Friday, 25 November 2011

Having fun creating!!!

Hi everyone,
Well first of all I must apologise for the lack of posts from me. It's all Pinterest's fault. I have been having too much fun creating what I have found on there to be bothered stopping to post. So naughty of me, but I have been having a ball.
In my last post I promised to show you what I have made. Well since then I have created quite a few things. Lets start with the first one that I made. No pictures to show you unfortunately. I shall explain in a minute. This is what I was supposed to be making -

The plan was to make red, green and white ones for Christmas. My daughter and I had a very messy ball making them and were quite proud of our efforts. We put them aside to dry. A couple of hours later we went to check on them and were terribly disappointed. It turns out that the balloons I used, which had been sitting in the cupboard for a few years, were too old to stay up for long. They slowly deflated and our beautiful string balls ended up like a bundle of messy wet wool. The bits that had dried were hard, so in theory if you have good balloon I reckon they would turn out quite good.
I have bought new balloons but haven't retried making them yet. I've been too busy making everything else I have seen.
If I don't get sidetracked making more stuff, then hopefully in another couple of days, I should have another Pinterest inspired thing to show you.
Cheers for now,
Narelle

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Pinterest

OMG!!!! I am  in love. No that's not strong enough. I am infatuated. I have recently stumbled across Pinterest. If you don't know what it is then go check it out.
 Basically it is an online pinboard where people pin ideas onto the  board. There are so many different categories. Literally something for everyone.
I am excited every day when I visit the site to see what new ideas I can find. I have found so much inspiration that it has given me a renewed enthusiasm to try different things. I have also started to go back to the hundreds of blogs I have bookmarked but never gone back to have a good look around. From some I have pinned ideas myself to share with others.
I have so many ideas now for my business. It has helped me start to expand my range, which is something I have always wanted to do, but never knew which direction I really wanted to go in.
With so many ideas running around in my head and so many new things pinned that I want to try, I have actually started to play around making a few things. So over the coming days and weeks I will post about what I have made from my Pinterest inspiration. The good and the ones that didn't turn out so good, because we all need a good laugh sometimes.
The first one I will blog about I think will be a Christmas Decoration that I made. So come back in a few days and have a look at what I have been up to.
Until then, Happy Crafting everyone. I know I will be.
Cheers
Narelle