Thursday, October 18, 2012

is allison really anti-pinterest? let's change her views!

My friend, Allison, is one of a kind.  She has the best sense of humor and her blog is filled with all sorts of real life scenarios and fun stuff that I love.  I want to hang out with this girl in real life!


Hey ya'll, my name is Allison and I blog over at Live Simply-Live Well, and I am so excited to have been asked to do a guest post for Lesley. I think I actually squeeled and sent her an email with way to many !!!!! points. Lesley is so creative and inspires me with her tips and advice! Thanks Lesley for giving me the chance to write over here!
What is it about Fall that bring out the creative side in us? Does the cool weather beacon us to get out the ribbon, fabric, and glue guns? I know that every single blog I read everyone has headed over to Pinterest and gotten their creative on. Have you?
For me, I am fighting the urge to make anything I see on Pinterest. I love Pinterest and spend way too many hours on that flippin site. The problem is, I have no creative bones in my body, and every time I have attempted to make something I have seen on Pintrest has ended in an utter failure. Scratch that, anything creative that I have ever tried has ended up in an utter failure. I have burned my skin off while trying to redo furniture. After many many days of work, many many dollars spent on paint, brushes, and knobs, the piece actually looked worse than when I got it. I ended up giving it to one of my super crafty friends, and she turned it into this FABULOUS piece that I secretly want back.
 I have ended up with super glue in my hair when trying to create a craft board. , and I have ended up with sprinkles in every place on my body when trying to bake a cake I saw on Pinterest. By the way, that cake was as hard as a rock. None of those projects turned out well for me.
Please tell me I am not the only Pinterest failure. What have you tried on Pinterest that was not a success? As much as I love arts and crafts, I don't have the patience or skill to actually see a project to completion. I may or may not have called in "arts and craps" in a fit of rage one day.
Is there a gene that I am missing or something? I think there must be. Every pin on Pinterest says "its so easy", "anyone can do it", "you only need two products" "fail proof project that will complete your home and life and make you a better person and all of your friends will be jealous of your creative talents and it will be so good that people will want to buy your goods and you can quit your job and do this full time and it will be super great." You know what I am talking about right?  And I fall for it every time. I always rush to the store, buy the 2 items that  need to complete this fabulous product that will bring glory, honor, and fame to my family, and when I get home I start the project. Two steps in I know I am doomed. I stand up walk away and leave a disaster on the floor. My husband comes in, encourages me to take my time, finish, and tells me it will be great. So I go back, finish my crap, I mean craft, and show it to him. Most often, my 5 year old nephew could have done a better job.
Another perfect example would be the sewing machine that my mom gave to me a few years ago for my birthday. I wanted to sew blankets for the homeless. I could not even figure out how to thread the machine. I was telling my husband that the machine was defunct and broken. He looked at me with kindness in his eyes and asked " Is it the machine or is it really operator error?" The machine is still in the box in my closet gathering dust. My mom has actually won awards for sewing, and she just does it for fun in her spare time. So, this leads me to believe that the creative gene has skipped a generation.
I am creatively doomed, and for the rest of my life I will be banished to the fabulous female club because I can't do anything creative.
This fall, I am going to try my hardest to avoid attempting any projects from Pinterest. I will just sit on the couch and watch football instead. Because that is the same thing....  I will leave the creative stuff to you guys and drool over all of your fabulous creations instead.
Please tell me I am not the only one with this condition. Are there any other Pinterest failures out there other than me? Lets bond and form our own anti creative sorority instead, mmK.  Share your Pinterest catastrophes with me.


Rach said...

Oh yikes, those are some rough experiences you have had, girl! I've had an occasional Pinterest fail, but mostly lots of successes! I hope you come across some better ones! :)

Stacia said...

Love that 2 of my faves are on the same blog today!!!!! {heart} you both and I'm a pinterest FREAKAZOID!!!!!!

My life would not be the same if I couldn't pin something many times a week!

Awesome that you featured her today!!!!

Janna Renee said...

Haha the whole point of Pinterest is that even people who can't be creative can learn!!

lesley: the dream tree said...

you crack me up, once again. i will give you a couple easy pinterest ideas that i know you can master!