Getting Crafty and Walking Again

Yes, its true…after 3 plus months with a broken ankle, I am finally walking cain- and crutch-free! I have been away from my computer, doing all those post-ankle break-type activities, like checking out shoe sales, pumicing the palms of my hands (major callouses from crutches), and pretty much enjoying life with both my feet back on the ground.

One thing I really missed was my crafting time. My studio was a huge mess and truthfully, I didn’t feel like digging through the trenches of my studio until I was feeling a bit stronger. So,  last week I decided to start getting crafty again!

Oh and did I ever miss it. While I was laying up the past several months, I got really into Pinterest, just dreaming of the day I’d be getting my craft on once again. So many beautiful DIY ideas on there–I’m just blown away by all of the creativity. Sure, I know that Pinterest is pretty much like crack of the internet. However, since I wasn’t able to go out much, it really has the perfect cure for my crafting blues.

Anyway, I made a DIY board on Pinterest and this was one of the projects that I thought was super easy and yet so pretty. Just clothespins, mod podge, glitter, scrap paper and voila….now I’ll be keeping my papers together with these stylish and clever clothespins.

I decided to get fancy on some, and I used vintage sheet music along with deconstructed vintage earrings. I always seem to need a little vintage flair to be satisfied.

I added magnets and vintage earrings to these to go on the refrigerator of our retro-inspired kitchen.


Okay, I got a little picture happy, but it is so nice to be walking and taking photos again. Although, one crutch did make a good tripod at times…

Well, thats it for now, but I have about a gazillion more DIYs bookmarked that I hope to get to soon. I found them all on Pinterest and other blogs and sites with great ideas and lovely pictures. Any good DIYs you tried out after being inspired by a Pinterest pic? Hope to pin along with you, check out my boards  here.

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