While traveling around blogland I see so much of it - creativity that is. Seems I never grow tire of oooooing and ahhhhing. Not to mention the multitude of amazement that can be found on Pinterest. There are so many ideas I'd like/plan to copy (you can tell by my ever increasing pin boards).
I guess there's really no need to complain about lack of creativity when it's perfectly legal to steal ideas from others. I'm sure people don't mind being copied. Why else would they be so generous with tutorials?
I first noticed Sachiko's (from Tea Rose Home) tutorial for taking a plain old T-shirt from drab to fab back in 2010. Every now and again I'd go back to take a look at it - then summer 2011 I purchased two inexpensive T-shirts to make one for myself.
Fast forward Summer 2012 and Sachiko is featured on My Craft Channel showing the tutorial once again. I took this as a "it's time to get this shirt done" clue. Now I can scratch this project off my mental to do list.
Those fabric flowers ... not as quick to do as I had thought. Guess with a little more practice I could manage to do them faster. Feels good to have this project off my list.
On another note. Look what happened to me this morning!!!
This is a BURNT UP desk lamp. Doesn't look that bad from the pictures, but I promise you - was like 4th of July fireworks (red, yellow, blue, maybe even green sparks/flames)! This is the lamp from my computer desk, and I've had it for a few years now. It hardly ever blew a bulb.
The first warning was a pop, then some sizzling, then a full blown FLAME. I didn't know what to do! First word out of my mouth was "JESUS"! I was even afraid to snatch the plug from the wall. Fire and smoke and soot all over my paper laden desk and MY COMPUTER. By the time I gathered my nerve to pull the plug, it was all over. Wheeeew! No more leaving lamps on while I run to the store.
Gotta get new lamp.....................