Just Like That, I am Back

 If I said I was back, would you believe me? Blogging is complicated, and there are so many "get rich quick" blogging schemes that make it look like you are a lost cause if you are not currently earning money blogging. And why are you even blogging if you don't have multiple streams of income and entertainment. If you don't have a brand? I do have this website, but I do not have Instagram, Twitter, TikTok (you don't want to see me dance), or whatever is next.  Heck, I haven't even updated this since before the pandemic. So why am I here, writing about being back and then, probably ghosting for another two years? Life has been rough. It's been painful and overwhelming. I am so thankful for you my readers, or what is left of you. I am so thankful you are reading this post. I am so thankful that you are still committed to making the world a more exciting and more sustainable place.  Keep up-cycling my friends, and you never know, I might be back again with an

Cassidy from Thrillingly Thrifty's Bookshelf Puppet Theater

Welcome Cassidy!

From a blog whose name says it all:

She took this:

And turned it into this:

Welcome Cassidy and thank you for sharing a little more about yourself such as: 

What made you decide to sign up for the Spring Stashbust? I have this terrible habit of starting a project, then getting distracted (usually by my kids, which is okay I guess). By the time I get back in my craft room I forget what I was doing, so I just shove everything on a shelf and start something else. My shelves are overflowing with half finished things, so this is the kick in the pants I need to get it all done!

What are your favorite Upcycling projects? I'm really into sewing right now, so I love to scour the thrift stores for vintage clothes that I can repurpose. I'm also mildly obsessed with wool sweaters - I can't BELIEVE all the cool things you can do with a felted sweater! I'm trying to branch out from sewing, though, and trying to do some home decor - we'll see how many of those projects are good enough for my blog, eh?

Any crafty Earth Day tips for our readers? Hmmm, my crafty tip would be...DON'T. Take a day off of crafting and just get outside and enjoy the Earth! Go fly a kite, pack a picnic, do some yard work, or just go for a walk...its amazing what a little fresh air and sunshine can do for your creativity!

Why do you blog? Ever since having kids, I seem to have the worst memory EVER. So I use my craft blog as a digital diary of my projects - usually I try to make notes on how I did everything, because I know even a month in the future I won't remember anymore! But, I admit...I'm also addicted to the comments. Its nice to get compliments and questions about the things I make, because my kids could care less and my husband usually says something like, "You're starting to get better at all that." It makes me wonder how bad he thought I was when I started!

What are your inspirations? Most of what I make is for my kids, so I guess they probably are my biggest inspirations. I like to troll Etsy for ideas sometimes, and actually this last week I found myself pouring over the American Girl catalog with my daughter and thinking, "Hey, I can make that! That would look cute on my daughter! Oooohh, that would be so easy!"

Check out her blog and the awesome Bookshelf theater along with a free tutorial for felt puppets that she created for Spring Stashbust:



Nettypg said…
Robin, this is such a great idea! I love seeing the things that my cousin creates! Thanks for helping her to use up some of her stash!
Faith Pray said…
What fun! I'm so glad to find your blog!

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