I blog about my crafty side over at VB Creations. And Me? I'm a mid-twenties girl from Canada, a new mom to a baby girl, and an obsessed crafter. I always had a bit of a crafty side, but after discovering blogging, and the oh-so-addicting Pinterest, I find myself inspired much more often.
I love painting and playing with wood, or trying to make some new DIY piece of home decor, but my first love will always be working with paper: scrapbooking and cardmaking.
And a new thing to create out of paper: wall decor.
During my pregnancy, not only did I go through my nesting stage, I also went through a crazy crafting stage, and I've been a bit obsessed ever since.
I had a Super Mario theme in mind for my daughter's nursery, but we were on a tight budget. Buying beautiful matching nursery decor was out of the question for me. Then, inspiration struck, and I created almost everything in her Super Mario nursery by hand. I made all the wall decorations out of cardstock, I made the Bob-omb lamp myself, painted a cheap shelf, and decorated the letters spelling her name. I was so pleased with how it all turned out, and it kept me busy at the end of my pregnancy.
Now with my daughter taking up most of my free time, I don't have the time to make even half of the projects I'd love to try, but I've finally managed to get in some creating time here and there. My favorite thing that I managed to create lately was super easy to make: A DIY dry erase message board.
It was a fun gift idea that I made with my newlywed friend in mind. She loved it, and I recently got a message from her saying that they've written on it almost everyday since I gave it to them. And of course it was Pinterest-inspired.
In the next while I'd love to get back into my scissors and glue and make some Valentine's Day cards to send to friends, paint some wooden numbers for my daughter's room, and create some brand new paper wall decor for her room now that I've moved. I can't wait to get started, and get blogging about it.
What's your number one craft love? Are you a painter? A paper crafter? A knitter?
Wahoo! Isn't that train card and dry erase board so dang cute? I love Venassa's crafty blog. Stop by and give her some love today!