Friday, October 2, 2009

Time to Get Crafty!!

So I have this new found desire to be more creative and for me, being creative and crafty has a lot to do with someone "giving" me ideas that I find on the internet or in a magazine...BUT, I have heard that the more you do crafty things, the more your inner "creative craftiness" will come out. I am hoping for that since my creativity level is around a 2 on a scale of 1-10.

While searching the internet, I found a great blog that was FULL of inspirational links and ideas for creative and easy things to do.


This is one woman's blog who compiles a huge amount of contributing bloggers and crafty people all on one site. While I was looking around on her blog, I found a few others that really inspired me to get in gear and CREATE......

Raising Olives- She has a lot of tutorials for different easy projects...and wouldn't you know? I already completed one, well ok, I watched my husband complete it...but still, I was there cheering him on. That counts right? The cheerleaders are just as important as the team? Alright, enough about me...

Here is what we did the other night. Rain Gutter Bookshelves. I know, sounds wierd, but once they were up, they are just about the cutest thing you could ever imagine.... to come out of a rain gutter:)
You can get her tutorial here.
The idea behind the gutter book shevles is that your children can now see the entire front of the book which will encourage them to want to pull some down and read...I kid you not, my daughter and her friend went right in after we put it up and did this!

I am impressed, an invention that does what it is supposed to do!

Also this week, our internet was down.... after I had a small heart attack wondering what I would do with my life( I know pathetic), I decided to do my block of the month for my quilting group.
Not the greatest picture but hey, that's not the creative part here...

My next project that I found and am excited to pursue is this:

WindowSeat Dress UP

Not only did I find this project on this blog, but I also found a new inspiration for life at home. I think this mom has such a light in what she does. I encourage you to search around her blog and get to know her....I feel like I do.
You can find her main page here:
My Kids Eat Off the Floor- Anyone who has their blog named that is a friend of mine :)

Well, that's about it. I will share more with you later as I finish up the pumpkin craft. I have a few more ideas that I will share....but I encourage you to findy your

INNER CRAFTINESS.....or just search around for it..that's what I'm doing!

Share with me some easy craft ideas you have!


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  1. Thank you so much for your kind words about my blog. I'm glad you've found something to try--post pictures so I can see how they turn out!

  2. i am not a crafter at all-- and i don't know if this is up your alley in any way-- but i like reading the frugal family fun blog, just for fun ! :).
    it is just a mom who has a lot of simple ideas to keep her 2 girls busy, for cheap!
    the other day i also downloaded a free fun guide compiled by moms from all different blogs-- it has a lot of great ideas for crafts, cooking together, etc...

  3. @ Meliss, Thanks so much for those recommendations! I just downloaded the free guide, and I can't wait to look at it when I have more than a minute to sit at the computer . Hope you are well :) Praying for your family and your precious babies!