from daffodils to burlap? i know, how dull, but hang in there! there are so many creative ideas out there using burlap and reclaimed natural fibres like jute, hemp, flax and linen.
the other day, i mentioned that i got some burlap from a local grocer for an upcoming project.
what are you going to do with the burlap?
i didn’t answer right away, because well, i’m not entirely quite sure yet. i have a few ideas i’m toying with but haven’t settled on one.
but while i’m here and so this isn’t a complete waste of your time, i thought i’d share that i’ve been collecting some crafty diy ideas involving burlap, jute, and similar materials on pinterest.
do you use pinterest? i’ve been using it for a few months now and i think i like it. actually, when i first started using it, i was a bit giddy find a way to organize ideas i come across online. but i didn’t want to rave about it prematurely. i’ve stuck with it for a few months (i signed up in november — i know! i’m leading edge!) and i’m ready to share it because it’s working for me. i’ve put the link to my pinterest account over there on the right, above my twitter birdy.
i use pinterest as a visual bookmarking tool when i come across projects, ideas, inspiration and so on. you know, because my to-do list isn’t long enough, i have to tack on things that i wish to make one day… when i retire from making all the stuff i already make and the list of things other people want me to make for them (not naming names, but if i hear “is my sweater done mommy? now? how ’bout now?” one more time, i just might… i don’t know… knit faster.)
but whatever. inspiration comes from strange places, and the web is probably the strangest of all. it’s nice to wrangle in some of it.
basically, if you come across something online that you want to “pin” on your pinterest board, you click on it and it allows you to choose an image to save, and it links the item automatically to the original page. others can see your pins, and repin them to their own boards if they like it. you can organize them onto different boards by category or however makes most sense to you.
i’ll warn you that there is a lot of wanty-ness on pinterest. like “oh i want this body!” (insert ridiculously photoshopped image) or “oh i want these shoes!” (insert spine-breakingly-high high heels) but hey. to each their own. i’m sure i’ll eventually have a board pinned with “oh i want this burlap! it’s so burlappy!”… oh wait…
let me know if you need an invitation to pinterest. i can hook you up, but i only have a few left.