So Much to Craft, So Little Time

From Moo-Moo to MAH-velous

Social networking, Etsy, and blogs have really sucked up a lot of my time these days because I keep finding such cool stuff!  Much of it has inspired me to try my hand at whatever it is, and to that end I spent .32¢ short of $100 (!) at Hobby Lobby yesterday, mostly on lino block printing supplies.  If you’re not familiar with lino block printing, you can find a short YouTube video of it here. My inspiration for that comes from Fawne of Moment of Stars.  I haven’t broken out the carving tool just yet,  but I did use a little ready-made stamp in the shape of a baby chick I bought.  I’m planning on home-making some invitations for a baby shower I’m hosting.  I don’t like the way they look just yet, but I’ll post pictures when I do.

Today’s lightening bolt of inspiration came from Marisa, whose blog I stumbled upon through facebook or some other social media I’ve been cruising. Her blog is called New Dress A Day, and you guess it, she’s challenged herself to make one new dress per day for a year.  Now, this part alone isn’t all that inspirational – it’s the budget and materials she uses that inspires me.  With only a budget of $365 ($1 per dress!) she frequents thrift stores and goodwill shops and buys some of the most heinous moo-moos (don’t act like you don’t know what a moo-moo is; but just in case, urban dictionary’s definition:  A rectangular cloth with crude stiching worn by morbidly obese persons) and turns them into chic, vintage-inspired outfits.  I just may have to try my hand at this, too!  Christian Women’s Center, here I come! (And this time my husband won’t get mad at the amount of money I spent on this crafty project!)

 Happy Crafting!


9 Responses

  1. I checked out the New Dress a Day – it was great. Now I wish I had a sewing machine and knew how to sew/had the time to sew. There were some crazy dresses she transformed.

    • Melanie and I should host a craft-in where everyone brings their own suds and old dress and we’ll re-work it! We have a couple of sewing machines between the two of us…

    • okay, muu muu. who started spelling muu muu like that? I mean, it’s just good logic that it would be spelled moo moo because the people that wear them are big as cows!

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