Friday, August 27, 2010

My Creative Mess (and Spongebob!)

I have a crafting problem. I start a billion projects and about halfway through I decide I'm not in the mood to complete them cause there's something else I'd rather be working on. Yeah, I think it may be crafty ADD. I truly enjoy creating. I also enjoy (LOVE) looking at all my pretty supplies! What I don't enjoy, however, is the mess that comes along with it. Case in point:

(Yes, my walls are orange. No, I don't particularly like them. We're renting and we'll be out of here in less than two years. No way I'm painting...saving that joy for my next house!)

It's a disaster but I'm getting stuff done, slowly but surely. Here are a couple of things I've finished recently and a few I'm working on:

Twine balls. Love these things! Super simple to make but a little time consuming. All you need is a styrofoam ball, twine (from Target dollar spot) and lots of glue sticks. You just wrap the twine around the ball and glue every couple of inches. I work on these On Sunday nights while watching True Blood with my husband.

These $2 knee socks from Target will soon be baby legs for my girl. She's 13 months and the stinker still isn't walking! She takes steps here and there but she finds it much faster to crawl. So adorable to hear the splat splat of her little hands as she takes off crawling down the hall! wooden welcome! I really like the way this turned out. My kids and I were taking a walk and I saw that someone was throwing out a bunch of wood scraps. I, of course, picked some up and brought it home. I spray painted it off white (it didn't give complete coverage which is great--adds to the weathered look) and then glued on the wooden "welcome" word (also spray painted) that Ibought for $1.99 at JoAnns. Quick, easy, and looks fantastic on the console table in my entry.

A fun and fluffy coffee filter wreath hanging above the console table in the entryway. Love those little Command hooks...just perfect for something like this.

And last of all, I have to brag on my boy. He is such an artist...I'm really amazed by his talent. Seriously. He's 8. Look at this picture of Spongebob he drew on a little whiteboard. (He wasn't looking at a picture and copying it--he just drew this out of the blue.)

The boy has talent, right?!

*Look at my sidebar to see link parties I love!


terrid614 said...

hi kristin! visiting from new friend fridays!! your blog is adorable. i had to laugh because, i too have like a hundred projects going on right now. i always say, if i only had a longer day!!!! i love your blog background as well! nice to 'meet' you~terri

Tracy's Trinkets and Treasures said...

Love your twine balls. I love anything with twine on it and I love spheres so great combo. I think your craft area is pretty awesome and so is that artist son of yours.

thepunkrockmom said...

LOVE your craft space! I wish I had room for something like it!
And yes, your little one has talent! What a great drawing!

Happy Friday Follow! (from The Girl Creative :)) I'm your newest hanger on :)


Alison said...

LOVE your coffee filter wreath!!

sarah said...

love the twine balls , perfect for fall!

Wife to Ben, Mama to Lily said...

Love the Coffee Filter Wreath...would there happen to be a tutorial anywhere in the future? pleeeeease ;) I would love to make one of those.

Southern Belle said...

Love the twine balls. I like the natural look of them.

Not that long ago I sewed some baby legs for my little one too and my niece. Sewing them is fun and much cheaper than purchasing them already made.


sarah said...

Thanks for the comment! I think I giggled with glee when I saw I had more then 0 comments! lol

hungryhippie said...

Why haven't I thought of twine balls? So cool!!! Your blog looks fab. I found you from Just something I whipped up....TGC. Peace out!

Ruth H. said...

Those twine balls are terrific! I just had one of those "Aha" moments, when I said, "OHH, that's how you make those!" Thanks for sharing your creativity!

Catch A Falling Star said...

Love the twine balls!
I have been envious of the coffee filter wreaths I see all the time but, I LOVE my coffee that I can't brong myself to use to filters for
Encourage your boy!
He does have talent.
My oldest child was the same way. I told her I would post her drawings on my blog within a couple of weeks...she was elated.

Kristy@MyPretties said...

I love your twine balls. I have to try those.

I'm your newest follower. Visit me at if you'd like!

Kaysi said...

looks great!

Megan {Honey We're Home} said...

I love those twine balls! I'm laughing about your baby realizing its quicker to crawl:) She seems to know what she wants! My son is almost 6 months and is rolling all over the place!

Bernadette Merikle said...

really like the twine balls and have seen them around all over. Love that you kick back and make them. I might grab a whole bunch of balls and make a bunch up for a "natural" themed Christmas tree this year. Fitting for my new fake tree (smile).