Wednesday, August 7, 2013

If I Were The DIY Type

Firstly, I would just like to say that I love DIY posts on blogs, so I'm not the type to DIY because I'm not a fan of the handmade. I'm not the type to DIY because I am just flat out lazy. I have lots of ingredients in my craft box for lots of dreamy projects, I just never allocate the time to do them. And it is even harder now to set time aside for them with a baby. But now that I'm a SAHM I find myself wanting to be creative again. When I was studying design I had a class that was purely hands on and we weren't allowed to use computers for our projects. We got to make mess and put our designs together with glue rather than grouped items in a document. It was fun for the most part, and it is always good to go back to basics.

I have put together a little list of DIY's that have been on my list of things I would like to do. A felt ball rug is a high priority, however it is not a DIY for the lazy. And not a task for the impatient, both of which I am guilt of being. I first fell in love with these felt ball rugs when I saw them in a shop window in Newtown a good few years ago. I couldn't justify spending the $200+ on it, and thought there would be lots of helpful tutorials to make one for myself. There were lots, and the more of them I read the more I realised that these rugs are pricey for a reason! They take a lot of effort with each ball being hand made, so I think that I will shell out the money for one when I have the perfect space for it. But I would like to have a go at making a coaster version. Looking through some of the DIY's I've bookmarked has really inspired me to get a move on with the nesting projects Luke & I have already got planned. Because I really think our front door needs a silhouette welcome mat!


  1. Ahh that post makes me want succulent plants even more...! <3__<3

  2. Cute! If you're still on the fence about getting into handmade stuff again, I really think you should do it. It feels really grounding and soothing to do something with your hands (so long as you're not trying to do something too complicated, and get frustrated!).

    I'm an avid handmaker-of-things (as you could probably tell by my blog name) and I feel really passionate about practical projects that make my life easier as well as are fun to make - I've got a 2 year old and another baby on the way in December so I can totally relate to feeling run ragged!

    Can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  4. I go through periods where I DIY like a mad woman and then I go though bouts where I refuse to even touch a tape roll so I get where you are coming from! This little DIY roundup is pretty fantastic and now I must have that silhouette doormat as well!! Also, good luck with the nesting projects, what an exciting time for you!


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