Wednesday, July 30, 2014

WIP Wednesday: Tick Tock

Whew getting back into college involved a very drama/stress filled last few days so I didn't get to talk to you guys yesterday, but trust me the next Talk About It Tuesday is going to rock. I promise you. Until then, this Saturday I'll be over at Dream A Little Bigger, so make sure to come visit me!

Today I'm giving you a sneak peak at my own tutorial for next Tuesday. This is one of the best projects I feel like I've ever finished. It's beautiful!

Til Next Time!

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!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

W.I.P. Wednesday: Full Power! (tools)

I got to break out my drill and my new-used reciprocating saw. $5 bucks for that, a belt sander and a palm sander. Yay yard sales!

This project is already done, as well as a few other weeks! I've been finishing one project and starting a new one the same day for the past few days. Productivity to the max!

Find this project over at Dream A little Bigger this Saturday!

Til Next Time!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Talk About it Tuesday: Favorite Blogs

So today I'm starting this segment that will be a way for me to share a little of whats on my mind with you guys. This segment can be about anything and everything, It's just going to be a quick post about whatever I feel like writing about that day and today I want to talk about blogs.

Image from © Lime Lane Photography

Clearly you know something of blogs, because you found this one and I assume you know how/why you got here. Blogs are personal websites, usually ran by one or a group of people that focus on a topic and post original articles about said topic weekly, or monthly, sometimes sporadically. If you want some recommendations for great blog-reading, or to get a peak inside my brain, read more below!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mini-Garden Tour

So it's been a while since I've shown off my little garden, since October actually. In that great expanse I have managed to acquire some new plants and lose/kill some old ones. Now that I have my own apartment though I really hope to expand it even more this summer. I just fear that during the winter they'll all die off unless I move them inside and when I move them inside....Marbles will try to eat them. 

She has a taste for flowers! She's a bad Marble. Now onto the actual plants!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Link it or Lump it #45: Link Party Time!

More exciting firsts this week pals! The first party I ever linked up at was Link it or Lump it, and today its also the first party I get to help host. There's a lot of great talent that shows up here so no matter your tastes you're sure to find something great down below. You can link anything up as long as you made it (and it's not for sale), that can mean crafts, clothes, furniture, food, babies, all sorts of options...although maybe not the last one. Mingle with some of the other participants, maybe make some friends and find some inspiration! Check back next week for my pick of my favorite link :) Party on!

Your hosts for the party are:

Link It or Lump It Party Number 38, Delineate Your Dwelling

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Sweet Treat Tote @ Dream A Little Bigger

Guess what?!?!
Its my first day posting over at DALB. Is that news to you? If so, check out my post about it here!

Summer is just not my season, but can you guess what my favorite thing about it is?

Thats right! Popsicles and Ice Cream! Mmmmmm I may need to go grab a bomb pop, I have been surrounded by popsicle shapes and talking about ice cream for too long now!

Thursday, July 3, 2014

*Closed* June Whimseybox Review: All that Glitters...+ Box Giveaway!!!

 **This company is no longer in business**
To be honest I cancelled my subscription to Whimseybox early in June. I didn't do it because I wanted to, but when the start of my new job got delayed by two weeks that immediately made me nervous about money, so I had to sacrifice my box. Through some fluke on their end though (maybe they just love me!) I still received a box for this month. No complaints here!

On the other hand, my roomie Vickie forgot to cancel her subscription (she only wanted to try it out) and so once more two boxes showed up to my house! Since Vickie didn't want hers that means I have an extra box, so this month one of you lucky readers can win your very own!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

W.I.P Wednesday: A Summer Craft

Heres a little sneak peak at my first project for DALB! Summer sewing!

Til Next Time!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Dreams really do come true with Dream A Little Bigger!

 If you've been keeping up with the blog for the last week or so I've been telling everyone I've got some big news to share. Well, today is the day! There's just a little back story I have to explain to get to the news, but trust me it's well worth it!