May 17, 2013

On being creative and DIY-deas

Working on my Punk Projects-led Star Trek Blog Hop project this week has got me thinking that I need to try and make more time to be creative. I've got a load of items on my crafty to-do list, and an even larger amount of pins I'd someday like to try on my Arts & Crafts pinboard.

Although I wouldn't be able to properly function without them, lists—especially the ones I've mentioned above—can sometimes be overwhelming and so daunting that it's hard to know where to start. I've got to work to remind myself that being creative doesn't always have to involve putting a million hours into a project that involves 23 different tools and techniques. Being creative can be a simple as creating a 10-minute graphic to go along with a blog post. (See below.) It's all in the eye of the beholder—and I'm thinking that as long as I feel fulfilled in the end, I've created something great.

Regardless, there are a few ideas that I've run across lately that are just screaming to be made. (I've got issues.)

Little Lovelies | iPhone Book Dock

I really want one of these for my bedside, even though I struggle with the idea of maiming a perfectly good book. I've already got a stack of my to-reads sitting there, so one more would blend right in.

Say Yes to Hoboken | DIY Studded Zipper Pouch

I have never considered spray painting studs. It's genius. These remind me of candy buttons.

Rae Gun Ramblings | The Ward Penny Necklace

I've not read The Ward, so I don't understand the significance of the pennies, but this is another great book-related craft that could work for a variety of personally significant passages.

In Honor of Design | Crochet Bib Necklace

Most of my necklaces tend to be a lot smaller and less in-your-face than bib necklaces are, but I love the look. Again with the spray paint, too. I obviously need to open my mind to it as a multi-purpose medium.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow for even more creativity the results of my Star Trek crafting and links to the other blogs involved in the blog hop!

(And check back Monday for my review of Star Trek Into Darkness.)


  1. I like the new feature. Plus you've already given it a solid title and that's half the work. Amirite?

  2. i'm pretty jazzed about this (i'm trying to be more crafty this year)- it seems like it should take over the space previously held by your pinteresting efforts.

  3. Yeah, that's kind of what I was thinking. That never really worked for me, but sharing ideas I'm super good at. :)