I've really noticed a change in it lately. I remember the first time I browsed the site. I remember it being full of "oh my gosh, why didn't I think of that!?" types of things. Little tips and tricks to make life easier. For example, the bathroom faucet extender. Genius. We use it daily for washing little hands--because of the "I wanna do it!" attitude. Now she can "do it!"
Recently, I'm noticing a whole lot of, "wow, now that is cool. But I so could never pull that off." kinds of things. And it's sad because I'm really getting the itch to start crafting. And sometimes, I fool myself into thinking that I actually could make some of the pins that I see...but know that it will turn out looking like a kindergarten art project.
Being all "I wanna house and I want it now!" lately makes me want to start a 'hope chest' of sorts. Did you have a hope chest growing up? They're a trunk, usually made of cedar. I had one....but it was pretty hopeless. There really was nothing in it. And now it sits somewhere (maybe my garage?) empty. I have so many crafty pins that I want to make for the day that we actually do buy and move. Cool things to put in our home.
I went to a yard sale over the weekend and it was literally a pinterest pin graveyard. This lady must have tried every pin she could find. And then tried to sell them in her sale. And she was proud of her work! I couldn't help but laugh to myself when I saw some of her stuff marked at like $20. I mean, come on lady. I see that it's a 2x4 with scrapbook paper cut into petals. I'm not paying you $20 for that.
I think that pinterest has created a mindset that we are all artists in our own rights. In a way, that's pretty cool. But in another, it's so deceiving. I have hundreds of pins full of big plans. But let's face it, if pinterest ever dies. Those pins die with it. I am a mad pinner, but a sad do'er. Aside from recipes, I really don't do any of it. yet.
But these are on dock:
The last one, is first up. And since it's a printable, I am pretty sure I can handle it. But we shall see.