Thursday, June 30, 2011

stir stick light fixture

After spending way too much time on my own diy light fixture, I do like this idea - simple, easy to find materials and really cheap.  Cool.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

water colour markers

A great idea meant for teachers could also be used in any art space where kids are using up those crayolas like they're going out of style.  Yay for recycling and creativity combined!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

word quilts

I think that, as a Menno, quilting is in my blood.  I LOVE blankets (of all kinds) and have to physically restrain myself from filling my house with them.  Another thing that I love is words.  I love reading and philosophy and the meaning that written words bring to life.  This artist has combined those two loves for me.  Click on "Collections" to see more.  Oh, to have a million lifetimes to pursue every type of art and craft!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Cute Lamp

A slightly random, but nonetheless cute idea for a lamp.  I'd definitely put that in my girl's room.

beach creatures

Thanks dad for this amazing link.  Another illustration that your life doesn't have to be productive in the usual way.  I think that just the creation of something so whimsical and imaginative is a worthwhile use of time...

I might be a bigger fan though if these creatures were made out of something less plastic - bamboo perhaps?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

diy canopy bed - so easy

As I kid I always dreamed of having a canopy bed.  I am super lucky because I happened to marry the son of a furniture maker and got the bed of my dreams as a wedding present.  My daughter, however, will have to wait a while before we can afford/have room for a bed like that in her room.  However, this idea might change all that.  It's basically the easiest idea ever.  In the picture it does look like they have some fancy way of drawing the curtain up, but I don't think that would really be necessary.  Just a simple drape would work...Hmmm.  I'll have to keep my eye out for some thrifty fabric that would suit this purpose.