Bettyninja left a comment on my blog a few days ago that put into words something I’ve been thinking for a while now. She said that she loves how creative our blogging craft world is, and that everyone has such different talents and interests.
One of the things I’ve grown to love the most about blogging is that I get to be a part of this amazing community of incredibly talented and artistic people.
Although people in my “real” life support and appreciate what I do, they don’t have a deep understanding of it. My sister might really like the pillow I made for her birthday, but she probably doesn’t fully understand the amount of work and consideration and emotion that goes into it. And that even though it’s hard work, it’s also invigorating and fulfilling and fun. So much fun. Surely you know what I’m talking about!
I love getting comments from fellow bloggers, and then reading their blogs and seeing all the clever things they’ve been up to. Sometimes I’m inspired. Often I’m in awe of what others are capable of. And I always enjoy seeing everyone’s photographs.
Alex and I found the lime green plate in the above photo on sale for $2 (!!!) at Urban Outfitters and thought it would be perfect for candles. When you have two cats in a small apartment, it doesn’t hurt to light a few vanilla-scented candles occasionally. The green and white tray is a gem we found in the sales bin at Anthropologie a few months ago. I don’t think I’ve ever purchased anything full price at Anthropologie. Their stuff is amazing but very, very expensive.
Here’s a peek at something I’ve started for The Boutique.
Yes, it’s an antelope pillow. I hope to finish and post it in The Boutique this week. I also have several new ideas bouncing around in my head, so we’ll have to see what happens there.