It was only after I started using IG more and following more people and talking to people on it that it got me thinking a bit more about my IG aims. Here, inside my phone, were loads of people with whom I shared multiple interests. People who I would never have met or found if they hadn't lived in this little community in my phone! The more I got "talking" to people the more I thought about how great it would be to meet some of these people IRL (see how I'm converting to text speak! haha!! I don't use it seriously, just as a bit of a joke with a few other IG buddies.) These people didn't make me feel like I was strange because I enjoyed making things in my spare time (an aside to this, I have been told by a lady who worked with me that I was born in the wrong century and that I should be out pole dancing of an evening, not embroidering or crocheting!!) The more I thought about it the more I thought that some of these people could actually be "my kind of people" and I was sure that we'd get on swimmingly in real life. I often got that feeling when I read other people's blogs but as a non blogger I didn't tend to leave many comments on people's blogs and thought that contacting bloggers was a bit stalkerish if I wasn't a blogger myself! Although there is a stalkerish elemement to IG at least there was the potential for it to be mutual!! hehe!
So, reason no. 1 for loving Instragram my new found crafty buddies.
Without IG I would never have met the super lovely Cuckoo and the gorgeous Beany both of these fabulous ladies I now consider as dear friends (IRL.)
Cuckoo is one of the "my favourite bloggers who started using IG that I went to stalk" as mentioned earlier! I have already confessed to Cuckoo that I was a bit of a stalker. She's ok with this! She's even given me a couple of tests to check! I must say I failed the test, so maybe I'm not such a stalker after all! The first time I met Cuckoo it was a bit like meeting a celebrity (in my eyes!) She said I looked a bit shellshocked when she threw herself at me! haha!!
Haha!! Cuckoo will no doubt go mad when she sees this! ( It's the only pic I had of you, honest!! I wish I still had the text in which you gave me permission to publish any pictures I had of you!) Cuckoo in her Bird Box after we'd had a couple of drinks with dinner!! Such a fun weekend. I love my time with Cuckoo and her brood! Can't wait until half term!
This picture makes me smile. Suzie loves beans and this is one of her cuddly beans! I was making one of these while at Suzie's one weekend and it turned out far bigger than it should have been. Suzie tells me that my tension was too loose. I gave it to this bean as a hat! I think he looks happy about it!