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August 26, 2014

touring through blogland


Whoops, I'm getting pretty terrible at this blogging-in-a-timely-fashion business. Don't fret - I've made my ritual sacrifice of acrylic yarn & tacky glue to the craft goddesses, so all is hopefully forgiven. 

Today I am participating in Touring through Blogland, & want to give a hearty shout-out to RaChil over at The Cwafty Blog. Please visit her blog if you like all things nerdy, crafty, catty, & generally awesome. Following in her footsteps, let the tour begin. 




WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON

Right now we're working on some home decor projects - there's a patchwork quilt in it's beginning stages, a collection of photographs & artwork that we're framing in unique ways for a gallery wall, & several other fixer-uppers for the house. We like to focus on projects that are realistic & doable, but also strive to present ideas that our readers may not have seen or considered before. We're also broadening our focus to everyday needs, like recipes, tips, tricks, & life-hacks.



HOW OUR WORK DIFFERS FROM OTHERS FROM ITS GENRE

Our work focuses on a wide variety of skills & problem-solving. Our motto is "We Can Make Anything," & we try to reflect that in the tutorials we create. Our projects differ from other crafting blogs in that we are on a tight budget, so we try & use what we have on hand when creating. We want to show that doing it yourself does not require going out & buying a variety of tools & resources, but that you can make do with what you already have in your house. 



WHY WE CREATE WHAT WE DO

Most of our projects are created out of necessity - if our home, wardrobe, or everyday life could benefit from a change or a new addition, we attempt to create it. We figure that if our project is helpful to us, it will be helpful to others. We also create as a means of sharing skills. Both Heather & I have a background in art-making, so we've been fortunate enough to gather some tips & techniques over the years. We like to share, so we share our know-how with our readers in the form of tutorials. 



HOW OUR CREATIVE PROCESS WORKS

Time management is not our strong suit (we're both artists, what can I say), so most of the time projects are conceived & executed all in the same day. Our creative process usually starts with a need for something: like when Heather's mom needed new rocking chairs, or when our fridge desperately required a makeover. We problem-solve the need based on the easiest & most long-lasting methods of fixing that need, & create tutorials based on our solution.  

Ideally I am supposed to nominate a few others blogs to continue on with the tour, but my life has been a mess lately, so I don't have that part of the post ready yet. Stay tuned, folks.

xoxo, 
-m.e. & Heather


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