The File Is Starting to Overflow
All I need is more time in the day, so I can actually try some of these 'crafty' ideas that have caught my eye lately, like those I shared on Saturday. I keep finding more to add to the list, like everything in this post over on decor8.
I especially love this dreamcatcher idea. You could really make this your own with different embellishments. Have to say though, I really, really like this one.
Then of course, there is Sania Pell, who I've mentioned before. Thank you Cari for getting me addicted to this woman's work. She's not only a great interior designer, stylist, and photographer, she's also quite a crafty girl.
This tealight from vintage tart tin, looks like it wouldn't be too difficult to try.
Love the end result. The glow that the three wicks give off is so pretty.
Sania doesn't just 'make crafts' though, she also wrote a book about it.
May have to get my hands on that one. I bet she's got some fantastic ideas in it, and I love that the subtitle is '50 thrifty and chic handmade projects'. How can you go wrong?
The resurgence in crafting continues to grow and shows no signs of stopping. It feels like the right time for it as people look to spend less, yet still want pretty things in their lives that make them happy.
Crafting also holds so many memories for a lot of us. I remember doing lots of crafts from a kids craft book my Mom had on the shelf (aside: Mom, do you know the one I'm talking about? Is it still around?). If I was bored, there were all sorts of fun projects. Another side bonus of crafting is that you can often do it with a group of people and it can be quite social which makes it even more fun.
I was lucky enough to feature some wonderful crafters/artists this past fall. If you haven't read these post already, you'll find some great tutorials from Kristen, Stacey, and Daena. If you're interested in sharing a craft/art in the next installment of 'Be Our Guest' on Mercantile Muse, just let me know by commenting below and I'll be in touch.
Am I the only one that has crafts on her mind? Have you been crafting anything lately? Or are you just filling up your idea file like me and waiting for the perfect time to dive in?
What's Happening Behind Me
No, this isn't a comment about my backside growing larger because I'm sitting on it all day in front of the computer screen.
Just sharing today's take on 'it's a dog's life', as portrayed by Lucan.
Oh yeah, it's a tough life but somebody's got to do it.
Have a fantastic start to your week wherever you are and I'll do the same in my little office/studio.
Ciao for now,