Wednesday, December 29, 2010

My Inspiration

When I started blogging back this summer, I started on Wordpress. My mission was to blog about customer service related issues, helpful hints, ect. It didn’t last long. I love the word Serendipity so one day I blogged about it. While doing my research I came across The Serendipity Factory. It was love at first sight. Okay, I was at least very inspired. If you ever need a good pick me up, I highly recommend you subscribe to The Serendipity Factory. Somehow, from there I started following another blog, then another and I was hooked on the crafty blogs. It seemed they were all on Blogger so I decided to move over. I started up Lili’s Buzz on August 27. When I decided to go self-hosted (or whatever it is) it told me Lili’s Buzz wasn’t available (strange) so that is how Purple Paisley Pinwheels was born (I like it so much that I have decided when I can ever open my own shop I will call it that). Though things still haven’t turned for good for me, I have gotten closer to being in my better place (I was pretty depressed when I had to move in with my parents this summer and matters with my mother didn’t help). The blogging has really helped me in this endeavor. That and finding all these great projects to bring out my crafty itches. So much so that I decided to attend my first ever craft show with only 2 months to prepare. I kept myself so busy for that, but not selling almost anything at all really set me back a little. It was very saddening. I really needed to sell enough to earn back the supplies. But that is not what this is about. On to the rest of my tribute to 2010. Today I am thanking and honoring 10 posts that inspired me to create because I just had to go out and get the supplies to make one myself.

#1 Candelabra

Sawdust and Paper Scraps              candelabra

Sawdust and Paper Scraps                                                            My Creation


#2 Tulle Wreath

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Flamingo Toes                                                                           My Creation

This is also the idea I used for all the wreathes I tried to sell at the craft fair. Except that I went Christmas with varied other holidays and everyday (or baby room).


#3 Landscape Timber Pumpkins


Chapman Place                                                                 My Creation


#4 Candy Dish (or chips and dip)

    dip stand                                                

The Speckled Dog                                                My Creation

(For some reason it won’t let me make these two pictures any bigger!) I had had mine out in the car as a back up for the candy I had out at the craft fair and it actually came apart. I am not sure if it was the painted wood holder or what but I am leery of that now. The Christmas one I had out at the fair came apart too but it was the painted charger that kept coming undone.


#5 Spooky Birdhouses


Crafty Sisters                                                                                   My Creation

I went on to make winter and Christmas ones as well, I loved making these so much. All my smaller Christmas ones sold at the fair, but not the pedestaled bigger ones or a few of the winter ones.


#6 Halloween Wreath


david, courtney and cameryn                                           My Creation

This one was tough work, I couldn’t get the feathers to stay and to not leave black on my fingers. I am still contemplating taking it apart. 


#7 Halloween Candle Holders

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Entertain Exchange                                                                              My Creation


#8 Wooden Snowman


Crafty Chic Mommy                                             My Creation

I just realized which post it was that I was working on that got lost, since I don’t have a post on my snowmen…I used 1x3 for mine. I had had my mom cut up one back in October to make pumpkins and Christmas trees. The pieces didn’t work for trees though, so I decided to do a snowman (or 2) instead. Not near as cute at Crafty Chic Mommy though, I love hers.

Once again it seems I don’t have 10, but to make my theme stick I am sharing 2 other could have been.

#9 Terra cotta Christmas trees


House of Hepworths

I have wanted to do this project ever since I saw Allison’s post. I finally got some pots purchased half off at Hobby Lobby on December 23rd. So I will have some made soon (for next year, ha ha).


#10 Mod Podge Rocks

I am listing Amy as a whole here because she has posted many projects and shared from blogland many others that I have wanted to try. I went out and bought Dimensional Magic (well actually I looked for it for over a month before I found it) because I loved the cuff links she shared one time. Thank you Amy for all that you share.


  1. I am LOVING your version of these awesome creations. Keep them coming....

  2. In case I didn't email you back, thank you very much Jana =)

  3. Thanks so much for following! Wanted to let you know that I am going to pick a few of my followers to feature sometime in January! You can go here to see details and enter:

  4. You did a great job on those projects, I especially love the Wicked wreath! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and I would love if you came back on Tuesday to link this list of 10 projects to my Ten on Tuesday link up party. :-) Hope to see you there!



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