Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Temporary Delay

Due to daily severe weather and hail we've been having here my project has been somewhat ruined...but I am in the process of fixing it and will finish the post by Thursday! Thanks for your patience!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

The Kitchen Sink Planter, Part 1

Recession Proof Craft #1::Kitchen Sink Planter: Cost- Around ten dollars

I've had an old sink laying around for a few years now, I couldn't decide what to do with it. I didn't want to trash it, yet we couldn't use it in the house. A few months ago after finding an old faucet in the basement that didn't work either, I came up with a plan for both. Planting the basin with blue flowers to look like water and beading floral wire to insert into the broken faucet to imitate running water! I know it doesn't look like much in these pictures but this is just the first stage. Since this tutorial is pretty long I'm breaking it up into two installments.

  • An old sink-FREE
  • A broken faucet-FREE
  • Floral Wire Stems or Floral Wire-1 $ (for a package of floral stems)
  • Beads in shades of blue, Teal, and Clear-Around 5 $
  • Wire Cutters
  • Dirt
  • Blue Flowers-About 5$

  1. Find a spot in your yard for the sink. After finding a spot, place the sink either on some bricks or dig a hole to place it in so it is flush with the ground.
  2. Clean the sink off if it needs it, a squirt with the hose will do
  3. Pour potting soil or dirt from your yard into the basin of the sink.
  4. Add flowers, I used Lobelia in shades of blue and white to resemble water.

Second Installment will be posted Monday.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Recession Proof Crafting

If you are like most people in the country nowadays you are on a much tighter budget, I know I am! My new budget has left me with very little money to spend on hobbies, especially crafting. So I have been extra creative with my crafts lately, using things I already have around the house or using very inexpensive supplies. So with my second blogging wind (does that make sense ?) I am starting a series of "Recession Proof Crafts"...I'm sure someone has already done it but what the heck! Look for the first thrifty craft tomorrow! Happy Friday everyone! :)

By the way...
The Angry Pincushion is being featured today on Zakka Life for "Facebook Fan Friday's"!! YAY!
Zakka Life

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Blogging Hiatus

Maybe you've noticed, (maybe you haven't) that I've taken a slight blogging hiatus. I've been struggling with the idea that I have to compete with other "fancier" craft blogs, something that came to my attention when I started this blog about nine months ago.

My life has also been quite hectic as of late and hasn't allowed me the time or more so the money to craft. I've decided to give blogging another shot in hopes that this time around I can attract more of an audience and can improve my blogging skills, I'm still learning!