Beyond crafting, cookie making and blogging I spend a bit of time reading other people's blogs. Believe me, I've spent many hours, when i should've been sewing/cleaning/you-name-it, surfing the blogosphere instead. I list a few that I enjoy on the left, in my side bar, but there are tons more that I've found since making that list. I really need to do an update. Reading blogs evokes so many different emotions for me, depending on my particular frame of mind at the time. If I'm feeling a bit insecure and pitiful, reading beautiful, shiny blogs makes me feel a bit like, "why do I suck?", or "why haven't I been featured in the latest issue of Martha. . ". Blah, blah, blah. BUT THEN on days that I feel creative and accomplished, those same fabulous blogs motivate and inspire me. Of course some blogs give me a warm and wonderful feeling every time I tune in; Alicia's for instance. "Rosy Little Things" has inspired me from the beginning. Her writing is perfect and her photos evoke deep emotions. Plus she has the cutest pets!
One blog I tune into is Yummy Goods. The very talented Melissa Averinos always tells it like it is and makes me think. This current post really expresses some interesting thoughts about being a professional crafter/creative type. When writing a blog, it's hard to be honest without sounding whiny. No one wants to read that. Melissa knows how to tell it.
And my latest find (I know I'm late to the party!) is Dottie Angel. I love her unique writing style, crafty goodness, and, OF COURSE, her adorable pets! I discovered Tif last Christmas, which felt like one of the best gifts of the season.
So with that said, I'd like to thank you for stopping by my little blog. I appreciate each and every one of you.