I’ve written about a dozen posts in my head since the new year, even went to so far as to create an outline of things I’d like to blog about (should have posted that here huh?) but somehow my posts never make it to the blog.
Since starting a blog and discovering the blogging world some 5 years ago now, my taste in topics to read about have changed, well actually just broadened to include all areas that interest me. In the beginning I started out trying to find all the info I could on knitting, it was new to me and I needed advice on patterns, gauge, yarn and the like. Through these sites I also picked up a few sewing blogs to add to my blogroll.
Then I discovered DIY/house blogs, here I gathered tips on painting, decor, design and basically just great ideas to daydream about doing to our house one day. I found the Nester and her sister, Emily through this avenue and again my interest broadened into finding blogs about Christian living. Last year (actually 2 years ago) when I became a Mother, I looked to these bloggers for info and examples of being the best Mother I can be.
As these women who write these blogs lives have changed so has mine, sometimes we’re changing in the same directions and other times, no so much. I have learned a lot from these women who put their whole lives and families out there as examples for the world to see. Not only have I picked up some great DIY/Sewing/Knitting/Christian Living/Mothering tips and tricks but I’ve learned a lot about myself in the process.
Recently my interest in sewing has peaked, yet so did my interest in frugal living. When you marry the two you get thrift shopping/re-purposing at it’s best. I’ve become more aware of the clothes I wear and what they are saying about me. Caveman has always said I look great in anything, but with the potential to move up in my current position I really wanted to get more on-board with creating the latest styles at a super cheap price.
I also love sewing and creating things for Cavebaby! Sometimes he likes them and others – again, no so much. He has two twin girl cousins coming in a few weeks so in preparation for their baby shower last weekend I pulled a couple of all-nighters and whipped out some adorable baby shoes using this pattern. I, of course, forgot to take final photos of the finished shoes, but I’ll get some soon. ;) I do have a photo of the work-in-progress shot that I’ll get on here in the interim. Right now I’m using a combination of the baby shoe pattern & a self-made pattern from Cavebaby’s leather shoes, only trying to enlarge them ’cause his leather shoes are getting tight, to make test flannel slippers for Cavebaby. When I know the new pattern I created for him is good, I’ll make some fake leather (read vinyl) shoes for him. I’m also creating a couple of toy pillows for Cavebaby and his new cousins. The pattern for one pillow can be found here and the other of which will result in a new pattern for all of you, made by little ‘ole me!
So check out all the great links listed above, and keep your eyes open for a new pattern. Until next time… Happy Knitting/Crafting/Living :D