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too many pretty things

I really like http://www.oneprettything.com but because of my transient and extremely busy state, I just feel bitter and jealous looking at all the crafts out there.  Lately, I get a certain satisfaction out of the crafts that are, say, spray-painted bowling balls covered in small plastic frogs apparently for your garden, that people make and […]

i am so into this skirt

http://www.dana-made-it.com/2008/07/tutorial-summer-skirt-with-deep-pockets.html If it’s possible, I’d like everyone to wear these kinds of skirts until skirt suits and ugly dress pants are obsolete.

no crafts for you

When you are trying to find a new apartment, you can’t do crafts.  That’s what the rules are.  You have to eat, sleep, and find an apartment.  So no more misadventures until a lease gets signed. PS:  Apartment hunting sucks.

lifestyles of the rich and famous

Here’s a new decor idea:  buy fancy soap, so you can feel rich without being rich.  Because you’re going to WASH with it, and it’s the most BEAUTIFUL bird you ever saw.  Also, reminds me of when we watched Clash of the Titans in 9th grade.  (Shout out to Katie Coyle!)  No, seriously, this is […]

bottle cap genius

I have found that the crafts that work are the ones that are simplest.  This might be because I have the patience of a kindergartener.  I remember, actually, reading through recipes as a wee baker and going “Gaah!” at all the ones that required rising or baking for more than 30 minutes. The bottle cap magnet […]

birds

Full-time crafting is really pretty sweet.  And my career ends as I fly back East.  It was short but (overly, cake-pop-esque) sweet.  One of the highlights was a tiny bird.  He is shown here half-stuffed (from a pillow I got at a garage sale for free, score).  That fabric is leaves and twigs, which is […]

cake pops

Let’s say you’re new to the whole “cupcake” scene and you’re looking for a project to get your feet wet and feel good about decorating things that taste sweet.  Here’s my advice, newbie:  do NOT try cake pops.  It’s like lacing up your Chuck Taylors and hopping onto the court with Larry Bird (I like […]