Make : These Things

Wednesday, May 15, 2013


One thing I really enjoy about blogging is it motivates my diy projects. I often come up with various ideas, or find inspirations for things I want to try, but being able to turn my efforts into a blog post makes it a lot more fun. Also being a crafter of sorts by trade it feels good to work with other materials than I normally do, and it can actually help get my creativity flowing in general. But I have been so busy lately I haven't been able to do or share any diy projects (insert my sad little face here). So I have rounded up a few crafty diy's for you all here, these are things I am hoping to attempt when I have a little more free time. I think that first one, with the pom pom embellished blanket is my favorite because I am a lover and advocate of simple projects that have a dramatic impact. If you want to try it I do have a pom pom tutorial you can find here. I know you want a pom pom blanket just as much as I do.

** Being as I won't be here tomorrow I just want to give a little shout-out today to my sister for her birthday on Thursday. Happy Birfday Hannah. I love you!! xo

17 comments:

  1. That pom blanket is gorgeous. What I really want is a pouf. That someone else makes. That's not exorbitantly expensive. Ahem.

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    1. Samesies. I want this one: http://www.cb2.com/knitted-blood-orange-pouf/s649981

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  2. I wish I had more time for diy projects. Happy Birthday to your sister!

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  3. That pom blanket has "FITZ, CHEW ON THIS!" written alll over it. Which is a shame because it's adorable! And happy birthday to your sister! I bet she's a delight, just like you. xo

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  4. Such cute creative little things! Love that pouf! And of course I want poms poms on my bed!

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  5. I grew up having a pom blanket its so cute

    Delightful Ideas

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  6. The pom pom blanket has been on my crafty list for ages (in fact so have pom pom cushions, curtains and tea towels - I might just pom pom the whole house while I am at it). But I haven't had time to do anything crafty in ages, I am saving these up for a rainy day!

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  7. Happy birthday Christine's sister!

    And I am the poster child for 'this is what your pinterest craft really comes out looking like' which equates to an utter failure :)

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  8. Love this DIY roundup...Yep, especially the pompom blanket. It's reminding me that I wanted to add pompoms to the sides of my daughter's curtains - So simple, yet high impact (as you note). Well, now that I do have a bit more free time on my hands (ahem), there's no excuse. ;)
    PS~Sending your sister birthday wishes.

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  9. One of the reasons I began blogging was because I loved crafting and following DIYs. It was a way for me to stop from a normal routine and take a minute to appreciate the small moments and do something with my hands. I think it's so grounding! I do hope that you attempt that pom pom blanket - it is so adorable and I would love to make that in white for a guest bedroom!

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  10. Giant pom poms on a bedspread?! Brilliant.
    And belated birthday wishes to your sister.

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