Well TGIF, fellow crafters, and it's a seriously gorgeous day down here in paradise! My crew and I have a busy weekend planned with projects, shopping, a little gardening, a jam session for the hubster and his buddies, and a rock concert for the lovely daughter and me to soak in some metal.
You heard me.
But in planning a weekend's worth of fun projects, it's always a good idea to get different perspectives and techniques, isn't it? Not just the same old same old, but stuff with a truly original spin. And with that in mind, I'd like to introduce you to a 10 blogs I've got a crush on this week, and why!
MJ at My Busy Craft Life
does things a little differently. A little wilder. And she makes the most amazing, elaborate costumes for faires and street events!
Pamela at Be Colorful
is just that: she's a great little shot of crazy color, fabulous finds and poignant observations. Read a few posts and see if she isn't talking directly to you.
Jennifer at 1Bella Stager
is working at rounding up all of the upcycled goodness she can find on the net or around her through great projects and fun interviews.
Virg at Waste Not, Want Knot
doesn't seem to be afraid to try anything, from art with spray painted greenery to building bar stools, and her photography is stunning.
Vonda at Newlyweds and the Old House
has a cool old house to renovate with style. She loves outside input, and she spreads some serious blog love around.
Farah at Craft a World
does beautifully refined and gracious projects with flowers, gardening, and crafts. She also reminds me that we're all very similar no matter where we are in the world- even in Pakistan!
Adrienne at La Vie Quotidienne
has created a captivatingly visual blog with photos that are pure eye candy. Be prepared to swipe ideas left and right.
Heather at Love and Life at Leadora
showcases her ideas for food, parties, kids, shopping, seasonal decorating, and whimsy all in an 1870's cottage you're going to want for your own. Oh, and she's Adrienne's daughter!
Alaina at Recycled Interiors
upcycles like a pro, thrifts like a maniac, and has a house that will draw you in like a pig knotty pine hug.Go catch some cabin fever.
Jennifer at Southern Inspirations
always has something new up her sleeve that I HAVE to try- right down to slicing up her napping husband's flannel shirts to wrap candles.
There's my recommended reading for this week. Check out a few when you have a chance, say hi, and become a follower if it looks like a possible addiction. And just in case I sound like I think I'm an authority on anything at all in any way, remember:
THIS is my dog.
God I hope you weren't drinking anything right then.
(Note: Arwen actually has food and skin allergies that simply make her look like a kielbasa rolled in lint. She's on her meds, is horribly spoiled, has the energy of a puppy, and we adore her like you wouldn't believe.
She just, you know, looks like THAT.)