A few days ago I decided to deactivate my Facebook account. I don’t smoke but I guess I can compare it to quitting cigarettes. I am feeling withdrawal symptoms, but I manage to control it. It was a decision brought about by a misunderstanding I had with my husband regarding a random post I made. I never thought a frivolous thing such as a photograph would cause us to have a misunderstanding, but it made me realize that people, even those closest to you, sometimes have wrong interpretations of what you post. I felt like I was betrayed by Facebook. All is well now between hubby and me but it had got me thinking that I should not spend any more time on it–time which should be spent on things more productive, on my husband, on my kids, my cooking/baking and on sewing–an emerging hobby…Not that I spend a great amount of time on FB (I don’t play the games, I only read messages from friends and post occasionally) but I felt that I should spend the time that I spend there with those most important to me. If not 100%, at least close to that. (FYI, spending time writing this blog is my “me” time, only when the kids and hubby are asleep).
I have reactivated my Facebook today, only to post links to this blog and for friends to send messages on my iPhone. Now, with Facebook virtually out, I was left with my twitter and Pinterest 😀 and this blog
I have been in twitter at around the same time that I have been on Facebook, but I think I’m the only one in the world who doesn’t get it. I post a tweet yet I feel no one gives a sh-t about it. It feels so pathetic. Pinterest is more to my liking since it’s about 90% pictures, and I love pictures coz I’m a photographer-at-heart. Somehow, Pinterest appealed to me, in such a way that I get visual input regarding some ideas stuck on my head. Some things which I thought were impossible to do were actually do-able, and there are photos to prove! One pin that caught my attention was from the blog Scattered Thoughts of A Crafty Mom. The word “no-sew” made it really attractive!
It just so happens that I have a canvass tote lying around the house which I sometimes use as an eco-bag for grocery shopping. It has a logo of a phone company in the center and the ruffles will be great for covering it.
|canvass tote bag with the markings for the ruffles|
I don’t have any scrap cloths so I charmed my husband to crive me to 100 yen shop to get the materials (floral hagire/cut cloth, glue gun, ribbons)
I also did not have pinking shears so I had to look and order for a cheap one online at Rakuten. Until it arrives, my project is on hold. I’ll post photos as soon as I get it done.