Atlanta’s Trash to Treasure

December 1, 2011 in Inspiration

Are you constantly seeking trash to transform into DIY treasures? Or do you have more items to upcycle than you have hours in the day (or square feet in your closet/garage/storage container)? If so, then you need to check out Atlanta Craphounds and Wonderroot Creative Reuse Group, two local resources for obtaining and re-recycling those fantastic finds.

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Patchwork gone modern

December 1, 2011 in Fiber Crafts, Inspiration

I love the look of well done patchwork! Check out this selection of modern patchwork from a UK based design firm.

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Crafty Inspiration: Cork

December 1, 2011 in Inspiration

I have a growing collection of corks. Ever since Anthropologie debuted their amazing cork window displays I have not had the heart to throw one away!

Take a look at a behind the scenes peek of their creative process here.

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Chelsea Darling: Fired and Inspired

October 26, 2011 in Inspiration

It’s no news that we’re going through some less-than-fantastic economic times right now, and as a result, layoffs are the new black. For some, losing a job may be cause for serious devastation. But for others – like bright-eyed Atlanta maker Chelsea Darling – unemployment is being used as an opportunity to cultivate creative passions. In this case, the passion is metalworking.

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Even Techies love Crafts

October 24, 2011 in Fiber Crafts, Inspiration, Paper Crafts, Tech Crafts

I recently found out about Georgia Tech’s Craft Center, a rentable space for crafters in the GA Tech community (students, faculty, staff). While we all may not be involved with GA Tech, considering that there are over 20,000 students and faculty, there is sure to be someone that can benefit from this craft space!

Click for details on the space!

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Five Atlanta Awesomely Thrifty Spots

October 24, 2011 in Inspiration

In the past few years, I’ve found shopping at retail stores more and more of a drag, especially when focusing in on some price tags. While I certainly appreciate ingenuity and great design, much of what we see is merely a reproduction of something loved in the past. I try to stick to the source, always on the hunt for vintage goods. I find inspiration in vintage packaging, awesome retro colors, and finely crafted mid-century wooden pieces. Where to find awesome vintage goods in the ATL? I don’t have all the secrets, but I’ll share what I know here!

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Everyday Inspiration: Rope

October 24, 2011 in Fiber Crafts, Inspiration

I love it when people find creative ways to use seemingly ordinary items. Rope comes in so many textures and colors; you would be surprised at how many times I have come across beautifully aged rope at garage sales.

Take a look at these amazing ideas!

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Velvet Paintings

October 23, 2011 in Inspiration

Ahhh velvet paintings. I laughed at them as a child, and now I’m now the proud owner of a velvet lion, regally looking over my living room, reminding me daily to be awesome.

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