Sarah has the remarkable ability to transform trash into treasure and the mundane into marvelous. Her fabulous easy-to-follow projects are beautifully presented on her captivating (and oh-so-cleverly titled) corner of blogland Look What I made – a visit to Sarah will easily have you losing track of time & adding to your must-make list!
Let’s get to know this bodacious maker-babe and learn her thrifty DIY secrets…
I have loved to creating and crafting all of my life and now that I think back, I’m not exactly sure why I started a blog. I just wanted to share what I do, I suppose…
I think my boyfriend got a little sick of complimenting me on my crafty projects, he still did it but I could tell he wasn’t so impressed anymore. I wanted to share it with people that felt the same enthusiasm and inspiration (and maybe that I could inspire others as well). My blog title LOOK WHAT I MADE represents perfectly that mood. And actually that’s still what I love about my blog.
My audience is always growing but when you’re a blogger you need to love your daily tasks. The creating, photography, editing and the writing. If you don’t truly believe in and adore the behind-the-scenes work, all the followers in the world can’t keep you going…
Sarah’s Top 5 DIY tips:
1. Use what you have: A lot of what you’d normally throw away can be re-used and re-fashioned.
2. If you want something, think first if you can make it yourself: everything that you make yourself is not only cheaper but emotionally more valuable and adds your personal touch to everything.
3. Don’t look for projects to copy but techniques to learn: when I look at other (DIY) blogs or magazines (or even pinterest) I try to learn a new technique or a new way to make something. What could you do with this new skill or knowledge?
4. Try, fail, try again: not every project will become a hit but every failure is a lesson of what doesn’t work. I have a list of broken, unsuccessful projects but I learned something from each one and I’m now better than before.
5. Inspiration lies in everything: some of the best projects I’ve done have come out of either the need for something or the thought that something is too pretty/useful/high quality to throw away. My boyfriend doesn’t want me to stash away stuff just for the sake of it, so I have to get creative to persuade him that we need it.
Besten Dank Sarah! Du bist eine wunderbare Inspiration!
Pop on over to Look What I Made and lose yourself in creativity!