Such a thing as Too Crafty?


I don’t know about the rest of you, my my craftiness is directly tied to my cheapness. I look at magazines or catalogs and ooh and ahh over all the pretty things, then I see the price tag… and I laugh and laugh. People really pay $25 for a chevron picture frame. C’mon! $10 max } and you can make it in any color/shape/size you want.  Bethany did! Click the photo for her tutorial.

$60 and $70 for a pillow?! Singular. As in just one. Pillows are, like, the first thing you learn to sew. You can do it!

Here’s a tutorial or several  } if you need it!

Here’s one that made me laugh recently.


Wavering Ombre Curtain

On Sale $89.95 Regular Price $148.00

Do people really have an extra $150 to hang on a wall?

I wish I did, but I still wouldn’t because these are $20 DIY curtains,

and I’d have $130 for other projects

 This is how you Ombre…

and it’s a fraction of the cost.

You can do it!

Best of all, you can make it match your decor exactly

instead of buying something that is “close” but not quite right.

I’m sure we all do that at some point. Settle for retail.

No! Make something you love not something that’s “okay.”


About fromlondonwithlove2011

In no particular order, I am a Christian, a wife, a mother, a lab rat, a poet, a gardener, a craft goddess-in-training, a daydreamer, a painter, a doodler, a bookworm, a some day entrepreneur, a rock star, a super hero, a fixer, a coffee enthusiast, a music lover, a beach dweller, a treadmill dreader, and a would-be tree-hugger. I love beautiful things, and sometimes have a really different take on what's beautiful. I have a wonderful (albeit stressful) life that I wouldn't trade for anything in the world. Some days I want to pull the covers over my head and stay indefinitely, but other days I want to jump up and find something amazing to see/ do/ make. I want to share the things I am passionate about with other passionate people. And so it begins...

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