Did you all khave a fabulous weekend? I sure did. I spent it at The Creative Connection having so much fun and meeting so many inspiring creative people! If any of you can swing it, you should all try to make it next year. It really was a fantastic, inspiring (slightly overwhelmingly so) weekend.
The clear winner of last weeks challenge was Celeste @ Celestial’s Creations and her Floor Poufs.
I have always been a fan of pouf and never would have thought to use an old bean bag to make some. How great is that!?
Since there was the tie last week, two crafters will be leaving us today. Those two are Allie @ Miss Lovie Creations and Robin @ The T-Shirt Diaries. Their Tier Eyelet Skirt with Flower Top and New Fall Shirts were so great, but the competition was though.
I say it every season, but it’s still true – I hate letting people go thte first few weeks. I feel like we don’t have enough time to get to know them!
Now, on to this week – Knock Off Crafts! Just like always, the poll will be open until 9 pm CST on Friday night.
Craft #1 – Kitchen Art PB Knockoff - Margo @ Art Surrounds Us
For this weeks challenge I went on search for the perfect thing to dive into knocking off. The second I found this I knew I had to do it and just how I wanted to do it for my kitchen.
Craft #2 - Bernhardt Cabrillo Nailhead Chest Knockoff - Jessica @ Mad In Crafts
Craft #3 - Turquoise Knot Necklace - Terra @ Mama Says Sew
Craft #4 – Jumbo Framed Chalkboard - Heather @ Dragonfly Designs
Craft #5 - Anthropologie Inspired Musing Dishes - Celeste @ Celestial’s Creations
I was struck by the simplicity of these Anthropologie dishes.
I love a bowl that still looks good when there’s nothing in it. I also like paying about $4 instead of around $50.
For the words on my knock-off bowl, I used William Carlos Williams’ poem “This is Just to Say.” It had more words and filled more of the bowl than I thought it would, but I still like it. It’s a poem about plums, which seemed fitting for a fruit bowl, but it also reminds me to make more sincere apologies for even minor offenses.
I also ended up liking my “test plate.” Winnie the Pooh is one wise little bear.
“When having a smackerel of something with a friend, don’t eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out.” Can’t beat that logic.
Craft #6 - Anthro Inspired Shower Curtain - Emily @ Nap Time Creations
Well, I must say I took the term “knock-off” pretty loosely. I didn’t really mean too, it just sort of happened and I really love the finished product. But, does it look anything like the original… not really. I do love the diagonal pattern of the flowers and the overall ambiance of the curtain though.
From the beginning of this project I knew I was going to make it quite a bit different from the original. I had a flower shape in mind and just went with it. Some supply and dying issues got in the way, but I was able to overcome.