Monday, August 15, 2011

Thursday (???) Think Tank

As I am still sick and seemed to have taken a turn for the worse last week (please enter a sympathetic "aww") I am a little behind with my crafting endeavours.  

Soooo... instead of being productive I am spending many, many hours on the couch alternating between watching tv (the Dexter series, to be precise) and scrolling the internet for inspiration.  Soooo... even though today is not Thursday (not even close) I thought I'd use this down time to join the Thursday Think Tank with making rebecca lynne.  Afterall I've always been a little bit... well... different.

Thursday Think Tank

Soooo... in no particular order, here are a few projects that have recently caught my eye and have been added to the ever-growing Must Do List.

Abracadabra Quilt by Bloom
I love, love, love this quilt and am really looking forward to giving it a go.  The pattern comes with two sizes - a single bed quilt with columns running vertically and a cot sized quilt with, my preference, rows running horizontally (as pictured).  I really can't decide between the white or the grey sashing though.  Maybe I'll have to try both.  ;)

Geometric Quilt by One Flew Over
This is another design I've stumbled upon which I love.  I am imagining this with purple (naturally) as a couch throw.  The new Heirloom collection by Joel Dewberry in the Sapphire colourway springs to mind.  Mmm yummy.

Reuben the Donkey by Ric Rac

For some strange reason I have a little 'thing' for donkeys so when I saw this pattern from Ric Rac I literally swooned.  Only reason I haven't bought it yet is that I'm worried that once I make one I might not be able to stop.  A pace of donkeys anyone?
Ice Cream Dress by Oliver + S
This dress is too cute.  Nothing more needs to be said.

Kindle Cover by Instructables

This isn't actually a new project for my to-do list but I thought I'd include it to inspire myself to get a move on.  This is a basic tutorial that allows for your own creativity and that appeals to me.  Now to find the time.

So, there we go, another five projects for my already long list.  Ahh... they all just make me smile.  Thanks making rebecca lynne for the excuse to spend hours and hours and even more hours researching.  ;)

I hope you all have an inspiring week too.



  1. This is awesome! Thanks so much for joining Thursday Think Tank! But of course, C-R-A-P, your ideas are great and now I might have to add some of them to MY list of to dos... Hahahaha this could be a vicious cycle!

    Another excuse to research inspiration? You can count on me for that anytime babe, anytime...

  2. Mwahahaha. A totally vicious cycle. I've already had to give myself time limits when looking at Flickr and Pinterest. Waaaaay too many fantastic ideas out there. :)

  3. I love Oliver + S patterns too...they are so adorable.

  4. Absolutely. It is so hard to choose just one. And their website - gorgeous!

  5. ERIN! I have been responding via email to your comments on my blog (thank you btw - you completely make my week with your mssgs)...but you don't receive the emails because your settings are blocking them.

    Just wanted to let you know - wasn't sure if that was On Purpose or not. But, here I was blabbing away to you unknowingly. Hahahahaa...typical everyday occurrence in my life...

    If you want to change your email settings then follow these instructions:

    Have a Great Weekend!!!