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Him: "I LUUUUUV you!" (in a terribly over- excited singsong)
Me: "I need chrome effect spray paint."
Him: "OmG... not right NOW???"
Me: "Love me still?"
Him: shuffles feet and proceeds into the safety of the front yard...
It's here, boys and girls, the Great Glitzy Craft Off.
Let me explain, I'm pretty sure that by the end of this post, you too will horrify your beloved with seemingly odd requests for trips to the DIY store to gather things like grout, pipes and metal bins.
Not too long ago Sunny over at Life In Rehab posted this, an account of her latest trip to a place called Z Gallerie. I'd never even heard of the place (guess it must be an American thing?), but after drooling over loads of photos not only did I almost hate Sunny for having such a Nirvana in her vicinity, but also challenged her to recreating some of the stuff she'd shown.
I mean, what's the point being an amazing crafter if all you do is drool over ridiculously pretty things you can't really afford (or if you can, you don't want to spend the dosh for fear the kids/ cats/ hubby will wreck your new purchase anyway) and then go home, forever staring at that empty spot on the wall that rightfully should hold that twig sculpture and stick a tealight in that drab old hurricane where the mirror tile candle holder should gleam?
After a few mails to and fro following up my rather bold challenge (and in retrospect silly challenge- David floored Goliath alright, but heckers, I am no good with a sling. What was I thinking???) an idea emerged. What if we could turn this into a bit of fun for everyone?
Same starting point for all, Sunnys original post and at the end of a set period of time see what everybody has come up with in a fun linky party to show all the knock- offs, inspired by- projects and new creations that sit well with the common theme.
Up for it? Then have a really good look at all the photos Sunny posted in her inspiration point.
Chandeliers, cloches, candle holders.
Flowers, fish, furniture.
Skulls, shells, sparkly stuff.
Buddhas, bouquets and bean bags.
(I could go on, but I'm out of alliterations!)
Find something that inspires you, something you think can be easily done without the 12 inch price tag. Something that puts a smile on your face.
Go and make it. Write a post about it. And then come back Monday, the 23rd of July for our Great Glitzy Craft Off Linky Party to show Blogland what you came up with.
What are you still loitering about for? Don't you have spray paint to buy and twigs to gather?
(all images used come from Sunnys post, go look at them all before you head off to the charity shop to gather materials!)