Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Getting into gear again!

Well, now that it's just the three of us (I assume my mom and mother in law still check this?  guys?  you there?), how about an update?  ;)  Honestly, I'm just not good with upheaval, however relatively minor it may be.  Can you tell?  But I think things are settling down!

Yesterday I got two bits of inspiration that made me decide to make time for my blog.  Because I do love it.  I was having such a good time, you know, back in the day, when it was summertime and the livin' was easy.   Then I started working full time and it kind of (totally) fell by the wayside.  Not that I haven't been doing things, making things, sewing things...I just haven't been bothering with the taking of pictures and writing about them!  Well, duh!  I started Pleased as Punch so that I could have a place to do just that!  Keep a record of the things I've made that I'm proud of.  And then it started to turn into something more...I was meeting new people (albeit online!), dare I say making friends?,  having fun, getting inspired by what OTHERS are doing, too. 

I can't put my finger on why, but this post from Allison at Little Lovelies really made me want to re-focus.  Her blog is probably in my top 5 favorites.  Everything she does is so beautiful!  And just my style.  And she's so nice.  I could go on and on.  I think I love reading her blog because she doesn't try too hard.  You know what I mean.  She doesn't try to be extra cutesy or trendy.  It's refreshing.

And my second bit of inspiration?  An email from one of the editors at Sew, Mama, Sew. They want to feature one of my tutorials next month in their Handmade Holidays series.  My first thought was, "Oh goodie!"...immediately followed by my second thought: "Oh, CRAP!"   And it's like, do I want to do this (the blog thing), or not?  And I do. 

See ya real soon.  :)


  1. I, for one, am glad you decided to keep blogging. I like your blog. And no worries about not posting every day or something ridiculous like that. I honestly have NO idea how people do that unless they have the free time to make their blog like a job. I don't even have time to read blogs every day!

    And YIPPEE about being on Sew, Mama, Sew! That rocks! It's like your famous! I'm going to tell everyone that you referenced my blog "before you were famous!" :)

  2. Well I for one am glad you are coming back! Looking forward to what you create! Hope your day has been grand! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  3. I miss your blogs! And how proud am I to be able to say my daughter-in-law is going have one of her tutorials featured on Sew, Mama, Sew (not that I know what that is). You are wesome!!!

  4. I was catching up on your blog and happened upon this post. Thanks so so much for the sweet words! I don't know how I did it, but I am so pleased that I have inspired you :)

    I am so happy you are going to get back into it. Don't give up on blogging if you love it and it is something for you. Working and mommying full time is SO hard. I feel you!

    Congrats on Sew, Mama, Sew! Make sure you link it on your blog so we can all check it out!