The Crazy Crafty Wicked Cool Envelope of Doom that it!
Long ago (ok a few months ago), and in a land far away (hey, California is pretty far away from Georgia) the lovely Michelle L. won a Stash Busting give-a-way and created a blog. There she created treasures from her winnings and posted them for all to see. One day Michelle hatched a devious plan and decided to share with the world her “stash”. Using her leftover winnings and her own personal “stash”, the “Crazy Crafty Wicked Cool Envelope of Doom” give-a-way was born. In her words, “I’m calling them ‘envelopes of doom’ because the items are going to be pretty eclectic. Okay, insanely diverse. And a few, possibly mind-bogglingly awful. It’s up to YOU to re-imagine and transform them into wicked coolness.” The winners were to, “promise to make at least three interesting things from the contents, and post them online for us all to see. Also, since this is kind of a “craft-it-forward” deal, I think your assignment should be to make things for other people – in other words, come up with three gift ideas, and tell us how you gave your creations away.”
Now, that sounds like a challenge I’m up for…and as luck would have it. I was one of the winners!
After a bit of a technical glitch that put my envelope a bit late arriving, I opened my mailbox and was off to an immediate start, chanting “must catch up, must catch up”. I ripped it open and spread out the contents quickly take stock of the monumental task ahead of me. Honestly, I’m not sure what to think of some of this stuff. There is some odd yarn-like stuff, a panel of hologram valentines, and an expired Starbucks card.
I put all that aside for a moment and focused on these odd-looking pink squares. Interestingly enough they matched up exactly with the green pixie stick deal which makes me think they might be some sort of construction toys…. Wanna see?
Oh, TOYS! That’s it… I have a friend who collects Barbie & her assorted stuff…so I quickly assembled the 3 pieces together. Do you see where I’m going with this?
Yes, my first project was to create an action figure doll size set of weights. I even gave it a try myself…
Now that’s my kind of workout!
Just kidding Michelle…I’ll be posting at least 2 of my projects from doom in the upcoming week. Couldn’t resist kicking off this challenge with a bit of crafty humor!
If you want to see the other goodies these lovely crafters are coming up with, check out Michelle’s blog: Mich L. in L.A.