Thursday, April 2, 2009

Suddenly obsessed...

...with craft blogs. It started with a visit to my midwife last month. Waiting to be called back, I picked up a copy of Mothering Magazine. An article highlighting some fabulous craft blogs caught my eye and after I was called back, but still waiting for my midwife, I swiped a sticky note from her desk and started quickly writing down blog addresses. My very cool midwife walked in at that moment and after she asked what I was doing, told me to just take the mag home... she'd trust me to bring it back. **Note to self... you forgot to return it this week, make sure you stick it in the van so you have it to return the next time**

I came home with the magazine and spent hours that night and the next pouring through craft blogs, which lead me to gorgeous etsy shops, natural parenting and creative homeschooling blogs, and back in circles to the craft blogs. It started with SouleMama, where I (think I) found Angry Chicken, which led me to the Camp Creek Blog and on and on. I bookmarked dozens of projects, emailed them to myself so I wouldn't forget, sent some I knew she'd appreciate to my mom, etc. And now I've added some to my sidebar. It's more for me, so I remember to check them out, than for anyone else. But just in case you have a crafty side, you might want to see what fun things there are. Careful though, you might end up snagged, caught, locked in this craft blog obsession!

PS, a side effect of my obsession is putting an unbelievable number of books on hold at the library. Knitting, farming, crafting, sewing, teaching children, creating with the wonder of life... you name it, I've got it on hold. All thanks to these fabulous bloggers. It's a good thing books come from all over 5 counties and are sometimes checked out by other people... so they trickle in, or I'd never be able to carry all the stacks home.

PPS, Check out the Feed Your Soul Free Art Project that I just discovered, where some great artists have put pieces of art that you are free to download, print and hang in your home. Isn't that cool???

7 comments:

michellewaite1 said...

I want to learn to knit. I will have to check out some of the blogs.

Joanne said...

Thanks for all the cool link sites. Hope things are going well for you!

Lori said...

love this post!!
i will check out the crafty blogs!

Vicki said...

There's so much cool stuff out there. Jacquie at http://tallgrassprairiestudio.blogspot.com/ has a huge list of quilt bloggers in her sidebar right now for Project Improv. A couple of my favorite craft/sewing blogs are:
http://twiddletails.blogspot.com/
http://crazymomquilts.blogspot.com/
http://craftzine.com/
http://craftypod.com
and
http://allsorts.typepad.com/allsorts/
and
http://www.ohfransson.com/

:)
have a great Friday!

Melissa said...

This sounds so familiar. I often get bogged down checking out the cool sites, just following the links from one to another.

Lori @ Camp Creek said...

glad you found me! :^)

gabs said...

thanks for all the links