March 20, 2008

I've Got the Craft Bug...

...and nothing to craft!

I had gotten this ugly '90's ottoman at a garage sale last May for my living room and I had high hopes of doing a cute, creative recover of it. Instead, it sat in our back room for 10 months not being use. So, last night, I did a super quick recover of it using a pretty, red curtain I had bought at a garage sale for $1 and a staple gun. It's not perfect, but it's done and it will do it's job just perfectly (as in something to put our feet on in the living room that Maddox can't hurt himself on).

Here's a picture of it done (I didn't get a "before picture")

Please excuse the ugly rug. I still haven't found one that I like and this one at least prevents some bumped heads around here.

Any way, I really want to create something. Shelley is my inspiration. She's so creative and crafty and well, I'm not. I can follow directions just fine, but aside from that, I have no natural creative juices. I have a baby hat knitting book, but I don't have all the needles that I need and the closest craft store is like 15 miles away and I never make it up that far. Hopefully soon I can start creating cute little hats.


Shelley said...

YAY! I think that's awesome! Gotta start somewhere, right?

Do you want needles for your birthday? Or do you want me to put together and embroidery pack for you?

Emily said...

Yes,that would be an awesome gift idea! LOVE IT!

Nicole said...

Hey I've got a craft bug too!! :-) As soon as I have money I'm gonna go to the craft store and start buying stuff to keep me busy :-)

jacquelyn said...

good work at being so thrifty and using it! i can make up stuff but cannot follow directions, i am pathetic.. justin thinks i am so ridiculous. his mom was going to show me how to do some specific sewing stuff but i just couldnt do it! ahhh (=
i have a whole stack of stuff i want to make stuff out of but oh my there is no time!
oh and you do look cute with your sisters (=