To commemorate the first week of my new website, I have decided to start “You Sew Rock Me Fridays” here at Sew Rockin’. I am amazed at how many wonderful things I come across that totally inspire me. I wish my hands could craft as fast as my brain can can!
I am not sure if I will choose this way every time, but I either want to make the projects I chose today (some version of them at least), or I want to use the techniques the crafters as inspiration for another craft. So here you go….the 10 projects that rocked me this week!
Camille at Six Sisters’ Stuff made this Halloween Burlap Rag Wreath. If you are new to this blog you may not know that I love burlap. I have been making a ton of stuff with it lately. This week I made a Halloween sign with orange burlap after I found a 1/2 yard roll of it staring me down from the remnant bin at Hobby Lobby. What I love the most about Camille’s project is that she ties strips of burlap on a wire frame, so it is a little different from the other burlap wreaths I’ve seen. I was at JoAnn’s today and I picked up an 18″ frame to do this. I’m thinking I will use regular burlap (maybe even different shades) and maybe put some cotton fabric strips in along with the burlap.
Sarah at Sidetracked Sarah made this Fleur-de-lis Sign Holder. Though I live in Houston, I am actually from New Orleans so I love anything Fleur-de-lis, but unfortunately it doesn’t really go with my beachy theme decor. I love the idea of a little stand to say cute phrases. I agree with Sarah that one of these would make an awesome wedding gift! I am thinking I might do a few of these for christmas presents.
Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects made these Yarn Ball Pumpkins. Though I am not totally into holiday decorating, these are super cute! I think these would be awesome in different colors and made into a mobile perhaps….hmmm…
Meaghan at This Messy Business made this Built In Jewelry Holder from a hole in her bathroom wall! I have not really talked about it on my blog yet, but I have totally renovated my house since I bought it over and a half ago so I know how much energy and dedication it takes to get projects done. And I love that Meaghan’s project involved taking a weird space and turning it into something awesome. This also inspired me because I have been trying to figure out what I want to do with my current heap of jewelry and this is a super idea…I am definitely going to consider doing something like this!
Carol at The Polka Dot Closet made these Polymer Clay Cabinet Pulls. I love learning how to make anything from scratch and I am wracking my brain on what to do with these. I’m thinking I might add them to something like Meaghan’s cabinet in project #4 and use them to hang necklaces on.
Tonia at The Gunny Sack made these DIY Mary Jane Socks. If you’ve seen my tutorial on Reversible Car Seat Strap Covers, then you know that my 4 month old baby niece Ava is ridiculously adorable and looks super cute in stuff like this! My sister Christie already has a couple of pairs of similar socks for her but Ava is starting to outgrow them. So, these are a definite must make for me! I’m even thinking of adding little bows.
Jess at Make and Do girl made this Coffee Stirrer Art. I love stuff with “awesome organic texture” as Jess calls it, and really this project reminds me of that painted rustic wood art, but mini-sized! What is so great about her project is that it is super simple (and cheap!) and there are so many things you could make with this these little sticks. I have something particular in mind but I will wait to share that with you so I don’t spoil the surprise!
Rebekah at Potholes & Pantyhose made this Spinning Composter. I have been trying to plan out a garden in my side yard and I really want a composter but they are so expensive and I can’t really find one that I like. Enter Rebekah with her mad building skills…and viola…a solution to my problem! In addition to being crafty I am also very handy, so something like this would be pretty easy. You just might see me building this on a blog post this spring!
Sarah from Creating Sarah made these Halloween Polka Dots. I love polka dots…they just make me happy. And I love bright colors! So I see in my future a happy bright polka dot banner to go in my sewing room. These are totally me! It amazes me how something fun is so simple to put together.
Sarah from Hart’s Desire made this Riddling Rack. This is Ah-MAH-zing! I love the rustic look of it, but I have to figure out how I can adapt it for me since I don’t drink a lot of wine! I kind of just want to build one just to build one. Ever get that feeling?
I hope you will agree these projects are as awesome as I think they are! Now go out and make something!
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