Thursday, April 29, 2010

Happiness is...Light Bulb Moments

Don't you love it when you have spent a lot of time trying to figure something out and then you suddenly have a light bulb moment and it all makes sense? That's the best feeling! It's especially fun when you get to help someone else learn a new thing and they have an awesome light bulb moment.

My light bulb moment came last night when I tried to make a button for my blog to link to my 365 project on Flickr.  I tried the code on the tutorial at A Few of My Favorite Things and for some reason I could get the link to work but not the picture.  So, I looked around the internet and found another code on ehow and tried it. 

Guess what!  IT WORKED!!!  I figured it out!!  I'm so excited!!!

Here's my button!
Check out my published content!
It actually goes to my Flickr page when you click on it!!

The post on  A Few of My Favorite Things was great because I learned what you have to do to make a button and I learned how to get the url for the actual picture.  I'm sure the code was fine.  I probably just did something wrong when I was copying and pasting.  Now I'm going to try to make a button for my blog and use the tutorial for creating a scroll box so it can be copied and placed on other sites, too!
I think my favorite light bulb moments happen when I can help someone else learn something new.  I was supposed to help a couple people learn to make a felt notebook cover at Whatcha Makin' on Monday night.  Well, one person couldn't make it and we started a little late, so we didn't get very far.  I was only able to teach my friend Noemi and her daughter Sarah how to sew a blanket stitch by hand. 

On Wednesday Noemi wrote the sweetest message on my faceook page.  She wrote, "Happiness is having Marci teach me how to blanket stitch".  It made so happy to know that she enjoyed what I showed her.  Then on Wednesday night Sarah came up and told me she had been practicing her blanket stitch all week and was getting really good at it. I'm so excited for her!!! She is very talented!!

I hope I have more opportunities in the future to teach things at the Whatcha Makin' group.  I love crafting so much and it feels so good to be able to share it with other people! 

Makes me happy!!!

1 comment:

Velma said...

I love those moments! You are doing a great job teaching other people!!!!!