So, you know how you get into a DIY mood and you’re all, “Ooo, I want to make Blah,” or “I wish I knew how to do This.” And then you spent ridiculous amounts of time searching through blogs and googling search terms until you just don’t feel like doing Blah or making This?
No? Just me?
Anyway, I discovered a site a long time ago that I’m sure most of you know, but whatever, it’s my blog, go find something better to do if you don’t like it. (I’m having a feisty week. Might be my monthlies.)
Anyway, the site is called One Pretty Thing and it’s kind of amazing. Rachel combs through all those lovely blogs and websites and then categorizes the best crafts featured and makes them into a daily post. Mornings are for the featured holiday,season or theme, such as Dia de los sMuertos, Glamping or Where the Wild Things Are. Then the afternoon posts are chock full of Daily DIY, showing the best of the best from around the wide world web. PLUS, on the weekends she showcases the best of reader submission AND another round-up.
Isn’t that nice of her?
The site is searchable, so you can look up a keyword and find crafts suited to your current “OMG, I have loads of THIS and no idea what to do with it!” Like button projects? How about pudding? Bunting? (Actually, scratch that. No bunting. Lord Jesus, I am so over bunting. Hazards of working for a wedding blog.) There’s also categories so if you just wanna browse, feel free.
And thank God she didn’t have this when I was planning my wedding, but there’s even a separate site One Pretty Wedding. (I am NOT responsible for any sob-fests induced by projects you found at the website. Do not go DIY-crazyface, IT ALWAYS ENDS IN TEARS.)
So go, my little moppets, head off to One Pretty Thing and search for all kinds of projects you didn’t know you needed in your life. And then come back and tell me what you’re gonna do, so I can coo over it and encourage you.
Crafters. We’re enablers. Worse that drug pushers, really. Don’t believe me? Did you SEE the comments that my knitting post got? “Go ahead. Take a class. Join Ravelry. Use bamboo needles. It’s all good, it’s just a little fun. It won’t hurt anyone….”
I’m already planning on taking classes in knitting soon. I hope you guys are still there for me when my recreational knitting habit turns into a full-blown wool addiction.