Thursday, January 20, 2011

I love to read.

What would we do with out all the eye candy and inspiration out in blogland? I've had this link http://livingwithlindsay.com/2009/11/librarians-please-avert-your-eyes.html saved forever and decided it was the perfect project for our first ever Craft-O-Drama. It required one dollar, which I was happy to find at the bottom of my purse. Are we all noticing the after effective of the holidays? That's okay, I love the upcycling... an old Robinson Caruso novel that I'd rescued fom the semi-annual library sale had the perfectly aged ivory pages that my living room needed. I'm embarrassed to say that I've left this spot bare for the 8 months I've lived here b/c I couldn't lift the huge mirror that I intended for the spot. The new year = new solutions, so I came up with this, I do hope to hang that mirror one day and put the wreath in front of it. I was doubtful at the beginning it looked pretty bad at first, but it took bloom after a few hours. WISH I had watched the tutorial that was offered on this link, b/c after about 20 minutes into it I realized I was rolling paper the wrong way. Not to worry - your fearless crafter improvised and came up with a pretty dang nice final project. I used some beige trim tape that I had leftover from a tote and came up with my own spin for the middle. I have a french version of Charlotte's Web and some vintage sheet music & magazines (okay an entire suitcase!) so I think I will be making many more of these. I'll just have to save them for indoor shows...

I do wish I didn't have white walls, and would love love love to have the 4 different shades of aqua I used on my last house... perhaps I'll venture there this year if the landlord allows - yep, I'm a lowly renter in my 40s. That's okay. I accept it and will not wallow in it any longer. Sooooo, if you stop by my little cottage you'll notice that I choose the paper color with more attention than I did the text. Perhaps it was the perfectly chilled margarita that caused me to confuse the Swiss Family Robinson with Robinson Caruso. I haven't read either since childhood and about 1/2 way through this project I realized I'd hot glued pages titled "cannibals". Oh the irony, huh? Still a tale of redemption, solitude, over coming obstacles, taking the wrong path and ending up screwed... topics I have mastered solidly. So I accept it was the spirit that I embracing this new year - it's good. I'm good. And I hope you, my reader are well.

4 comments:

LiBBy said...

Love it! I have a mirror you may be interested in. I bought it for the soul pragmatic purpose of refleccting light for my indoor plants but have since moved all plant (even the kitchen herbs) into the guest room b/c of it's superb exposure.
Well well well...arent we all just feeling well!
Crocheting with brocade? I'd love to try it!

Ann said...

Love this! What a cute blog :)

vintage vine said...

Great job on the wreath! It really looks great over the sofa.

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

The wreath is so cute. Your pictures are great and I am so glad I found your blog!