Did you all khave a fabulous weekend? Â I sure did. Â I spent it at The Creative Connection having so much fun and meeting so many inspiring creative people! Â If any of you can swing it, you should all try to make it next year. Â It really was a fantastic, inspiring (slightly overwhelmingly so) weekend.
The clear winner of last weeks challenge was Celeste @ Celestial’s Creations and her Floor Poufs.
I have always been a fan of pouf and never would have thought to use an old bean bag to make some. Â How great is that!?
Since there was the tie last week, two crafters will be leaving us today. Â Those two are Allie @ Miss Lovie Creations and Robin @ The T-Shirt Diaries. Â Their Tier Eyelet Skirt with Flower Top and New Fall Shirts were so great, but the competition was though.
I say it every season, but it’s still true – I hate letting people go thte first few weeks. Â I feel like we don’t have enough time to get to know them!
Now, on to this week – Knock Off Crafts! Â Just like always, the poll will be open until 9 pm CST on Friday night.
Craft #1 – Kitchen Art PB Knockoff -Â Margo @Â Art Surrounds Us
For this weeks challenge I went on search for the perfect thing to dive into knocking off. The second I found this I knew I had to do it and just how I wanted to do it for my kitchen.
Craft #2 -Â Bernhardt Cabrillo Nailhead Chest Knockoff -Â Jessica @Â Mad In Crafts
Craft #3 -Â Turquoise Knot Necklace -Â Terra @Â Mama Says Sew
Craft #4 – Jumbo Framed Chalkboard -Â Heather @Â Dragonfly Designs
Craft #5 -Â Anthropologie Inspired Musing Dishes -Â Celeste @Â Celestialâ€™s Creations
I was struck by the simplicity of these Anthropologie dishes.
I love a bowl that still looks good when there’s nothing in it.Â I also like paying about $4 instead of around $50.
For the words on my knock-off bowl, I used William Carlos Williams’ poem “This is Just to Say.”Â It had more words and filled more of the bowl than I thought it would, but I still like it.Â It’s a poem about plums, which seemed fitting for a fruit bowl, but it also reminds me to make more sincere apologies for even minor offenses.
I also ended up liking my “test plate.”Â Winnie the Pooh is one wise little bear.
“When having a smackerel of something with a friend, don’t eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out.”Â Can’t beat that logic.
Craft #6 -Â Anthro Inspired Shower Curtain -Â Emily @Â Nap Time Creations
Well, I must say I took the term “knock-off” pretty loosely. I didn’t really mean too, it just sort of happened and I really love the finished product. But, does it look anything like the original… not really. I do love the diagonal pattern of the flowers and the overall ambiance of the curtain though.
From the beginning of this project I knew I was going to make it quite a bit different from the original. I had a flower shape in mind and just went with it. Some supply and dying issues got in the way, but I was able to overcome.