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April 26, 2011

Make Way For New Crafts!

It's that time of year! Spring is (sort of) here, at least, it's trying to be here. I'm in the process of cleaning out my closet/the rest of my bedroom to make room for new items! I made it to a few thrift stores awhile ago, and picked up some skirts/dresses that I want to remake.
I also needed more storage drawers/containers for all of my arts and crafts supplies. Organization is necessary with the amount of supplies I have!

5 drawers, all full.


So there's some of my storage! So many supplies! I also snagged myself a wooden wine rack from a thrift store not too long ago for $2, and since I found one I liked more, I decided to change the wooden one into a makeshift bookshelf... 

Neat, huh?

Goodreads has once again been taking up a lot of my time. I've read 22 books so far since January, my goal is 80. I recently listed 7 books on the bookswap feature (which is awesome, by the way!) and I fulfilled my very first request today! 

I know, I know, I'm a nerd that gets excited at the smallest things :) 

Well, my friends, that's all I have for you for now! Once I get all organized and back into my summer sewing projects, I shall post more pictures and ideas! My goal is to organize/spring clean my room, then paint and decorate (meaning I need more handmade decor!) Be on the look out and enjoy your Tuesday! :)

April 18, 2011

Ah, slackerism!

I realize that I haven't posted anything in 10 days! Sorry about that, I've been working, reading, and doing a bit of spring cleaning.
I've finished reading the Sookie Stackhouse series, which by the way, were much better books than I anticipated. I also am on the third book in the Hunger Games series, which is fantastic as well!

Taking a bit of a break from all things crafty, I did list one new necklace on Etsy

I also bought myself some new acrylic paint and paintbrushes so I can get back into my canvas :) I hopefully will have some new things to show you the next time I post something! 

I've also started working on a new tutorial for my Factoidz profile... recycling empty cd cases into different types of picture frames! I'll be sure to let you all know when it's finished and published, but in the mean time, you can take a look at my recipes and other tutorials here

Enjoy, and happy Monday!! 

April 8, 2011

New Etsy Listings!

Happy Friday, everyone! I hope everyone's had a great week, I know I have! I'm heading up to far-north Wisconsin tonight to go camping, and as a little send off, I figured I'd leave you with my 2 newest Etsy listings.

I posted these cute chandelier earrings today, Cinderella-inspired, clearly!

And last week I added this Lovely Charm Bracelet, perfect for spring, don't ya think??

Ok, ok, I can't hold it in any longer! Since my first peace dove necklace has been a hit so far, being "favorited" by other users, and being featured in treasuries... I've made another one! Slightly different, let's compare. 

Dove Necklace number 1 (already on Etsy.... go check it out!) 

Dove Necklace number 2 (not yet on Etsy, but will be up there soon!) 

That's about all I have for now... I hope you enjoy! I promise to post more once I get back from camping, I've been working on some really great pieces :) Have a lovely weekend! 

April 4, 2011

My Summer Inspiration

So, a little over a year ago there was this really fantastic blog started by a woman who decided to make a new article of clothing every day for a year on a budget of $1 per day. Her "New Dress A Day" blog can be found right here and is absolutely fantastic.
Last summer, my friend and I found this blog, and got inspired to go thrift store hunting for dresses that have amazing fabric, but awful style. We each created 2 dresses, and it was loads of fun :)
It's almost summer again, and I've begun thinking I need to start this up again, since it was so much fun last year. I went thrifting today, and found a bunch of things I want to fix up! I cannot wait!! I'll start posting pictures and whatnot, but, I will admit that this is nothing as extensive or fantastic as what the mastermind to this idea does. This is me, being my dorky self and sharing it with whoever is listening.

I also bought a ridiculous amount of books, since one thrift store had a deal of 5 hardcover books for $1 and 8 paperback for $1... ridiculous! Had to splurge, so now my goodreads account will go a little crazy soon, too :) hooray!

Happy Monday, everyone!