July 18, 2012

a new bloom

purple topaz & silver flower

I've been working on little odds and ends around the apartment lately.  A bigger glittery chevron piece, mantle garland, spray painting, flowers to hang and flowers to wear.  Above is the latest flower to wear.  I've been making these for decoration purposes but I really like them for adornment purposes now too!  They're a nice contrast to my ric-rac flowers which have a lot of structure.  I ordered 16 new metallic yarn colors last night and hope to make many more flowers as soon as I get the yarn in.  Get excited...I know I am :)

July 10, 2012

Rolling in the Deep


Here's our latest video! We performed in a talent show hosted by David's old employer and we ended winning first place! It was awesome and really fun. We just got the recordings and David edited them into this vid. Enjoy and share with your friends :)

July 6, 2012


I've been playing with glitter lately. I bought a little sampler pack a few months ago and finally got around to experimenting.

I first tried it on the tops of some salsa jars I've been saving. They're a great size for random little craft supplies and oversize buttons. The glitter adds just enough color and sparkle to liven up my craft room. The silver photographed the best but I also did some with orange and dark pink glitter. You can see the pink ones in the picture below.

Next I painted a small canvas a pale silvery aqua then added some big blue chevron stripes. The chunkier glitter is some I found in a box of paint we borrowed from my mother-in-law. I've been wanting to play with the chevron pattern lately so this was a fun little way to play with that.

This cute birdy has been a work in progress for a while. I bought a plain ceramic bird at Michael's a while back but couldn't decide what to do with it. It was yellow for a while but I didn't like it. I made too much of the silvery aqua paint for the chevron canvas so I painted it over the yellow. Loved it! I found some deep teal/purple glitter in the sample pack and added it to just the wings and tail. The colors actually match a screen printed bird in our room that I love.

I plan to glitterize lots more :)

Chevron canvas with all my thread
My little sewing corner
Today I've been working on cleaning up the rest of the craft room. My fabric stash is out of control so that's going to take a while. I did, however manage to beautify my ribbon collection. Picture later perhaps :)

Oh hey blog...

I swear I didn't forget you existed...I even made posts in my head, but life has just been crazy and I keep forgetting to focus enough to update you. Oops! I even loaded these pics to my blogging app a few weeks ago, then just forgot. David and I had a blast in Florida with my sis and parents, visiting my fam there and going to Disney World! Here are a bunch of pics from my phone (some stolen from David's too). Enjoy, and expect a glittery post coming soon!
Chillin on a plane
Driving into Disney!
Highlights of It's a Small World
Pirates life for me
Country bear jamboree
He was really excited about going to Disney for the first time...
More hogwarts
David, Miriah and I chillin with Marlin and Dory
Duckling wanted David's funnel cake
Canada at Epcot!

Learning how to fight with a light saber
Agent P!
Awesome light snow on the magic kingdom castle
Me and the hubs