Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Ghosts of crafting past

I have an unhealthy obsession with crafting. Sometimes my projects turn out good, and sometimes they turn out kinda crappy, but nonetheless my apartment is now filled with stuff I've made. A lot of them I'm pretty proud of, and I thought I'd share them with you...who ever you are that reads my randomness. Enjoy! 

This guy is one that turned out a little less than perfect. I learned the hard way that a curved hurricane wasn't quite the best surface to try tile mosaic for the first time. Consequently, I also made the little plate it's sitting on (also not perfect....but let's be honest, none of my pottery will ever be perfect!)

This picture isn't the best, but this is a set of magazine holders that I made pretty. I'm not ashamed to admit that these are full of my Martha Stewart Weddings collection...don't worry, I have two more holders so I can expand :) 

This one was surprisingly easy to make, and honestly one of my favorite things I've ever made. I found the frame at an antique shop in town, added a little lace, some beads, and now I can proudly (and neatly) display at least 1/4 of my earrings! Maybe I should focus on my earring addiction next....

This last one is one of the longest-to-make crafts I've done. I started out saving my wine corks to some day make an epic cork board. I got to about 7 corks before I got impatient, and then serendipitously found a HUGE bag of corks at Goodwill, and I knew it was fate. The corks are actually mounted on a mirror, and the daisies at the bottom were a last minute addition to cover up the line of mirror that was too thin for corks. I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out, and it gave me the perfect background for my beautiful friend Katie's beautiful wedding invitation!


  1. Ahhh! I didn't know you had a blog! And I didn't know you were so crafty!! 1. I LOVE Martha Stewart wedding magazines!! I buy them too :/ 2. I made a wine cork board too!! I love it. I too started out thinking I would drink all the wine myself, and that failed. I went to a winery for mine, haha. 3. I am totally making an earring holder like that. Love it. Miss you britt. Emily W.

  2. GREAT crafts! love them all. SO SO very honored to be on the cork board. :) PS. three cheers that you have a blog. YAY! :)