Friday, January 15, 2010

No Knits For Me!

I was really excited to get the Bargain Issue from Country Living in the mail this week!

I'm all about affordability, recycling, re-using, re-purposing. Just give me spray paint, hot glue and duct tape and I'm there baby!

So i'm enjoying my magazine, taking it in, loving all the pics and the tips and the bargains.....

When I see this....

and start feeling strangely ill....

Now just what is this??? They screwed a bulb in an old sweater? They actually covered a lampshade with an old sweater! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
Give me CPR please! I just saw the dust and the cat hair stuck all over!!! I'm not a big duster and I don't see myself vaccuming the sweater like every second of my day. With 4 cats I soooo need smooth surfaces so the hair doesn't stick! And check out the vase at right, it would be a mohair vase here!
The sweater covered pillows I can handle, but no lampshades or vases! Please!
I bet we'll see a lot in Etsy...
Happy friday!

10 comments:

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I agree with you completely. I saw a post the other day about knitted "stuff"; and there was a cable knit easy chair!!! Blah! It was hidious looking to begin with; but yes, I then imagined the cat hair and nubbles on it etc. I'd rather wear my cable knits on my body please!

mub said...

I don't care for that either!

I've been seeing a lot of things wrapped in burlap or jute twine too and I reaaaally don't like that. Bleh!

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Um, okay. You know I guess there is something to is but for me...not so much. I hate to really diss other peoples craft...honestly. And maybe its the photo? Or the pattern or something? I dont know. For me Im not feeling this one. Honestly... Im just not...

Maureen said...

With the heat from the bulb I would think if cold light on fire. Plus really impossible to keep clean.

Vonlipi said...

I don't like dissing other people's crafts either. It's all a matter of taste. I'm sure some people throw up in their mouths when they learn I collect Pyrex and I don't care! But when it's in a magazine, it's public domain so watch out! It's open season on bad crafts!

Patrice said...

dust, anyone,dust like Marjorie Dawes from Little Britain would say.

looking at that picture I just sneezed 3 times...

Linda said...

I also thought about all the dust and cat hair and the smell when it got warm from the light bulb...ugh...one craft I will pass on. Don't think it's all that attractive myself but to each their own.

Mom Walds Place said...

Ewwww, but look at the blue and white creamer!!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I didn't think it looked very attractive either. I agree - this might have gone too far.

concretenprimroses said...

A lot of things that are made just are not practical.
Kathy