February 1, 2009

Creative and Then Some . . .

Wow! Two posts in a row, can you believe it. Those of you that follow my blog at all know that I have a habit of being pretty random. I'll be inspired and do several consecutive posts, then life gets in the way and it will be over a month before you hear from me. Wish I could make one of those promises that I'll post regularly from now on, but I know me too well. As I told one of my friends today, I'm much better at finding ideas than actually caring them out.

Which leads me to the real topic of today's post.

I've followed the blog http://www.skiptomylou.org/ for quite awhile. She is the most super-creative-inspired blogger I know. She had the BEST tutorials for all sorts of projects. There are crafts for kids, holiday decorations, recipes, and directions for all sorts of handcrafted projects like CD holders, tote bags, you name it!

One of my favorites is her wool felt crayon roll. Check out the directions here:

(Felt Roll)

While you are on the Skip to My Lou site, be sure to check out the following sites that are part of the Chic Chick Network. We're advertising http://www.woolfeltcentral.com/ on all four of these blogs this month. Be sure to stop by and see what these talented ladies are up to.

7 Degrees of Blogs

Remember that whole "7 Degrees of Kevin Bacon" thing where you supposedly could link Kevin Bacon in 7 steps to any other movie star? Well, I think the same thing is true for Blogs! I just love to read all the creative goings on out there and admittedly, pursue waaaaay too many interests. It's amazing how many connections you can find out there, though, in the creative community.

Here's an example that I discovered this past weekend . . . .

I love digital scrapbooking. One of my favorites sites is http://www.designerdigitals.com/

Every week they post a color challenge where they create a little digital mini kit freebie based on an image from an advertisement, website, etc. Last week they had this beautiful picture as their inspiration. Well, you all know my obsession with wool felt as part of my http://www.woolfeltcentral.com/ store, so of course, I had to check out the link to the origin of the picture which was http://www.princesslasertron.com/.

I fell in love with this gals creations. She makes custom wool felt and button bouquets for brides, proms etc.

Then . . . . I noticed from her column that her work had been featured in the Omaha World Herald (Nebraska's largest newspaper). Hmmmm . .. .. Could this gal actually be from Omaha? Lo and behold! She is! What a small world to discover such an incredibly talented gal right here in Nebraska.

Now run on over and check out Megan's blog so that you can continue the 7 degrees loop! You'll be glad you did. What gorgeous eye candy!