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Weird Wednesday – What A Doll!

Elly Mae by bobsimagination

Meep Art Doll by essarah

Cucuy Cuties Plush by studiolongoria

Upcycled Barbie Doll Wall Art by gjarvisjewelryetc

My Little Zombie Finger Puppet by blankpuppets

MIA The Odd Princess of Blossoming Sakura by oddprincess

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Friday’s Favorites – The Hogwarts Experience

With the last of the Harry Potter movies playing in theaters, there’s lots of nostalgia going around! It’s a story that so many people have grown up with that it’s hard to let go. You begin to identify with the characters, memorize lines, pride yourself on knowing the back story when you’ve read the books … Okay, I do those things. I also tell my husband he could be a Weasley (tall, lanky, red hair, mischevious.)

So, this week’s favorites to geek out over are all about the magic that transfigured a generation:

Expecto Patronum Necklace by Exaltation

Harry Potter House Scarf by CocoCocoa

Golden Snitch Necklace by WolfbirdStudios

Keep Calm And Confundus Print by SarcasmandSmarts

Lumos Wall Hoop Art by ThePhantomMoon

Harry Potter Inspired Wood Wand by CustomWoodChuck

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Make It Monday – Paperclip “Chandelier” Project Result

Finally! The paperclip chandelier project is complete:

Colored paperclips and faux multicolored crystals.

The project took about half a day to make. If I had been working from a pattern, it probably wouldn’t have taken as long, but I decided to be brave and go without one. I altered the project by using multicolored paperclips and adding “crystals” – because you can’t have a chandelier without crystals! I eyeballed the size I needed, made the wire hoops, and started linking the paperclips in a triangle/diamond pattern. The hubs came home to a colorful surprise – and he really likes it. Which is good, considering it’s above the desk he uses in the kitchen. Since I already had the steel wire, this project cost me less than $2 in paperclips; well worth the investment.

This is the third and final of the first group of top 3 projects I picked last month. I’m so excited to finish the list and move on to new craft projects! Next Monday, I’ll list my next 3 projects to complete.

What are your top 3 project picks?

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Make It Monday – Craft Pick Success #2!

I made my no-sew t-shirt bag, and it turned out great! Find the tutorial here.

I started with a shirt I bought at a garage sale that was quarter sleeve and a little too small for me.

I cut the sleeves off, making sure to cut just outside the side seam, and cut out the neckline, using that strip as my drawstring on the bottom hem.

This craft would be even better using a tank top! The only thing you would have to cut would be the hem, and use some pretty ribbon as the drawstring.

Here’s the result:

My lil' green t shirt bag!

 

I need to reinforce the shoulder seams, so this bag isn’t completely no-sew. So, like I said, pick a tank top and it will take you no time to make!

Now, let’s see if I can get that paperclip chandelier done …

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Whatever Weekend – Feeding The Addiction

Ok, I confess, I’m addicted …

to dollar stores.

I don’t have a hard time not shopping at large retailers like Target, Walmart, or big-name clothing stores, but dollar stores? They’re my weak spot. So, coming from a gal who likes to thrift and make things rather than buy them, but obviously has issues when it comes to $1 tags, you can imagine how elated I was when a friend recommended dollarstorecrafts.com!

To be honest, I do try to buy things from the ol’ DS to use for supplies for craft projects, like the Wizard Of Oz trunk or treat decorations, or the halloween wreath I made. It’s nice to finally get some inspiration, though, for those things that I want to buy but can’t justify with a purpose. My friend (and other friends, if they like!) will be crafting it up on the cheap in the very near future, and I can’t wait.

In reference to another obsession of mine, Tom and I visited the Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth, followed by a very hot lunch at the Botanic Gardens down the street. The obsession here is inexpensive and entertaining dates. One of our first dates together involved the Wendy’s dollar menu, a park, and touring the outside of my old elementary school. We’ve been on a roll ever since!

Outside the log cabin where my grandfather was born! It made an extra special date to share some family history with my hubby.We both love it when art and function meet. This butterfly chair was amazing, and luckily there was a kind stranger nearby who offered to take our pic.

The normal routine starts again tomorrow. The center opens for the summer, Tom starts summer school, and Mom and I commence our regularly scheduled doctor visits and brainstorming sessions! Just in time for 100 degree weather.

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