Saturday, March 21, 2015

Gathered Fabric Bracelet @ DALB

I've been on a big spring cleaning kick for the last month or so and the room/area I've been focusing on recently is my office area. I have so much craft stuff that every once and a while it's important to go through it all to remind myself of the full breadth of my collection. It was when I was going through my overflowing fabric scraps container that I found a moderate sized piece of this artsy fartsy yellow abstract pattern that I bought waaaaay back in 7th or 8th grade.

I still have the bulk of it buried in my fabric drawers because I know someday I'm going to have some good purpose for it (besides making a mole stuffed animal for Chemistry). I started just cutting and messing around sewing with that scrap and a few others and ended up making these adorable bracelets!

Find out how to make your own over at Dream A Little Bigger!

Til Next Time!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Wreck This Journal: Part #1

I've fallen back out of the habit of art journaling again (we have a history of on-again-off-again relationships). I decided I missed it so I picked up a copy of "Wreck This Journal" by Kerri Smith to try to get back in the habit/play around with different methods.
I've been working in this journal since November and do a page whenever inspiration strikes. If you follow me on instagram, I post pictures of the pages whenever I finish a good one. I'd say I have 1/5 of the pages done and I wanted to share some of my favorites so far with you below.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Talk About It Tuesday: Career in Props

 I think I've finally decided what I want to be when I grow up! Isn't that exciting? I want to pursue a career in prop making. This is a recent decision but it's one that's taken me a while to come around to.
I see many more shop/lab classes in my future.
I want to talk about possible future paths I can take, and why I think this job would be a good fit. If you want to hear my thoughts, read more below!

Friday, March 13, 2015

Tutorial Friday: Tiered Garden Shelf

I think spring has officially hit its stride now. This week's forecast is reading like the report card of an "average" grade student and my little port city is finally thawing. This means lots of good things: school is almost over for the summer, there are clothes to be refashioned for the new season, and new life is growing everywhere!

...Well except my front porch right now because the majority of my little green babies died when I was a bad plant mommy and forgot to bring them in during our February Freeze. I want to start anew with spring though and I went out and bought some new plants from a local nursery. Normally my "garden" is just whichever section of the porch I take over with pots, but I wanted to change that up; give it some organization and order.

I had a light bulb moment at Joann's the other day while thinking on this topic; Make a simple, rustic garden shelf! This project is a very simple woodworking project, so don't let the use of tools discourage you. It would be great for beginners or more experienced carpenters. Check out the tutorial below!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

School Art Check In #1

One of my favorite collages from my 2D Design class

Whoo hoo! I am officially half way done with my school semester! (Spring break is still so far away though! C'mon April!) I thought today I would take the opportunity to show you what Ive been working on in my 2D and 3D design classes.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Button-up Shirt Refashion @DALB

Our streak of foul weather in NC broke for a few glorious days of shorts, tank tops and flip flops. My spring break isn't until next month and my whole school is getting a bad case of spring fever. I am no different and wanted to start adding some new items to my warm weather wardrobe so I dug into my handy dandy refashioning bag to create this skirt!

It was pretty simple and creates an interesting shaped skirt that is longer on the front and back and slightly shorter on the sides.

Find the full tutorial over at Dream A Little Bigger!

Til Next Time!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Book Review: Around The USA In 50 Craft Projects

It's been a very very long time since I reviewed a book, too long I decided! When I found out one of my favorite craft sites, Cut Out + Keep was publishing a book I knew I needed it. Luckily, I've worked with them a few times in the past and that helped me snag an early copy to review for you guys.
Read my thoughts about the book, plus get a little teaser from the publishers below!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Talk About It Tuesday: 5 Year Goal Check-In

I've talked about how I got started art journaling on the blog before (right here actually) but I didn't share much of my first journal in that post like I did my subsequent ones. I did this for various reasons, some of the pages are personal, some were only half completed.

This one I was hesitant about sharing in case I failed, but when I stumbled upon my old journal while tidying my office I knew this was perfect to discuss here on the blog. I was asked to respond to the question "Where do you see yourself in 5 years?" by my senior AP English teacher.