Have you ever been caught up in viewing the perfect blogs of seemingly perfect crafters with perfect homes and ended up feeling like crap because you can’t get the cat out of the ceiling and the baby is running around with no pants on?
I certainly have, so I dedicate this post to all my fellow craft bloggers who grab 5 minutes of crafting whenever they can (occasionally in the middle of the night), take blurry photos with whatever camera they can find (and fix them in photoshop later), and occasionally write craft tutorials before they’ve had a shower.
This is what my desk looked like this morning after I had my breakfast. This is the neat version 😛
Aside from my breakfast bowl and tea mug, there are the tissues that the baby pulled out of the tissue box, headphones that belong to someone else because mine have no foam on them, a foam-less microphone (the baby stole it), crinkly plastic that I’m saving for a tutorial, paper rope and a million other things.
It now also contains the TV and XBox remotes that I saved from the baby.
Speaking of the baby, here are the pants that I couldn’t get him to keep on.
I was going to say “the pants he was wearing 5 minutes ago” but it’s now closer to an hour…
But he does have his shoes and socks on
Yes, that is a pile of bags of fabric behind him. At some stage they will become t-shirts for him for the next few years. If I can ever get the sewing machine out. That would be my daughter’s sewing machine, mine has to go in for repairs. Oh and the tissue and toilet paper roll in the previous pic? Well he’s just learnt to blow his nose and um, he likes cardboard rolls. They make great trumpets when you have a headache.
And you know what? I bet somewhere in those perfect homes of the perfect crafty bloggers they’re keeping something a bit like this a secret.
At least I like to think so 😉
* During the writing of this post I have fed the baby, put his shoes and socks on, talked to him while he wanted to know why he couldn’t have some homemade crackers on a blog I was looking at (they look really good!), rescued my craft books from his little hands that like to tear up paper and played blocks. Now he’s playing brrrrm cars with a pair of bookends.
I’ve been up for two hours and boy am I tired!
I’ve been hosting this website in one form or another for over 13 years and writing the blog for 8 and a half. I can guarantee that if you post what you want when you want instead of doing what’s expected of you, and take a break when you don’t have time then it never gets old 🙂
Now excuse me, I just have to save some small looms from the baby. He’s cleared them off my bookcase so he can drive his car on there. Oh wait, in the time I took to put some links in this post he’s gone back to tearing up paper on the floor. And I need to get his car from the playpen…
And finally we, the imperfect, unstaged photography messy homed crafters of the blogosphere, need a theme song (which I can’t listen to right now because my speakers aren’t working). And who better to sing it than Tim Minchin (that canvas bag is from the one live show that I’ve seen since the baby was born 15 months ago)
Do we all feel better now? 🙂