Sunday, August 21, 2011

Craft Mania

Over the past few days I've been a little worried that I have been manic. I have been crafting like crazy, doing several projects at once. In the middle of all that I dyed my hair from blond to brown. What?! Don't worry, though. This isn't mania. I'm just finally feeling inspired and putting a lot of restless energy to good use. I had been in such a rut in my studio lately and it seemed like the only alternative was to watch a lot of tv and get really down. Then I came across Craftgawker. If you've never heard of it check it out. It's is an amazing resource of crafts and tutorials collected from many amazing blogs. So, long story short (or maybe short story long?) I have been trying out new things and have been on an absolute roll. And the brown hair? Just thought a physical change would be nice for the "new me."

Here's me:

And here's what I've made.

Found this garland tutorial at prudent baby via bridal musings. I've made two so far. Here's one.

Tassel Garland

Tassel Garland

Tassel Garlad

And then I made some tissue paper pom poms. Tutorial found here at the Martha Stewart site.

Tissue Paper pom pom

I have made more things and have more things in the works but I'll save it for a different post. I don't want to overload you like I overloaded myself. Today is still early and there are more crafts to make! Happy Sunday!


Jessica Robles said...

I have the Craftgawker app! I love it!

CassieMarie said...

Those are super awesome! :) I think I want to make one for my porch. Also, you two (ann & jessica) need to get on the Pinterest bandwagon - it is like a constant stream of craft porn! hehe. Seriously!

Maria-Thérèse ~ said...

Isn't it wonderful to feel that way - although I can totally relate to the slight concern... am I, um, losing it? Or am I really just incredibly creative? :D

anna said...

I'm going to check that side out! I wanted to make those pompoms for my birthday, but didn't have enough time for it. Crafts like these make me so happy. Love your new look!