I am a self-proclaimed pack rat. One could even say that I should have started this blogging thing ages ago if only to record my tastes du jour.
When I saw this piece by Simon Evans called Everything I Have, I got it. I totally understand why someone would want to do this. This is not to say that I do, or that I even could (lord knows this would take volumes), but wouldn't it be impressive to see a snapshot of your possessions on one sheet of paper?
After all, you can't take it with you.
Beyond clever bookmarks/book jackets! Visit Cup of Jo to see a dozen more.
Definitely a "why didn't I think of that" moment!
I love getting flowers. Any kind, really; I can even relish in a cheap grocery store bouquet. (The trick is to take it apart and make separate little bunches—just ditch the baby's breath.)
I'm always trying to invent a new way to make paper flowers. Here are some lovely examples…
From Maya*Made (one of my fave blogs)…she used shredder scissors.
I love these quilled flowers from Garden Party.
Flowers made from sewing patterns found at Polka Dot Rabbit. For real!
And lastly, from one of my favorite magazines, Parents (wink, wink), here are flowers made from catalogs and magazines. Blair Stocker from Wise Craft is the genius crafter behind these.
What's better than a flower that doesn't wilt?
Everyone is doing a part to help the devastating situation in Haiti, even the craft community. Visit the Craft Hope store on Etsy to purchase lovely handmade items. All proceeds will benefit Doctors Without Borders in Haiti.
As of January 20, 2010, they have sold over 1,000 items and raised over $20,000. Amazing.
For more information visit Crafthope.com.
…and Legos. Ok, I realized this is my second Lego post—I guess that proves that a classic can continue to reinvent itself. Lego has produced the Guggenheim and Falling Water—neither for the faint of Lego. I actually grew up in an Atlanta house designed by one of FLW's apprentices, Robert Greene—I wonder if I could build it out of Legos? Might be worth a try, on the next rainy Sunday.