Inspiration & Renovations

“embracing what you can do”

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I recently bought my first property – Yay 🙂  – it’s all very exciting. My life is now full of packing, cleaning, moving and renovating. I have blisters from removing what feels like thousands of staples from the hardwood floors following the removal of the old carpets and underlays. Just one of the many jobs to be done. I love the process of transforming things from one state to another so despite the less creative aspect of it all it has been rewarding.
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With all of this going on it is hard to find time and energy to work on crafts projects not to mention most of my crafts tools are packed away. For now I’m having to accept what I can and can’t do and have instead been using my downtime from work and renovating to seek inspiration for future craft projects. So for the next couple of weeks while the renovations are underway I’m aiming to share my inspiration sources. Here are a few to start with:
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(please note I do not own these images or ideas. Follow the links and check out the websites and blogs they originate from for a little inspiration…)
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I’ve enjoyed making a pillow from old tshirts and also a robot toy but what to do if you have lots of tshirts to recycle? There are only so many pillows and toys anyone needs. I love the t’shirt quilt designs from Night Owl especially this version with different sized blocks:

Night Owl tshirt quilt

There is a great selection of quilt designs on the website. Go check them out for some inspiration.
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I love ideas that utilise unusual tools and that are accessible to everyone. Maybe it is just my imagination but I think pom poms are making a bit of a come back of late. I remember making them as a kid using a cardboard doughnut shape which was always a little fiddly. This technique seems far more straight forward and I can’t wait to give it a try:
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fork pom pom by vividplease
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Check out Vivid Please’ blog for more details and instructions.
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As those of you who have been following my blog will know I’m a big kid at heart so when I saw Little Blue Boo’s sprinkles resin pendant I knew I had to add it to the list of things I want to make. I love the colours and fun nature of the design.
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DIY Resin Pendant tutorial by lil blue boo
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Check out Little Blue Boo’s blog for the tutorial.
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uppercase magazine
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When I’m not browsing pinterest or crafty blogs online you can find me kicked back with the latest copy of uppercase with a cup of tea feeding my creative inspiration. The magazine is beautiful and always packed full of articles of truly inspiring crafters from around the world. Well worth checking it out.
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**A little inspiration**
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So I hope that in the absence of sharing my own designs and crafting activities you will enjoy and find inspiration in some of the blogs, ideas, tutorials etc that I’ve shared above and will share in the posts to come over the next few weeks.
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Happy Crafting!
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