Link Love: One Pretty Thing

oneprettything***WARNING****  Crafty folks?  I’m about to blow your mind.

So, you know how you get into a DIY mood and you’re all, “Ooo, I want to make Blah,” or “I wish I knew how to do This.”  And then you spent ridiculous amounts of time searching through blogs and googling search terms until you just don’t feel like doing Blah or making This?

No?  Just me?

Anyway, I discovered a site a long time ago that I’m sure most of you know, but whatever, it’s my blog, go find something better to do if you don’t like it.  (I’m having a feisty week.  Might be my monthlies.)

 Anyway, the site is called One Pretty Thing and it’s kind of amazing.  Rachel combs through all those lovely blogs and websites and then categorizes the best crafts featured and makes them into a daily post.  Mornings are for the featured holiday,season or theme, such as Dia de los sMuertos, Glamping or Where the Wild Things Are.  Then the afternoon posts are chock full of Daily DIY, showing the best of the best from around the wide world web.  PLUS, on the weekends she showcases the best of reader submission AND another round-up.

Isn’t that nice of her?

The site is searchable, so you can look up a keyword and find crafts suited to your current “OMG, I have loads of THIS and no idea what to do with it!”  Like button projects?  How about puddingBunting? (Actually, scratch that.  No bunting.  Lord Jesus, I am so over bunting.  Hazards of working for a wedding blog.)  There’s also categories so if you just wanna browse, feel free. 

Wanna start a crafty business?  Look at her Resource page, as well as her “Crafty Reading Round-up” category. 

And thank God she didn’t have this when I was planning my wedding, but there’s even a separate site One Pretty Wedding.  (I am NOT responsible for any sob-fests induced by projects you found at the website.  Do not go DIY-crazyface, IT ALWAYS ENDS IN TEARS.)

So go, my little moppets, head off to One Pretty Thing and search for all kinds of projects you didn’t know you needed in your life.  And then come back and tell me what you’re gonna do, so I can coo over it and encourage you. 

Crafters.  We’re enablers.  Worse that drug pushers, really.  Don’t believe me?  Did you SEE the comments that my knitting post got?  “Go ahead.  Take a class.  Join Ravelry.  Use bamboo needles.  It’s all good, it’s just a little fun.  It won’t hurt anyone….”

I’m already planning on taking classes in knitting soon.  I hope you guys are still there for me when my recreational knitting habit turns into a full-blown wool addiction.

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12 Comments on “Link Love: One Pretty Thing”

  1. Erin
    May 5, 2011 at 7:49 am #

    First comes the wool addiction… Then comes the sheep. There’s a ranch in your family, right? ;)

    • kindofamess
      May 5, 2011 at 3:02 pm #

      Yes, but wtih stupid boring cows that want to eat me. (They have that look in their eye, I don’t trust them.)

      • Cindy
        May 5, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

        related(ish): I was once chased by a bull around a farm in nowhere, Missouri.

  2. Sarah
    May 5, 2011 at 10:44 am #

    What are you DOOOOING to me???

    Btw … we’re behind on our LIttle Dresses for Africa. I should have had 15 done by the end of this month. I think a trip to Target for pillowcases is in order! (I’m not allowed to go to JoAnn’s … I’ll spend all the money buying all the fabric.)

    Let’s get on it!

    • kindofamess
      May 5, 2011 at 3:04 pm #

      I KNOW!! I feel terrible.

      That’s it, I’m devoting this weekend to the dresses. Or at the least one day. The other day needs to go to cleaning and laundry, BOO.

    • Cindy
      May 5, 2011 at 11:22 pm #

      dude. hit up the thrift stores for pillowcases. save yourself some bucks and avoid the temptations of Target/JoAnn’s. just wash them first. (which you should do anyway. prewashing = critical)

  3. Sarah
    May 5, 2011 at 12:35 pm #

    Dude, DUUUUUUUUDE …. the wedding link just showed me a hairstyle that I immediately went to the bathroom and recreated. AND I LOVE IT.

    You totally get credit for this.

    • kindofamess
      May 5, 2011 at 3:25 pm #

      Ooo!! Picture?!?!

      • Sarah
        May 5, 2011 at 5:19 pm #

        I’ll redo it this weekend and send you a shot. =)

  4. Trisha
    May 5, 2011 at 2:22 pm #

    Consider this added to my google reader. As if I need another thing. But it’s another fun thing, so it’s ok. Right?

    • kindofamess
      May 5, 2011 at 3:26 pm #

      Right. It’s TOOOOTAALLY okay.

      *enable, enable, enable*

  5. Cindy
    May 5, 2011 at 11:20 pm #

    I am totally guilty of spending so much time reading about sewing/knitting/cooking that I find myself incapable of turning the sewing machine on or taking a pot out of the cabinet. In fact, I am a little scared to even click the link you posted because I do not – DO NOT – need anymore crafty blogs to read. (what? you see that it’s already open in one of my 2,463 tabs? f*ck.)

    p.s. buy your knitting needles on ebay, you can get a full set of all the sizes in bamboo from China for, like, $13. with free shipping.

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