Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cwafty Reviews: Building A Framework E-Book

Hello everyone! Today I'm writing about a book I recently read that was basically a treasure trove of blogging knowledge gems, Building a Framework: Everything I Learned My First Year Blogging By Abby Lawson.  If you are a blogger looking to add some new strategies to your playbook, or just a person who has aspirations of being a blogger, you really should check this book out.

And yes, as of right now this book is only available as an eBook, but there's plenty of ways to read it even if you don't have an eReader like me. There's a kindle app available for most phones, tablets, and computers, you can read it as a PDF on your computer, you could have it printed and bound at an office supply store, there are many ways you can absorb all of this useful information!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday: Kimono Top DIY

So the week before last week I hit a creative wall that I not only overcame, I burst through like the Kool-Aid Man. Oh Yea! I was worried about getting all my ducks in a row for going back to college in the fall(less then a month!) and worrying about trying to juggle school, work, blogging(2nd/ job now, woot!)when the time came. So that kind of drained all my creativity, but then I cleaned up my workshop and sat down for a big de-cluttered brainstorming session. The results were the next 10 weeks of tutorials planned out and the next two full months of posts. Then over the next few days I proceeded to finish 5 of the tutorials on my list. Let me tell you, its about to be a great two months at The Cwafty Blog.

Here is the second of those tutorials, the first can be found over at Dream A Little Bigger.
I've been noticing lots of kimono inspired pieces in the DIY and fashion worlds lately, and let me tell you, I'm loving it! I had a huge obsession with Orential culture growing up and always loved the beauty of kimonos and desperately wanted my own. One day I will make myself a full-fledged kimono, but until then I made this snazzy top! Find out below how you can make your own, with only one yard of fabric!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Cat Crack Stick @ Dream A Little Bigger

I'm back with another project for DALB this week. I got some new power tools(yard sales all the way y'all) and I wanted to put them to use asap.

So I knocked out this easy, quick(plus drying time), fun toy that your cats will love!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Venture Visits: Want to meet Venture?

Today I have an announcement for a very exciting project.  I've had the idea for this in my mind for a long time. The idea: Send Venture, my mascot gnome, to fans/friends/fellow bloggers to inspire them, explore with them, help them figure out a solution to a problem, what have you; he's a pretty helpful gnome.

 Are you interested in fostering Venture for a bit? Read more below!