Welcome to Craft Schooling Sunday! Thanks so much for dropping by from wherever you happen to be. One of the most exciting parts for me as the hostess of this party is the international aspect of it. Last week alone we had contributors from New Zealand, South Africa, Denmark, Poland, Germany, Ireland (though formerly from Spain) as well as the United States! There are also regular contributors from France, England, Italy, Canada, and India. I just love "meeting" all of you and seeing how you've made creativity a part of your lives, and I'm sure all those who gather here feel the same way!
As for the featured projects from last week, I'm just completely speechless (wow!) when it comes to this crocheted flower adorned lamp from about mo and me, in the UK. And these painted houses from Lilla in Denmark look like paintings themselves, a super great project to do with the kids, that I've actually wanted to do too. The original idea comes from Cassi (Of The Crafty Crow), over at her blog belladia, — her version is a bit less painterly and very lovely.
This rocket mobile is amazing and simple to make when you follow Meggity's directions over at how does she. This re-vamped vintage secretary is fabulous, and also from about m0 and me. And no, she doesn't have a crocheted carpet, she put it on the floor for her very artfully propped photo! Smart girl, it looks great!
These fabric baby shoes are just the cutest, and The Tao of Craft was so generous to share the pattern on her blog! I'm adding this one to my list! (First gotta fix that old sewing machine.....) Fowl Single File shares yet another great project, a set of counting sheep bean bags! Clever and cute, who can beat that?
This cardboard giraffe from my sweet blog friend Meni over at Dalle Un Colinho (who now lives in Ireland!) is such a simple and great project to do anytime, and I just love the idea of making washer bracelets as a project at a girl's party, thanks to crafting coco-nut from Poland.
And at that same girl's gathering somewhere in Poland they also made these adorable crepe paper wreaths, a really super idea! And yes, I already shared with you Lilla's houses, but I just couldn't resist showing you her simple hobby horse as well, it does have that wonderful Scandanavian flair don't you think? (And she just told me she's a Finn living in Denmark and blogging in Swedish, wow, puts those of us who aren't multi multi lingual to shame, I mean that means she speaks at the least four languages, since she wrote to me in English!)
Last of all, I just love how Georgia's son invented his own artwork by etching family portraits into painted foam pizza plates, over at all things children in South Africa, and look how great they look above the couch! One of our newest contributors, Kathy, over at Polwig shows you how to make a guitar from a milk carton! From what I can tell, Kathy speaks Polish, so maybe you can ask her to translate crafting coco-nut for you! Though of course Google-translate will be happy to do it too, with sometimes strange results. I could go on and on, but I think that's enough inspiration for one party! Thanks again to everyone who participated last week!
Now it's time to see what's been going on over at your place! Don't be shy!