the right tools is a must–so hard to invest too much money for something that I might not ultimately even enjoy. And where to store it all.

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