I don’t know about you, but here in Virginia, we are all sick of the snow. It’s not just the school cancellations, but other events have gotten cancelled—and it’s just plain difficult to get out for groceries and other items that you might need. Enough, already!
Thank goodness that I don’t have to entertain my boys 24/7 anymore. They are getting older and enjoy alone time, for which I’m grateful. We’ve tried to instill that in our boys by not over scheduling them –like so many of their friends are. You only get one childhood. They need time to be bored, right?
Since nothing is happening in Cumberland Creek because we are pretty much snowbound, I’m at home, too. I’ve cleaned and sorted so much that I simply can’t do it anymore. I’ve been catching up on some reading, plus I’ve discovered a new guilty pleasure—craft blogs. Ohmigoodness. These craft blogs make it look so easy to make a pom-pom rug, or a birdhouse, or a handbag out of an old sweater. Plus they make life look so manageable and beautiful in the mean time. As long as I really don’t hold myself to their standards, I’m fine. The minute I do, I start to feel pretty inadequate. But I tend keep them in my fantasy world. There’s no way I’d ever really have the time to become a hardcore crafter—or even really much of a crafter at all. (Except for now, snowed in, but with NO craft supplies. Imagine that.) My job, kids, house, and scrapbooking keep me occupied.
If you find yourself in a similar situation, snowbound and dreaming, check out some of these fabulous crafty blogs to drool over.
A Beautiful Mess is really more than a craft blog. It’s a lifestyle blog with a great craft section. http://www.abeautifulmess.com
I love Crafty Chica. She has great tutuorials. http://www.craftychica.com
I first found Shimelle Laine as a scrapbooker. She is absuloutely fabulous. She has some great tutorials, as well. I love her approach to scrapbooking. http://www.shimelle.com
The Red Thread is definitely drool worthy. It’s joining forced with another popular craft blog and will soon be gone. I’m a sucker for free those prinatables on their site. But for now it’s still there and you can scroll and scroll and scroll. You get the picture. http://www.theredthreadblog.com
I love Poppy Talk—all I can say is any craft blog that includes a rose-hibiscus body butter recipe is a-okay with me. http://www.poppytalk.com