Thursday, January 19, 2012
Reporting in from my pre-birthday Pinterest-induced coma
Sorry I've been a bad blogger this week. I'm having some sort of blogging block. I have a few things that have not been blogged about, but I'm not sure I want to blog them because I'm sort of unhappy with how they turned out. Two tutorials I want to write up, but I need to tweak both of them and re-make the item to work out the kinks. Le sigh!
I also have one work-in-progress that I can't show until it's totally done because it's a gift. So next week, hopefully.
While making it, I sewed through my finger nail. OW.
I've also been busy getting ready for JJ's first birthday. Admittedly, I am way behind. I feel like a bad mama. I did an Evite instead of a regular invitation (horror of horrors), and the party so far is relatively unplanned. I went on Pinterest for some inspiration, and of course, found plenty. But is it just me, or is Pinterest and blog-land almost coma-inducing in its creativity and inspiration? It's easy to get caught up in it and think your party just can't go on without a clever theme and coordinating color scheme, 12 different handmade decorations, tons of mouth-watering home-cooked food, of course a perfectly executed and personalized smash cake, a hand-sewn birthday outfit (which you better photograph as you make step-by-step and then write up a tutorial!), a crafty birthday wreath for the front door, a cupcake tower with personalized toppers and cake pops in the shape of your baby's head.... And on and on. And if you don't do all that, you don't really love your baby, do you. DO YOU?!?!?!
I'm trying to sort through what I actually want to do and what is realistic to do and what is just too much.
The party is in nine days.
So far... I'm pretty sure I'm making ham and cheese sliders. And that's all I've got.
Anyway, just wanted to check in. Thanks for reading and hopefully I'll be back with something prettier to look at and read about soon!