Monday, September 1, 2008

Let's Get This Party Started

So here's my attempt at a solely 'CRAFT" blog.
I've got a TON of blog posts, craft ideas, craft downloads, and tutorials saved and want to share them with the world - or at least with those brave souls who dare venture here. I'm starting at the bottom of one list and will share a few of these at a time. I also plan on posting about the crafts in which I find myself entangled or any craft ideas that come to me.
Please keep in mind that since I'm sharing items I have saved, many are 'older'. If you are a crafter, you may have already seen some of these. But, bear with me and we'll see how this develops. Please feel free to share any feedback, complaints, or suggestions in the comments section. I'm open.

Are you ready for this? Let's see if I am.

Craft Idea
I recently got The Big-Ass Book of Crafts (catchy title huh?) and love this wastebasket made by another crafter using the book.via
What a great way to re-use your own trash. Stylish and environmentally-friendly - yay!!

Cooking is also creative, and who can't resist a yummy cupcake. These are made from beer, not just any beer, Guinness!! I haven't had a chance to try these out since baking hasn't been on my to-do list lately, but they do look YUMMY!! Check out the recipe for these beer cupcakes.

If you are looking for some basic bead stitching instructions online, I found that Beads East has a great list of printable and video tutorials. The list includes basic instructions for a variety of beading techniques such as the daisy chain and peyote stitches. It's perfect for beginners and even for long-time beaders who need a refresher. Check it out!

Personal Creations
I had a long beach vacation planned and took two bags of craft supplies with me. However, Hurricane Gustav prompted us to leave early and I wasn't able to get as much accomplished as I had hoped. I did doodle on some shrink plastic, embroider a bit, and start a pair of basic earrings; but NOTHING got finished. As such, I did not take pictures. Hopefully, later posts will include some of my own work.

Send me some feedback on this initial post and what you think. I'm all ears (or eyes, as it a blog.)


Susangalique said...

wow! this is really neat!!

you have so many great ideas, glad you are sharing them

CraftyHope said...

I'm just realizing that comments on this blog weren't being sent to me and I never knew you commented. So sorry!!! I've changed the settings and hope it works better now. Hopefully, I'll start posting here again soon!!