February 3, 2010

Top Reader Posts - February 3

  • My next comment comes by way of only a little bit of jealousy. . .How do these people think of this crap?!? Now remember I make (didn't say think of) crafty crap so crap is a term of endearment--most of the time anyway. Here are two examples: First we have wreaths made from a book and a wire hanger. . .(Words and Wire from Wendy at The Shabby Nest), then we move onto the even more creative Toilet Paper Roll Art from The How to Gal (I am still a bit baffled by that one.
  • Just to wrap up all of the Valentine's Day crap (not a term of endearment) here are some ideas you can use for making Valentine's Day crap (term of endearment) for your friends or family.
  • I have mentioned/featured the rain gutter bookshelves before but this time the post I am featuring has step-by-step directions. Heaven forbid I just get the idea and run with it. . .nooooo, if I have the steps written for me (no matter how simple they may be) I am more likely to do it. Thinking for yourself is highly overrated when someone else has already done the thinking for you (does not reinventing the wheel ring a bell). Anyway moving on from my lazyiness resourcefullness to the links. Kimberly at Raising Olives was so kind as to share the Rain Gutter Book Shelves: Tutorial.
  • There is a slight baby boom going on in my vacinity (friend, co-worker, friend's siblings, etc.) and I think tag blankets would make a cute gift for some of them. Granted not a cute gift I would ever make but just the same a cute gift maybe one of you will be inspired to make for someone you know. Sumo from Sumo's Sweet Stuff has a Tag Blanet tutorial and if you (like myself) don't get the point of a tag blanket, Sumo explains it at the beginning of the post.
  • I have decided that Stef at Frugal Home Ideas and I could be good friends because of what I read in her DIY Decorative Balls post. This statement alone, lead me to believe this "I just can't buy knick knacks. Don't get me wrong - I love knick knacks. I walk through the aisles of Home Goods and drool. It's one of the first things I envy in others homes. But when it comes to forking over the cash for a ceramic dog, or in this case, "balls of string" (as my husband named them), I just can't do it. I can't pay for something that doesn't have meaning or function or sentimental value that will just need to be dusted. I hate the idea of spending money on something random purely to take up space. But that doesn't mean I won't accept a gift! Or re do a tacky good will find, or make something from scratch. That I can handle." I will definitely be looking around her blog for more ideas in the very near future.

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