Friday, February 26, 2010

Fab Friday Favorites

Below are some of my favorite items from around the blogosphere. I hope you find them as creative as I do. Be sure to check out these inspiring sites and leave a note that you were there!

This clothesline wreath is from Maggie at Smashed Peas and Carrots. Here the green fabric is used for St. Patrick's Day, but it can be changed out for whatever holiday or season you like. I love the modern and clean lines yet natural feel of the wreath. I can definitely see this hanging year round on my front door.

I see so many projects for different types of bulletin boards. This craft is so needed. Fabric covered thumb tacks! Yet another reason for me to work on a bulletin board project. What fun you could have with fabric on this one. This is from How About Orange. The tutorial looks so easy, give it a try.


This project has my heart going pitter-patter. I'm a big texture lover and Angie at the Country Chic Cottage makes the burlap shiny in places! I love shiny almost as I love texture. I don't have room for any more pillows, but I'm eying this technique for my living room curtain project

OMG is this so cute. Kalleen over At Second Street made this great wallet from clothing tags. I've never thought to save the tags. I collect silk ties and wool cloths to felt and upcycle and just throw the tags away. Well you can bet my ways have changed! The tutorial has so much detail and makes this project look very do-able. Doesn't the pops of green make this wallet look even more fantastic?


I'm not one for cottage and shabby chic projects. However this one tugged at my heart strings. How I wish I had my son's baby shoes left. I'd make this project but I'd use some modern, geometric fabric and have it sit by my sewing machine. (Maybe I can find a pair of baby shoes at the thrift store and just fake it?). This adorable one is from Barbara Jean at Treasures from the Heart.

I feel so uncreative when I see projects like this. How do people think of these things? These are gorgeous beads made from paper done by the folks over at A Storybook Life. Take a look at them, they also have a necklace made from the paper beads, felt beads and washers. It is totally Fab. Anybody want to try out this project and make me a necklace?

I Love, Love this art made from smushed toilet paper tubes. I thought I was going to make it for someplace (I didn't know where I would put it) and started saving tubes. Well I got frustrated with myself and decided this is just one more of those projects that I love but will never actually get around to making, so I recycled all the tubes. Now I'm back to saving tubes because I thought of the perfect place for a large toilet paper tube art installation. This project is from Tali at Growing Up Creative.


I'm so making these waffle texture monogrammed towels. Just as soon as I finish the other 900 bagillion things I love and want to make. For this one I would have to figure out how to get the monogram on them without a special sewing machine. Maybe stencil? Cut the monogram out of fabric and applique? Any other ideas? These thrifty monogrammed towels are from Susie of Susie Harris.

Well that wraps up some of the fabulous projects I had bookmarked from the last week. Since Fab Friday Favorites will be a permanent feature here at Black Kat's Design I'll have more projects for you next week.

Hope you have a great weekend and don't forget to check back tomorrow for Haiku Saturday!


  1. Thank you so much for the feature!!! And oh my it would look gorgeous as curtains!! Please let me know if you do it!!

  2. thank you very much for the shout out.
    what a great blog

  3. Loved your suggestion on burlap and ribbon curtains....Linked to your site. New to the blog world, well kinda, I'm an avid follower.


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