First off I have to apologize for being an idiot last week. I had my domain set up to auto re-register for me, but apparently it wasn’t so auto. Now I feel like an idiot for letting the blog expire for the day. Thank you all for putting up with me and being patient 🙂
Now, moving past my embarrassment… Bessie made a spectacular first showing for the season and won herself the first round!
Wasn’t her little Flour Sack Outfit so adorable? Congrats Bessie!
We had a SYTYC first last week. There was a tie for the last place. Since that had never happened before I wasn’t sure how to handle it. Who should go home and who should stay? After getting some input, from the crafters, facebook & twitter my plan was solidified. Both Allie (with her Triple Braid Necklace) and Terra (with her Twine Vase) get to stay this week!
However, keeping them both this week creates a problem for the rest of the season so…2 people will be sent home this week 🙁 That means your votes this week for the Thrift Store Craft challenge are doubly important!
Polls will be open until 9 pm CST so make sure you vote and send your friends over too!
Craft #1 – Rattan Redo by Heather @ Dragonfly Designs
Craft #2 – Typographical Art Globe by Jessica @ Mad In Crafts
I was STOKED when I found this plastic globe at a local thrift store for $2! I have seen globes in so many home décor catalogs, but they are always way out of my price range. After admiring the work of ImagineNations, I was inspired to turn this average globe into an art piece. Any work of art should sit in a place of honor, so I also used a few parts from an old brass lamp to create a lovely pedestal for the globe.
I am a nut for typography, so I decided to create the continents out of letters in three different fonts. I feel like the typography gives the piece, which could look really stuffy, a very contemporary look.
This is completely a DIY that any crafter could do too! With supplies you might already have in your house, you can transform an old globe and a nasty lamp into a hip conversation piece for your home!
Craft #3 – Floor Poufs by Celeste @ Celestial’s Creations
We picked up this dirty, under-filled bean bag at a garage sale for $1. We caught the seller at the tail end of his sale, and I think he was desperate to get rid of it.
I cut the cover into circles and used the bean bag filling to make five floor poufs.
The color of the poufs didn’t really match anything in my house, so I used fabric circles and yarn to make some fun covers.
These poufs are great for foot rests, back rests, story time, building “towers,” and making hardwood floors fit for seating during a movie. I also think they’d make a great little time out spot (you know, for the kids who like to knock over your poufs when you’re trying to take pictures…).
Craft #4 – New Fall Shirts by Robin @ The T-Shirt Diaries
I started out with a pile of T-shirts I bought on dollar day at Goodwill.
My little guy was in desperate need of a few new shirts for fall so I decided to cut these shirts up to make something that would fit him.
So I laid out one of his favorite old hoodies, cut up four different shirts, and started sewing.
Here he is “not” modeling his new shirt.
It has a pocket in front to hide treasures, a hood to keep him warm, and apparently it is perfect for a day on the town eating frozen yogurt.
Craft #5 – Fear Less, Hope More by Bessie @ Besserina
Craft #6 – Tiered Eyelet Skirt and Flower Top by Allie @ Miss Lovie Creations
Craft #7 – Chic Framed Necklace Holder by Margo @ Art Surrounds Us
When searching through the thrift store I found this beautiful frame that needed some sprucing up. Then I came across the cork board and I knew what I wanted to do with them. All I needed to to was add a couple more supplies and I was ready to go.
We are updating my daughter’s room and what I had made before for all her necklaces wasn’t working anymore so I took the idea and ran with it and made her this new more “mature” one to use.
Craft #8 – Dress Up Suitcases by Carlee @ Lady Bird Lane
Craft #9 – Car Clock by Emily @ Nap Time Creations
Craft #10 – Octagon End Table by Terra @ Mama Says Sew