I’m finally getting around to the “Create more” portion of “Pin-free February!”
The first thing I’m trying to “create more” of is less chaos. 🙂 I know that sounds weird, but that’s the first thing on my list. So I’ve been emptying bins around the house and making sure that they are filled with what they’re supposed to be filled with and then I’m labeling them. I’ve also got a few new/new-to-this use bins and have been putting them into use.
I’m also trying to create more beauty in my house.
My friend Godiva and I are participating in Pin -Free February this month. We’re each doing it differently, though. She’s not going to Pinterest at all, but is still pinning things from her Pin It button. I, on the other hand, am not pinning new things, but am going to my own boards in Pinterest and am either reading-and-deleting pins or making-then-moving-them-to-finished. Some people are going all out and just eschewing the site altogether. Ha!
This morning I made two things from quotes I’d liked on Pinterest. One was this one:
…(I don’t know if you can read it. It says: “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.”. -Audrey Hepburn). which lives on my front patio, and then inspired me to tidy my front patio area. (I want to get some flowers out there and for it to be sunnier before my big reveal.)
Then I made this sign for my dining room, using the frame that matches the outdoor one, but had no glass. I also used bits of paper from Matt & Heather’s wedding favors.
After that I ran off for my infusion & I wrote out some cards that are waaaaay past due, then read-and-deleted for an hour. Deleting pins is even more fun than pinning them! Who knew?!
So what craftiness are you getting up to this month?
I don’t think I posted about this, but I got a 2nd generation Kindle for my birthday, slightly used, but in great condition (and very inexpensive, as well). I’m so excited about it! I had books downloaded and was reading (and fending off children who wanted to borrow it) within an hour of getting it.
The only problem with it? No cover. Just the Kindle and the cord came in the mail. With three kids and my propensity to just shove things in my bag and move on, the poor Kindle doesn’t stand much of a chance in it’s nakedness.
The answer? Well, I made a cover. I started with a little bag a friend had made me years ago that just happened to be nearly the right size for the Kindle. I also had a couple flat pieces of styrofoam from one of David’s gifts, a piece of super-soft cashmere fleece leftover from baby blanket making(it was $20/yard, long story there), a bit of velcro leftover from another project, a lost button, and some ribbon off a gift. Total cost: $0 My favorite kind of project.
So after a bit of time with my handy-dandy scissors and some liquid stitch, here it is:
All laced up and ready to go:
I do have a “real” case on order from ebay…the kind that makes the Kindle feel like a book with a booklight attached. I’m sure it’ll be nice, but it won’t arrive for a week or more and this case is just sooo soft.