Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Craft Wars had it's debut last night.
I (like many, I think) have waited a long time to have crafting join the ranks of the themed competition shows that are all over T.V. right now.
Did you watch?
What did you think?
Did it meet your expectations, or did it fall short?
To be honest I didn't immediately connect with it. I WANTED to love it, but there were a few things I found... awkward. The editing was abrupt in a few places, I didn't think the hosting was natural, and a few of the judges comments seemed snarky for the sake of creating drama.
I haven't made up my mind yet... I will watch again. First shows often need a bit of smoothing out, and if given time they find what works. And lets face it, any crafting show is better than no crafting show!
Hopefully next week I fall head over heels for it.
But I know one things for sure, I ADORED the school themed playhouse that won. Those pencil columns were such a great idea... and the shutters made from rulers were a brilliant.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
The latest thing I tackled in my beach bedroom makeover was transforming a plain, inexpensive table lamp into something more custom and coastal feeling.
First thing I did was change the base. With the help of a faux paint finish I made the clear glass look more like frosted white sea glass. Next I glued bits of blue, green and white sea glass all around the bottom of the shade.
Although, I'm not sure this lamp feels "finished" yet. I think I might add more glass around the top of the shade. But since I'm undecided I'm going to live with it a while and see how I feel.
Monday, June 25, 2012
Today Season 12 of So You Think You're Crafty starts.
I feel like I've been preparing and waiting for week 1 forever (when in reality it's only been a couple of weeks). Nervous, excited, impatient. I don't know how long it will last... I could be eliminated this week. However long it is, I'm just going to float along and enjoy the ride.
The first projects are up... I hope you head over to see this weeks theme, check out all the great crafts and cast your vote!
Next week when voting is over I'll reveal which project was mine.