Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Gettin' Crafty with it

Guys, bear with me on this one.  It's 11:30 pm, over and hour and a half past my bedtime.  I just finished my Principles of Business final, which I got a PERFECT score on, and with extra credit I got a better than perfect score in the class.  While this makes me happy, I am tired.  But I was really looking forward to linking up with Newlyweds on a Budget for Craft night, so I knew I needed to throw together something. Besides, I would miss you too much if I didn't post anything!

The challenge was to make a project using magazines, scissors, and glue.  There has been minimal crafting in our abode lately.  But I have an awesome project that has been waiting to reveal itself to you here.  It's my sewing table.  A made it for me when we first moved into this place a year and a half ago, and we debated on what to make the top out of.  I wanted something really smooth, so that fabric would not catch on it.  We decided on high density fiberboard.  This stuff rocks.  It is smooth like buttah, y'all.

From the get-go, I knew I wanted this desk to serve its utilitarian purpose, but I also wanted it to inspire me to create.  So {six months after he built it for me} I grabbed a bunch of back issues of fashion magazines, and ripped out anything I found even mildly interesting.  And then, I collaged.

Okay, not so much collaged as neatly arranged all of my lovely things.  The idea is that as new things inspire me, I can add them, and layer it slowly into a neato collage.  For now, it's more like a horizontal vision board.

This is the whole thing.  Due to time constraints and the table being covered in huge piles of crafting stuff, I haven't yet added another layer.  But it certainly serves its purpose of reminding me of the types of things I love, and what I am interested in creating!

I have to admit, it is much more gratifying to mod-podge pictures to a desk than pinning stuff on Pinterest.  This was by far one of my favorite craft projects.  Are you linked up for craft night?  Let me know so I can check your project out too!

4 comments:

  1. Kristen, you have a great blog. I found you via Newlyweds on a Budget's May Craft Night...love your sewing table. I'm still finishing up my project (it is similar to yours). I'm now following you on GFC and bloglovin so I don't miss a thing. I'd love to have you come visit sometime. Have a wonderful day!

    Marilyn
    4you-withlove.blogspot.com

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  2. It looks fantastic Kristen! I love that it's functional and inspiring! Thanks so much for linking up to our Craft Night Party!

    Kari
    Newlyweds on a Budget

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  3. love it - just need a glass overlay on top:)

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