Wednesday, February 22, 2012


Okay, I cannot be the first person to use the pseudo-word "pinspiration," right?  Okay, for those who might not know what in the heck I am talking about, it refers to inspiration from the website Pinterest.  It is a place where you can organize all the awesome things you find on the internet, and it is so addicting.  At first, I got into it like I get into a lot of things, the thought process goes something like this:

"I just do not understand why people like this darn website!  What the heck is going on here!  Well, I guess I should try and figure out why people are obsessed..."
*Hours and hours pass*
"Well, I guess I can see why this is cool, it makes me want to do a bunch of crafts and bake things..."

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So I thought I would share the couple of crafts I have made time for recently.  Usually I don't take pictures of my crafts because I am embarrassed about the outcome, mine never looks as good as in the original pin.  It is like when you go to one of those other big chain restaurants and you see a picture on the menu that looks magnificent, then you order it and you realize that instead of some gourmet meal, it really was probably just unfrozen and warmed up.  Catch my drift?

Anyways, here are two projects I have worked on recently!  I am also posting the original pin!

Inspiration- Paracord Bracelet
Find the original pin HERE

My Paracord Bracelet

I waited forever to do this, because my biggest obstacle was actually finding paracord in the colors I wanted.  Plus I wanted to make one with a buckle snap, so I put this off.  Finally I motivated myself to browse Etsy for these supplies and I found Project Paracord.  This guy was so awesome, he has a great selection of colors (even colored buckles, I can't wait to get some of those!), and I received my order quickly!  Plus the prices are GREAT!  Check out his shop if you want to make your own paracord stuff, I highly recommend him!  If you have any questions, he gets back to you really quick!

Inspiration- Teacup Pincushion
Find the original pin HERE

My Pincushion

I couldn't really decide the best angle to photograph this little cushion.  On the top right are 4 different colored buttons that go with the fabric.  This is a tiny mini planter, with a really pretty multi-colored bird that I picked up 50 cents.  I knew when I bought it that this was the project it was destined for!  I had the fabric from my office chair project, so I decided to use that instead of buying new fabric.  I love all the colors!

Well, what do you guys think?  I like how with the pincushion I really combined a thrifty find with a crafty idea!  I will be linking this week to crafting link parties in addition to some of my favorite thrift link parties!  Here's to finding new friends!  If you have found me for the first time through one of these parties, let me know, it's always nice to meet new people!  Also, if you are one of my regular readers, feel free to comment as well, I love hearing from you guys!


Here is where I am linking up!  Check out some other links at these parties, you might find some great pin-material!
Time For A Party (Fine Craft Guild)
Time Travel Thursday (The Brambleberry Cottage)
Treasure Hunt Thursdays (From My Front Porch to Yours)
Look What I Made Link Party (Creations by Kara)
Thrifty Thrusday (Thrifty Decorating)

***Also, there is an awesome giveaway going on at Too Much Time on My Hands for Cutting Edge Stencils, which I really, really, really want to win.  So if you found it through my blog and win, you owe me big time!  Haha, anyways, go check it out, their stencil are pretty freakin awesome!***


  1. Love the work Pinspiration, love all the pinspiration you have found on pinterest. I so love the bracelet, but I really love the pincushion - so cute. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best! PS - following you on Linky and Pinterest. Hope you follow back.

  2. Im now following you on pinterest I have to admit Im addicted but there is no way I could possibly make all the recipes I pinned

  3. Oh, I love your pincushion! That is the cutest! How clever of you to think of using the old planter.

  4. I a happy my little teacup inspired you! Thanks for linking up my post!

  5. chelsea, i love that pincushion! yours is far better than the inspirational piece! i <3 it! did you use cushion foam?

  6. Chelsea
    Pinterest is really fun, the best stuff ever! Your crafts turned out fabulous! That little planter is adorable, perfect pincushion! Love it!

  7. Isn't it a time killer?! Love YOUR pincushion -- adorable!

  8. Your pincushion turned out so cute!! Love it! Isn't thrift shopping finds so much fun:D

  9. Don't you just Love THAT sense of accomplishment that when you are inspired by something/someone and you make your own version and yours is at least as good as what inspired you in the first place.

    Thank you for your contribution on our blog last week ( , and we sure hope you come with some new ideas/tutorials again this Wednesday. Our link party stays open all week, so any time, any day, you can add something new. I vote for the ones being featured usually the evening before a new party opens, ie. on Tuesday evening.

    Have a happy day,

    ps thank you for linking back! so appreciated!