Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Ideas

Oh, ideas are delicious to me! I guess I'm an idea-junkie! What about you? I love Pinterest, magazines, blogs and really any source of ideas!

But, I'm not content to just collect ideas - I love to try them! I've even started a Pinterest section for pinned ideas that I have tried. And, thought it would be fun to share that here a little too! Here are the ideas I've seen and tried in the past few weeks.







As I put this collection together just now, I realized that I only spent about $5 to make all of these. All the rest of the supplies came from scraps or things I already had. For example, I made the tablecloth out of leftovers from my slip covers. I bought some twine and paid for a few copies to be made and that's it! I think it is fun to see an idea and then make it my own or see how inexpensively I can make it.

How about you? Do you collect ideas or make an effort to try and make some of them?

21 comments:

LynnMarie said...

Pinterest, it's something I see a lot but just don't seem to find the time to get over there to look at it. I hear you need an invite as well, why is that?
Beautiful crafts and so nice that you can creat from what you have.

becka said...

I have tried a number of ideas from Pinterest and also some of yours! I made a cloth wrapped heart wreath after reading about yours here on your blog. I appreciate all your creative ideas. :)

Dayna (Spear) Guenther said...

Love the scarf! I'm bad about loving ideas and even clipping or saving them, only to forget about them and never try them!

Elise said...

Oh yeah!! I love collecting ideas and when I actually get to them, its pretty awesome, too!! I'm in the midst of making ruffled burlap valances{that are on my current post}...
I love that table topper you've made-so cute!!!
Elise

Mom said...

I collect ideas, too -- I have a couple of three-ring binders full of them! But you follow through on ideas and spend less doing it more than anyone I know! Thanks for sharing -- I love all the results! :) Love you, Mom

Bevy said...

I love it all...

especially your pallet art. That is cool.

You're amazing.

JennyLynn said...

I love "ideas" as well. I collect them in a file on my computer. I have so many projects to try. Next year I am setting a goal to get more of them done.

I don't have much time to spend on pinterest. But I like how you are using it to share what you have done. Another great idea shared.

Have a wonderful day.

Riverswamp said...

I love that tablecloth!

Wendi said...

I am a little of both. Okay, maybe a lot of an idea collector. :) I do like trying new ideas when time permits. A goal for the new year is to find a block of time each week to create.

The table cloth is adorable!

Joy said...

I have actually done more ideas from pinterest than from magazines- and I too, am usually using things I already have! I love seeing how creative others are and having a continually changing source of great ideas!

*carrie* said...

Oh, bless your heart! I am motivated to do many things, but what you've shown are the type of thing I file away and never get around to.

Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs said...

I absolutely LOVE Pinterest :)

Shelby said...

Ummmmm love everything that you made Monica. Are you opening your Etsy store again? Please......

Kendra said...

I really like your scarf!

Kendra said...

PS I collect and try recipes!

Debra said...

Wow! I am impressed by how much you've made. I collect alot of ideas but, sadly, don't do as many as I'd like. I really love the scarves! :)

rachel@thecupcakesprinklesinlife said...

Sweet Monica- oh to have your determination! I truly am inspired by you- now, I must get to some of those projects that I've put on the backburner!

Jennifer said...

I LOVE the tablecloth! You did a great job on it :)

Danielle said...

love all the crafts! so fun!

Penelope said...

I love that I watched you making this on your blog, and then just happened upon Joy's blog about having received it. And of course I was inspired to write a note to a dear friend with a complicated pregnancy. Thanks for the inspiration, and thanks to both of you for letting God use you for good.

Tessy said...

Will you make me a tablecloth? I love it -- Do you have an etsy shop? I am now following you on pinterest :-) I'd make it myself but I don't sew. I was just looking up burlap pillows...

I have made one recipe so far on my pins...