Friday, January 15, 2010

What's In A Name ?

Before I came up with the idea to start a blog, I already had the idea for the Angry Pincushion. He started as a doodle. I doodle a lot in my spare time. One day I decided to take my little drawing and make him a reality. And so, with a simple red tomato pincushion, some pins (of course), and a few more doodles, the Angry Pincushion was born! Cute little fellow isn't he! At the time I started my blog I wanted to make him not only the mascot but incorporate him in some of the posts, so far I have no stuck to that, but that is about to change. But first I feel it is time he receives a name.

Can you help me pick a good name for our little angry/cute friend? Feel free to leave a name idea of your own in the comments section, or send me a little message at if you are so inclined! I will be picking the name on January 31st.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Happy New Blog!...I mean Year!!

Ice clings to the twigs, and lights in my front yard.

If your holiday season was anything like mine you're ready for a break, and a long nap. Hopefully though you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's. I personally couldn't wait for the new year to start, 2009 had not been a good year. Most recently my beloved cat Isabelle, whom I had since the month after my 15th birthday, passed away in November from an aggressive cancer. She was eleven years old, and had the sweetest and most amazing personality. It was devastating for me, and not a day goes by that I don't miss her greatly.

On a more positive note, I have been working hard on new projects, layouts, etc. for The Angry Pincushion. I came to several realizations as well on my blogging hiatus. I came to the conclusion that instead of trying to create a blog that was uniquely mine I felt I was in a constant competition against other creative and craft blogs. I wasn't having fun doing my projects and posts,
and that's really what it should be about: Fun! I was fretting over how many readers I had, mad I didn't have a fancy camera or photoshop, and always reading the popular craft blogs and comparing mine to their's. This will not be the case anymore. I will strive hard to stay true to myself, and my creative outlets, and hope to entertain or inspire a few people along the way!