Friday, July 09, 2010

Looking for a Creative High Party #7

My creative high this week came either from the necklace I shared yesterday or this necklace stand.

I think these old potato mashers are so cool and while I like all the ideas Sue Whitney has shared in Junkmarket Style, wanted to come up with my own idea.

The color inspiration came from the wonderfully old handle where paint had been smoothed away from use in a few spots.

The old fabric measuring tape is one of my MIL's that she had since the beginning of her marriage. It is old, fragile, and very stained.

I love, love, love how it turned out and looks. doesn't at all work in my bedroom or bathrooms. I tried. My colors are so all wrong for it. I moved it around in many different place. Nope it definitely doesn't work.

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaugh! So it sits in my basement craft area right now.

Last weeks links:

Chris from Pick Up Some Creativity shows us how to make this beautiful doll quilt but what melted me was her note to her daughters at the end of her post.

Missy from Marvelously Messy shares this gorgeous bench from 1875. She also awarded me a blogger awarded. I have another award I received over vacation too. I will be sharing them tomorrow!

This weeks winner is Megan from Fowl Single File for her absolutely adorable Independent Whales shirts. Not only are the whales adorable, but she has wonderful arguments why they can be symbols of patriotism.

The Rules:

1. Link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog. Link to something you made that shows off your creative genius; something that gave you a creative high kind of like the endorphin rush that runners talk about. It can be an old post or a new post but it needs to be something you made.

2. Give your entry a descriptive title.

3. Use my button to link back to the party or add a text link in your post.

4. I can't accept links to etsy shops or online stores but I will accept parties and give-a-ways.

5. By entering your link, you are giving me permission to use any part of your post including pictures in a spotlight at Those Northern Skies (appropriate credit and links will be given to you and your blog of course).

The Prizes:

1. Every Friday at the next party, I will highlight my favorite posts from the previous week.

2. My favorite entrant of the week will win an advertisement in my sidebar free of charge for one month (four weeks). If you do not have a shop, I can put your blog button up or if you would rather I can put up a button for your favorite charity.

3. In addition, for those who make a project inspired by one of my projects or one of my tutorials, I will pick one winner a month and they will get to keep an advertisement in my sidebar for two months. Plus all inspired entrants will be part of a featured post at the end of the month.

I am sharing these at:


  1. I am honored, Melissa. Thank you for including me. I definitely felt a "creative high" when I completed the dolly bedding for my girls.

  2. I'm so glad you like my whales! I was so tickled to pop over here and see that they earned such a prestigious spot. Here's to nautical patriotic cuteness!!

  3. Ok I linked up, I had to find something I thought was worth showing off my creative side:) I love your potatoe masher...Very cute...and the scrabble letters is really thinking outside the box! Thanks for hosting your party too:) Debbie

  4. I love this project! I have this same exact potato masher, right down to the red handle. Well, I should tell you that all the paint, except for a few tiny flecks inside the hole on the handle has worn away from use. First by my grandmother, then by my mother and now by me. Since it is still is use and my daughter loves it, I couldn't be so creative with mine, but it sure was fun to see how your's turned out — lovely!

  5. Genius re-use of a potato masher - I'm so impressed!

  6. I love what you did, how awesome and original! I love vintage kitchen gadgets, I'll be keeping my eyes open now!

  7. What a shame you can't find a home for it-it is a work of art!

    Happy weekend and happy crafting,

  8. Oh my, creative it is! And so much fun to be storing your jewelry right on top of it!! Have a wonderful weekend. xx

  9. what a great idea! love the potato smasher necklace holder. It's so creative. I'll have to link up my next project to your linky party, it looks like fun.

  10. The necklace stand is gorgeous and I love those whales you featured. Thanks for the sweet comments on my design wall...