Friday, January 24, 2014

Art Adventure Time 2: Not All Who Wander Are Lost

Maybe we got a little lost...But sometimes it's really refreshing to get lost in nature for a little while, especially when you are majorly stressed.

This A.A.T trip actually took place about a month ago, at the peak of moving stress when I wasn't sure we were going to be able to get a place without a cosigner, but we managed! Actually after this adventure I got a call from the apartment people telling me that we could move forward, we would just have to pay a lot more.

I felt about 1000x better after my wandering.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday: Heart Bun

Hey guys! I'm back!

Took me a little longer than I though it would to get all settled in and unpacked but I am pretty much there! There are a few odds and ends that need homes and an non-urgent box or two that needs unpacked but it feels really good to be in my new home. I'm absolutely loving it! More on that later, I plan on taking some pictures of the place latter for the blog. For now lets focus on the tutorial.

 Today I am trying something a little bit different; a hair tutorial. Normally I'm scouring the internet looking for things to do with my rabidly growing mane, but today I had an idea. When I Googled it and I couldn't find exactly what I was imagining, I knew I had to fill the void!

It's a pretty easy style, it takes less then a minute. Check out the instructions below!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Tutorial Tuesday: Mad Hatter Coffee Mug

Today I'm going to teach you a "secret"! The sharpie on ceramics craft craze? It doesn't really work.

I know, I was devastated too. I made myself a sharpie mug and a plate and neither of them survived a single wash. Maybe I messed it up, but doing some quick Google research led me to believe I am right. I still really wanted to make myself a nice personalized mug though so I went to the craft store and did some exploring!

I found Martha Stewart's Craft Paints and it seemed like they would do the trick! Check out how I made this cute mug, and the typography pattern below!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year Round Up! '13

I hope you guys had a great Christmas/Festivus and New Years Eve! Mine was mostly moving/packing focused of course. I did have a nice movie marathon on Christmas, but that was the extent of my celebrating. I watched Dr. Strangelove, The Grinch (original animated version), and Donnie Darko! Very festive.

To celebrate the New Year I wanted to make a round up of my favorite projects so far on the blog!

Top 5 Projects of 2013:

In no particular order:
  1. Re-Fashioned Tank Top
  2. Paper Cut Pop Art
  3. Comfy Camera Strap
  4. Portal Lemon-ade Display
  5. Pin Cushion Thimble Necklace