Well, it was bound to happen. I’m finally making good on my several year-long resolution to start and maintain a craft blog. And I’m going to start by putting all the cards out on the table:
I have a severe case of first-post-phobia.
I am terrified of the introduction into the blogosphere, the permanence of my first attempt at some snappy, yet enticing hello that will keep the… well, 4 people who might actually stumble across this blog coming back for more. Some numbers to illustrate the depths of my fear (in the spirit of Harper’s Index):
- Number of days I’ve owned this domain name: 600
- Total number of domains registered to me: 12
- Number I actually do anything with: <1 (I’ll count this one after a few posts…)
- Number that I have big, big plans for, really: 12
- Number of blogs I’ve set up for other people (who actually blog!): 2
- Number of maiden blog posts attempted, then deleted: 13
- Percentage of those posts that were not share-worthy: 100
- Number of times I’ve *meant* to attempt a blog post, but got distracted playing with the blog layout: 22
- Number of times distracted by reality TV, video games, or my latest craft project: far too many to count (seriously, who can resist Tyra and her brood of Top Models?)
You get the picture.
So with my fears out on the table, and my first blog post well underway, I will cut to the chase and post some pictures of my latest little creations in the spirit of a true craft blog.
I officially have a new craft crush: headbands! I’ve made or received what feels like dozens of the fabricky kind, that are all lovely and cute and either tie in the back or have elastic, and are always made with inspired combinations of fabrics. But dear readers, there’s one more thing you should know about me before we go out on our second date. I have a noggin the size of a 13 year old. Well, the head of a 13 year old, not an entire 13 year old. It’s very wee, you see. It’s too small for normal adult sized hats. (As proof, I own a very cute hat from the Baby Gap, and it fits brilliantly.) My head is also too small for most helmets, headphones, bandanas, winter hats, summer hats, and, of course, sunglasses. The fabric headbands don’t stay put under the back of my noggin, but, blissfully, old school headbands fit. Most recently, I purchased some plain white plastic headbands from Trimweaver and whipped up some cute headbands that I think are quite smashing:
The top one is made of Amy Butler Lotus fabric, and the second one is made from some Moda fabric that I got a while back that I can’t get enough of. I got the Moda fabric along with these other fabrics, intended for some patchwork projects:
I got inspired to make them when I was wandering around J. Crew killing time before meeting my husband and a dear friend for dinner, and saw their headbands. For sale for $25, mind you. These headbands were really easy and were whipped up in less than 1/2 an hour. My only complaints? I think I need to figure out a way to do it without getting glue on my fingers and just about everything within reach. Also, after being headbanded for an extended period of time, they get a little uncomfortable behind the ears. But that could be a product of my super small head. All you normal headed people may be A-OK after hours of headband wear. Perhaps in the coming days I’ll post a little tutorial in case you want to make one for yourself or for those headband lovely wearers in your life.
So, how did you get over your first blog post fears?Posted by robyn on January 1st, 2008 under crafts
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