This latest DIY I’m working on is kicking my butt! Have you ever worked with something for so long you stop being able to see any good in it? That’s where I’m at with this ridiculousness. On top of the feelings of inadequacy from not being about to make children’s toys into grownup and cool things (hint from three weeks ago), I’ve also seen two favorite little sketches of DIY ideas from my notebook end up on two of my favorite design blogs. It’s like these amazing and talented bloggers are drinking the same thought juice as me or something (is that too gross?). I think what I’m asking is: are we just all working with the same design rules and same materials and coming up with the same (slightly modified) things? It’s like that question from the Stockholm Furniture Fair: Do we need more chairs? I know the answer must be yes, there is always more to be designed, design isn’t over and I can contribute. But sometimes (like these last two weeks when I’m already stressed from too much school and not enough design time) it feels like everything has been done and I should just give up.
I just reread this amazing Ira Glass quote that is currently my desktop background (care of the always beautiful Design Love Fest) and am trying to remain calm and just do the work. Next week you will get this children toy turned grownup (hopefully) cool thing (see how I set goals?).
However, you will not get a Easter egg DIY from me. You have to visit these wonderful blog peoples sites for that. I know I will be this weekend. Because sometimes a girl just needs a little easy crafting to remember how good it can be.
5 (these are edible!) / 6 / 7
Now, I’m off to make a stove top modified version of this chili for dinner. Yum!