We were nominated by the beautiful Grace of The Big Reveal for the DIY Blog Tour. We met Grace at a Lee Jeans event a few weeks ago and have been big fans of her blog ever since. She writes about interior design, creates amazing found and foraged DIYs, posts drool-worthy wish lists, and so much more. If you don't already read her blog, you should!
For the DIY Blog Tour, we were asked to answer these four questions and then nominate someone else for the tour! So, here goes...
WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON?
nora bird: I don't really have any huge projects I am working on at the moment. When it comes to DIYs, I am sort of a spur of the moment, I want to do this right now sort of a gal. I don't really plan things out in advance so much. That said, I do have one DIY project in the works that requires my husband to teach me how to use one of his power saws. And what that really means is that he will be using the power saw and creating the design that I have in my head and then I will post it on the blog and take all the credit! One non-DIY project that I am currently working on is cleaning out, paring down, and recreating my entire wardrobe. I am trying to create a simpler, classic, and more minimal closet of clothing and accessories. It is definitely still a work in progress, but I am getting there! Megan and I are also always brainstorming and coming up with new things to do with the blog and ways to foray our love of fashion, design, and DIY out of the blog and into the world. There are constant emails back and forth about things we would love to try or projects we would love to work on. We are always thinking of new ways to put ourselves out there!
HOW DO YOUR DIYs DIFFER FROM OTHERS IN THE GENRE?
megan bird: My DIYs are always easy. Sometimes I even feel embarrassed to call it a DIY, it’s so easy. I never want to be that blogger who does a DIY on making jean shorts, but I also don’t want to be that blogger that uses the Pythagorean Theorem to figure out what angle you need to cut your fabric in order to get the perfect craft made. (I know, that doesn’t even make sense, but I think you know where I’m going with this.) When I am making something for my home or my family/friends, and I post it on the blog, I like to think that instead of teaching someone how to do something, I am giving them the inspiration to create it on their own.
WHY DO YOU WRITE/CREATE?
nora bird: We started this blog four years ago as an extension of our business at the time. We were selling vintage clothing and doing pop-up shops and this blog grew out of that. We honestly didn't even know what a blog was when we started two birds. Since then, this blog has become so much more than a business. We have met so many amazing people through the blog, and that is by far my favorite part of it all. I would never say that my writing on the blog is all that great or that my DIYs are worthy of praise or rewards or my outfits are all that fashionable, but this blog is just kind of who we are, very honest and open, take it or leave it. I just have so much fun with the blog and reading other blogs and meeting awesome people (both virtually and in real life) and building friendships. This blog is a big part of my life and soul now and I am always so inspired by my other blogger friends and that is why I keep writing and creating and coming back!
WHAT’S YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS?
megan bird: I don’t have a normal process. I am a very impulsive person when it comes to crafting. I will be at work one day, and suddenly feel the urge to make something (or redecorate my whole house). One craft is usually the way I go, but there are also days that I will come home with a new mid-century chair or eight vintage grandma blankets (you think I’m kidding, but I’m not). Chris prefers the small craft, I vary. Anyhow, when actually doing something creative, I need to be all in, meaning I need to want to do it and I also need to know that if I stop, I probably will not end up finishing it. So, once I start, I have to finish. Trust me, I have a few unfinished crafts lying around the house because I stopped to make dinner; they will probably never get finished. When I have the time and the “all-in” mentality, I normally get everything together and organized, clear a nice big spot on the floor for myself, and turn on 80s pop music. There’s nothing like a good Cyndi Lauper song to get you in the mood to craft (and maybe a glass of wine).
WHO ARE WE NOMINATING?
Like we said above, there are so many awesome and amazing people we have met through this blog. One of our favorite ever DIYers is Megan of Ginger Snaps. She not only posts the cutest DIYs and yummiest sounding recipes, but her writing is clever and hilarious and she is just someone you want to hang out and share a
glass bottle of wine and talk all night with. She also might be the world's greatest thrifter. We definitely consider her one of our friends, even though we have never actually met her in person! For those reasons and more, we are nominating Megan!
A few of her awesome DIYs:
Be sure to check out her blog for more! And thanks again, Grace, for the nomination!
xoxo, two birds