" The most creative act you will ever undertake is the act of creating yourself."

Friday, July 27, 2012

P is for...

P is for Pinterest! Have you succumbed to the powers of Pinterest, yet? I finally did! Contrary to my original opinion of it, I love it! I admit it! I love the Pinterest Borg! If you want to see why I love it you can come check out my boards @ http://pinterest.com/kabischof/.

I have thoroughly enjoyed coming up with titles for my boards. I started out with normal names like everyone else and than inserted personality a while later. Anyhoo, why do I enjoy this mindless activity as much or more than facebook? Don't get me wrong. I love facebook and can't speak highly enough about it. However, after you've read all the posts 3 times in one day and have nothing else to do what then? Pinterest! That's what!

I don't just look and do nothing but wish for the stuff on there. It has sparked my creativity! It has motivated me to open another online shop. I closed my shop in 2009 when we headed out to Nebraska. I really enjoyed having a shop online and bringing in income for the family. It made me feel super wonderful! So, here I am opening another one but this time on Etsy because it focuses on handmade and vintage items which I've always loved making and finding. And, yes if I am driving down the road and I see a piece of picket fence or an interesting, albeit broken kitchen type chair in someone's trash...yep, you got it! My car circles the block, peels to a halt and out I jump to grab it before sombody else does! It's a tough market around here in Cleveland! The trash pickers start early and all the good stuff is gone by 11am! Gosh, I really hate when I hit publish post instead of save when I am not done editing! So, let me show you a few projects I've started or finished that have been inspired by Pinterest.

A whole Tree of Life Series has spurred from this one!

So, totally unedited on photoshop
(I'm so inept on the computer sometimes)!  Also, unfinished!
Ok, so I totally am not computer lit enough to get the pic on here to show you the original art that inspired me! Here is said link...http://www.flickr.com/photos/shilohanderson/4569942855/in/pool-598701@N25

This is also, unphotoshopped! And, needs more sewing!

And, here is the link to see the dress that has sparked this one! http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/town-festival-dress

If you'd like to see more of what I've made go hang out in my shop! Solicitors Welcome! No Shirt, No Shoes...Please Come In!! http://www.etsy.com/shop/MaddiesTreasureShop 



  1. Pinterest is addicting, isn't it? I have way more pinned than I can ever make so congratulations to you on getting some made! Love the fence!

  2. Hi Laura! It is addicting but I am truly thankful that it was born because it has sparked a fire in me! I would get so much more done if I didn't have 4 kids! hehe I'm actually looking forward to the twins going to preschool next year, before I always wanted to keep them home as long as possible. Thanks for the compliment! The fence post needs more painting but will eventually be for sale in my etsy shop.


  3. I agree - pinterest is addicting! Congrats on your new shop!

  4. Thanks Beth! Thanks for taking the time to read my blog!