Since school is still kicking my butt (less than 2 weeks to go!), I am STILL finding it hard to squeeze in some crafting – sad!! So I thought I would take this opportunity to share some of the ways that I save my precious, limited cash when it comes to the necessity of acquiring supplies.
JoAnn’s Fabrics – read this!
The best local craft shop around my area is JoAnn’s Fabrics. If you haven’t visited them before, know that it’s more than fabric! They have tons of really good coupons (in addition to great prices) that can save you lots of cash. Continue reading →
Just had to break away from homework for an hour and get a small project done. I needed my fix! This is a fun and simple one that you can do while watching an episode of tv… and you’ll be done by the end of the show! Super cute and a great little gift for just about anyone (who doesn’t have a phone or camera they carry every day?). Continue reading →
My craft life has been lagging lately due to demands from school (but only a few weeks left, woo-hoo!). So I haven’t been very crafty. 😦 I’m actually suffering from project withdrawals! No joke! So this week – for lack of any new projects from myself – I will be introducing you to some creative peeps whose work I admire.
Using elegant cranes with crisp lines of beautiful paper, Oliwro creates colorful origami mobiles. I especially love this photo of a huge bunch of them. I have one hanging in my son’s room, and he loves it.
Knitting is one of my favorite pastimes. Here are the 3 things I wish someone had told me when I started my first project.
1. Pick The Right Yarn
The most fun part! For your first project, no matter how small (even potholder small), you will probably find it takes longer than you think (though every time you make a stitch – trust me – you are getting faster!). Because you will be handling the yarn for what will periodically feel like forever, pick a yarn that has the texture and color you really love. Continue reading →
One of my fellow bloggers, Crafty Girl, offered to make me a super cute penguin! I wanted to do something special in return, so my surprise return gift was an assortment of handmade greeting cards (I forgot to take a picture of the actual set I sent, but they were similar to the collection of cards I made in the pic below). I loooove the idea of an art swap! It’s so nice to have other people’s artwork in my home to appreciate.
I was excited to read this morning that a fellow blogger, CraftyGirl, had nominated me for the “Very Inspiring Blogger” award! This peer-nomination is a way to recognize people in the blogging community whose work you appreciate. It was a happy surprise to be nominated. Thank you for the smile CraftyGirl! You made my day. 🙂