Thursday, August 5, 2010

She’s Crafty…

First off, let me say that I am not a creative person. And I’m not saying that so that you all will leave me comments (and by the way, did you know that you could leave comments at the end of this post on the actual blog? Just thought I would point that out, because comments to a blogger? They are like crack to an addict) telling me that I am so creative. I’m really not. I have grown in craftiness in the past few years, but not so much in creativity. The difference is the ideas. I’m great at doing the craft, not great at coming up with the idea for the craft.

Enter the internet. Hallelujah for the world wide web! It is chock full of really creative people who like to share their knowledge. It is a virtual smorgasbord of creativity. There is a plethora of ideas out there waiting to be discovered. And while I may not be very good at coming up with my own creative ideas, I am awesome at copying someone else’s. I almost said stealing right there, but I’m not really stealing because these people gladly share their talent, even going so far as to give step-by-step instructions. Gotta love that generosity.

One of my favorite crafty people is Jill at Controlling My Chaos. She is incredibly creative and pretty funny too! I’ve gotten lots of ideas from her blog, especially for teachers’ gifts and school stuff. Which leads me to my latest project: ID tags for Abby’s backpack and lunch box. These are super cute, if I did make them myself.

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And here’s a close-up…

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All this took was about fifteen minutes, a couple of badge holders and key rings (found at good ol’ Wal-Mart), scrapbook paper, ribbon and a picture.

This was a really quick and cheap project, and Abby loves them!

2 comments:

  1. I made Troy's today. The kick in the head is, I can't find them. Any where! Really!! Ugh! Abby's are adorable. Good job.

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  2. Well I think they are DANG cute. :) Thanks for the link love too.

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