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Monday, December 7, 2009

Craftaholics Anonymous

This cute girl Linda emailed me a bit ago letting me how much she loved my blog…..I must admit, I never tire of those kind of emails….hint hint……but she also said she didn’t think she was “worthy”.  PA-LEEEZ……she’s amazing.  Way craftier than I’ll ever be.  She is so crafty that she needed an intervention, so she started Craftaholics Anonymous .Makes me feel a bit guilty that I’m posting this while drinking a hot steaming Hot Buttered Rum.  But I’ll get over it. 

The post that landed her in my FFF (future feature file) was this one on creating a piece of art from pinecones. Nov 16 110 I love how she finds unique ways to decorate her home that not only look amazing, but are thrifty.  You all know how cheap I am, so I love ideas like this.  It takes talent to decorate on the cheap.  It’s much more rewarding too.  She’ll even show you how because she’s got a ton of tutorials!  TUTORIALS!!!Nov 16 099Wanna talk unique?   Would you look at these fabric scraps!  Just look at them.  They’re beautiful!  She has a tutorial on these too.  She placed a paper towel cardboard roll in the middle so you can add a candle or something.  What a great idea that doesn’t cost any money…….if you sew that is and have loads of extra fabric around.Nov 25 017  Ahh….burlap.  Love the stinky stuff.  She made a wreath.  Another great idea.linda 024  Here’s more proof that you CAN have amazing decor without shopping in one of those high priced cool places.  You’ll need an old crib mattress thingy.  I suppose you could also use an old steal gate too.  DSC_0487 Grab more burlap…..any color….tie around the edges.  Clip a few photos and you’ve got yourself a great wall piece and conversation starter.DSC_0161Then add a bunch of round embroidery hoops with cute fabric and you’ve got a better decorated hallway than you could have done with Pottery Barn.

Amazing isn’t it?  And she thought she wasn’t worthy?  DSC_0167  While we’re swooning over burlap projects….I may as well show you this burlap pillow that’s been stenciled. DSC_0080 What I love the most……is she filled it with plastic grocery bags…….and she’s from Utah!   She’s recycling. DSC_0090 There’s hope for Utah….I’ve even had a few comments from Utahians putting me in my place saying they DO recycle.  I love being put in my place.  So if you’re from Utah and you recycle……let me know!!!

 

For a quick and easy solution for decorating her son’s bedroom, she worked her magic and came up with adding these cute alphabet cards to the wall and painting a chair.  DSC_0096DSC_0121Oh how I love paint. DSC_0046

Is this the cutest chair ever?

DSC_0107      Another form of recycling ………. love it. 

I know it seems too late to start an Advent Calendar, but really it’s not.  She decided to use baby food jars.  Turned out pretty cute didn’t it?  Dec.2 001

Tuesday is Get Your Craft On Tuesday.  It’s a great place to show us all your latest creative project.  I’ll have my McKlinky up……so get ready to post all you want.

OK, now off you go to visit Linda and give her a bad time about not feeling worthy.  We love her.

21 comments:

SoBella Creations said...

Great projects!

Kelly said...

I love the little chair! ~Kelly

unDeniably Domestic

suburban prep said...

I have made a few of the rag wreaths but what a great array of crafty projects.

sissie said...

I'd say that Miss Linda is one talented gal! Good for her and the fact that she uses stuff that no one else would ever think to use, and then, she makes something useful out of stuff!
I love all her ideas. Good job.
I'll go see her right now.

Nancy said...

I love how she used scraps and made everything awesome and fun. I am going to check her out for sure. I think she is going to give me some inspiration to craft out today... rainy day. First one in months!

Little Lizard said...

Love those baby jar lids on the advent calendar. Super clever. See you at the party tomorrow!

thestitchinchicken said...

Wow! How creative is she?! I love it! And who would have thought to stuff the pillow with those pesky plastic bags? I'm running over to her inspirational site now, thanks for introducing us!

kpmattingly said...

I love the scraps pillars. I wish I had thought of this/seen it a long time ago! I've tossed out so many fun colored scraps. Oh well, guess this means I need to sew some more!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Thanks for hooking us up to this great blog! Stuffing the holiday pillow with grocery bags is a wonderful idea!

Linda @ Craftaholics Anonymous said...

Aww shucks, you're too nice! I'm literally blushing right now!!:) thanks for the fab feature! This was a great way to start my week.
Thank you!
Linda

Gina said...

Fun projects, and love that they're thrifty too. Thanks!

Bird learning to fly... said...

I am loving her too!

What a creative mind!!!

It just shows what you can do with a bit of imagination and will power...

Thanks for sharing

The Harris Family said...

I love her blog!

Jennifer said...

I love it! Especially the baby bed spring thingy! Great idea to convert it to a photo frame!

Gayle said...

I'm from Utah, and while I don't do much recycling, I have made myself a TON of fabric grocery sacks - which reduces the NEED for recycling! It's a GOOD thing!

THEPAiSLEYFARMHOUSE said...

Cute advent calendar. I love the idea of baby food jars.

Simply Be Photo/Melissa said...

I'm from UTAH and I most defnialty recycle! Love your blog... just found it :)

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Linda rocks!!! AND I'm from Utah and I PAY to recycle!!! I even pay so the people in our apartments have the chance to recycle. How's that!!!!

Shanade said...

Linda from Craftaholics Anonymous is one of my favorites to follow! She is so talented, I love it. I'm doing a giveaway for her next Monday for her tutorials week. By the way, I'm from Utah and I do recycle!!! Most of my friends up here do to.

I love your blog!

Kimmy C said...

I am a follower of hers and couldn't disagree with her more! She is DEFINITELY worthy! I like to call myself a crafter, but compared to her...

I need to start thinking out of the box more like she does... my hubby has put me on a crafting budget, and she comes up with some creative solutions that would fit with us frugalistas!

C. Dianne Zweig said...

The crib idea is so creative...i am going to share this one with others...glad I found your blog...come visit, Dianne