2.17.2010

5th "Welcome To Newbie" Wednesday!

 

Welcome to my 5th "Welcome to NEWBIE" weekly feature.  Each Wednesday, I will introduce you to some NEW, or as I like to call us, NEWBIE, bloggers who are fun, creative and just plain COOL!

You, my peeps, get some new inspiration and the NEWBIE gets some new followers!  A win-win for all!
I found a great blog last week on the Decorating Dilemmas party over at Amanda's blog Serenity Now.

Meet my new friend, Kat!
Kat's truly a NEWBIE blogger; she's only been blogging for about a month!  

 


Kat describes herself as a thrifty gal in my early 40’s with an 18 year old son, a dog who sheds enough to make another dog and a cat. They live in a 650 square foot condo on Chicago’s North Shore. She's jealous of those with a garage, basement or dedicated room in which to work on projects. It’s not unusual for Kat to have painting or refinishing projects spread out on our living room floor.  (I feel your pain Kat!  My dining room is currently my pseudo craft space!)

Kat caught the crafting bug as a child, learning a simple crochet chain stitch and covering a plastic lid to make a wreath in grade school.  She's been decorating, rearranging, repurposing and bargain shopping ever since.  Her friends and family call her while shopping at a store, for a “decorating consult” prior to making a purchase. 

Kat's home has gone from a larger house done in French country with lots of antiques to a much smaller home with a more minimal Mid Century style. She says the new decorating style has been fun and challenging, all while being done on a shoestring budget! 

Blogging has been a fantastic experience. It’s a creative outlet. It pushes her to do (or complete) the projects that she's just been talking or thinking about, since she wants to post 5 days a week. She loves sharing her projects with lots of people and she just loves comments from other bloggers!  Blogging has also prompted Kat to open an Etsy shop!  It will be filled with silhouette pillows, hand crafted items and vintage finds.  So stay tuned for that!

So here's why I'm following Black Kat Design!
Here's some of her fun, inventive craft projects!
A 4 side display piece made out of CD cases!  

 
Book page vases!

 
Vintage wool felt pin


But the thing I love the MOST about Black Kat Design are little peaks she's given us of her home.  Kat, show us more!
 
I love a girl who is not afraid to use color!
  
Beautiful pieces!  The chair...the little round pillow....the lamp...
 
Art she created!  Love the patterns!

So I can't wait to see how Kat's new blog progresses.  Go check out Black Kat's Design and become a follower too! 

Thank you for joining me this week for "Welcome To NEWBIE" Wednesday!  See you next week for more NEWBIES!

6 comments:

Meg said...

The only thing I love more than those book vases are the pictures of the house! I'd love to see more too!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

Thanks for the great highlight! She rocks!! Loving those book vases!!

Melanie said...

Thanks for highlighting another blogger. I love the blogging world.

Becolorful said...

I am a fan of those vintage wool flowers. I would so heart a tutorial. So glad to see another new blogstress with fun ideas.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Loved youre blog...so glad that I stopped by..Enjoyed my visit to your blog tonight while doing a little blog hopping. Hope you will stop by mine. This is my ONE YEAR Blog Anniversary and prizes everyday....

Teresa
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/

Kat@BlackKatsDesign.blogspot.com said...

Thanks for the lovely comments! I'll have more pictures up of my home in the future, especially as I move around using my Master Decorating Plan.

I have a tutorial for the wool flowers here. Sorry but I don't think I can make it clickable.

http://blackkatsdesign.blogspot.com/2010/02/upcycled-felted-wool-flower-pin.html

I hope you enjoyed checking out my blog!

Search my archives for more great ideas!