Sunday, April 26, 2015

Balloon Animal Necklace @DALB

So if you've ever visited The Cwafty Blog before you know I like bright, colorful, cute things. I've had a fascination with balloons as a young child and I've never really outgrown it. If you're a kid at heart as well you'll love this Balloon Animal Necklace I made out of sculpey!

This project doesn't take too long and you can make it your own by picking any balloon animal to make in any color. Find the tutorial over at Dream A Little Bigger!

Til Next Time!

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Downtown Photography

I've got at least an hour of free time at college every day and I've been taking photography walks around downtown during my breaks. It's been really fun. Here are some of my best shots from my latest semester!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Style Saturday: Purple Haze

Style Saturday's have mostly been outfit themed so far but I want branch out a little bit. Today we're going to talk about the only other beauty aspect I enjoy besides clothes, since I don't wear makeup; I love coloring my hair.

I lost my "dye-ginity" when I was 12. My best friend helped me change my super long, super plain brown hair for the first time since I had tried to cut my own bangs when I was 5 or 6. I was one of those children who was born with features that changed when I grew; I was born with blue eyes and red hair but they both settled on brown about a year or so in. I remember being so confused as a kid looking at my baby pictures and thinking, 'That clearly isn't me." I wanted to see what I would have looked like if my hair had stayed so I chose a warm auburn. I loved it and have been a dye-hard ever since.

Wooden Charm Bracelet @ DALB

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Ever since I finally got the basics of Photography down in a Black & White 1 class in college, I have been hooked. In high school many of my friends had a passion for taking photos and I was partially influenced by wanting to be like them, partially by this blog (which was a far-fetched dream at the time).

My camera is an almost constant companion in my life and when I saw these adorable little wooden camera cut outs I knew immediately what I wanted to make!

Learn how to make your own bracelet over at Dream A Little Bigger!

Til Next Time!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Venture Visits #4: Lyssa from Playing the Music of Life

When we last checked in with Venture he had just been on a huge trip and got 3 more states under his belt!  It makes me smile every time I open an email with "Venture" in the tagline and I get to see all the new pictures of his latest adventures. I can't believe he's already gotten as far as he has and I hope one day Venture will have visited every state in the union!

I'm now going to pass the pen over to my pal Alyss, who writes at Playing the Music of Life so she can share her experience with Venture. As always we are still looking for hosts for Venture. If you're interested please read more and contact me. Read below to see how our gnome buddy spent his time in St. Louie.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Washi Tape Mug

 Exciting news friends! This project has been in the works for a while and it's been killing me to keep it a secret. I've teamed up with Darby Smart to design a DIY project kit that you can purchase!
I am a big coffee and tea drinker so mugs are aplenty in my house but I am always looking for cute new ones to add to my collection. When I came up with this idea I knew the possibilities for how each person could decorate their mug would be endless and the process is super easy. Pretty ideal for a craft kit *wink, wink*