I thought today that I would showcase my very first "pin"! I was on Pinterest shortly after it started making it's rounds on the social media's and so I hopped on the bandwagon and never looked back! ;) I remember thinking... oh my word. This is crafts galore. And oh! That room is beautiful... and that outfit is stylish... pin pin pin... and suddenly found myself at over 1k pins. Yikes! As you've seen here on the blog, I do actually try to do or at least interpret the pins into something I would like to do and would actually do. I use it as a recipe book quite often now, pinning away foods I would like to make. I have a pin board for those pins I actually do - and I often write a little commentary so that if something I made was God awful, I'll remember it and maybe help someone out along the way as well. So without further ado... my first pin.
|DIY Floral Pillows with Ultrasuede Petals|
SPEAKING of creative energy... You're probably wondering where all the tutorials are! I've been loaded with lots of different things going on this past week... and that's where my creative energy has gone. lol :)
First - Mr. LOC asked me if I would be willing to make him a bag for his tip ups, for ice fishing, and I said of course. How hard could it be?
Famous last words. ;) It actually was not TOO hard, it was a bit of trial and error as I had never made a duffel type bag, and the circles on the end were tricky. Since I wasn't following a pattern, I had to sort of...wing it when it came to measurements, and I made the bag a little long BUT, this way it actually can sling across his back vs. being carried on a shoulder, so it worked out. It was a neat experience and I had all of the materials, including that zipper (it was a super vintage one I picked up NIP at a garage sale), and he loves it so that's all that matters to me! :) And no, sorry, there will not be a tutorial since I didn't write anything down and was using scrap fabric, but I can tell you that those brown circles on the end were about 8" across.
My other BIG project of the week was a t-shirt quilt that I was commissioned to do for a friend from high school. I am THRILLLLLED (with that many L's, you know I'm pretty jazzed about it) with how well this came out as it was my first time doing a t-shirt quilt. I'll be writing a feature post next week on how this all came together. I'm very excited for my friend to receive it! :)
So tell me - what was your first pin? Why did you pin it? And do you think you would pin it again today? Thanks for stopping in!
P.S. I am not in any way affiliated with Pinterest or Martha Stewart either...! I realized about half way through that this looked like a giant plug for Pinterest. I just think it's a neat social media and a great creative outlet, that's all. :)