Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Craft Dump

I have been so busy with my crafting projects and gift giving that I haven't really had much time for blogging. This will change soon!
But to keep you up with the on goings in my craftroom here is what I've been up to:
Bridal Shower Gift

Charity Event Donation

Custom Design for a Friend

Baby Shower Gift for my cousin

Diaper Cake for same baby shower

Baby's Name for Nursey

Custom Design

Amy Butler Origami Bags 2 down 4 more to go, Something for me

Clutch I made for myself

Thats all I have for now! Look for the clutch in my etsy store soon!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Long Time

I know, I'm a bad blogger. Since my last post in November, I started a new job which is an 1 1/2 commute one way. I love the job so I deal with the commute. Yes, I've been crafting and I will be updating you on all the crafts that I have been doing since November. So please bear with me while I re-organized and get back into blogging. There are some new things coming up on the horizon for the blog.

Until next time!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

So much going on

AHHH, I haven't posted in over a month. I haven't abandon crafting, I just haven't been posting things that I have been crafting. The real reason I haven't been posting is because I have a new job. I went to school for Architecture and had been laid off from a job a loved about a year and a half ago. I took a job in March that I was way over qualified for and I hadn't been happy there. I've been working on this job since September, I just started this past Monday. I am a LEED admin (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for an engineering firm. LEED goes above and beyond the standard building codes to promote Green Design. Basically I work with the HVAC engineers to document the credits in their projects and submit them to the USGBC (U.S. Green Building Council) for review. So far I love it.

Like I said before I haven't stopped crafting so I will leave you with one of the projects I've finished since my last post. They are a pair of lounge pants, pattern by Amy Butler from her In Stitches book.

I also have some new items listed in my Etsy Shop.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Aerial Yoga

I've now been to 3 aerial yoga classes and a workshop. I think I might have found my new exercise. I was a dancer throughout elementary school and high school, once I got into college and architecture took over my life I had to stop. Going to a small tech school in Boston with a major in architecture didn't leave much time or opportunity for dance. Luckily in my senior year the consortium in which my college belonged started a dance group. After college it was hard to find a dance studio that fit what I was looking for. So I stopped looking.

I was very interested when I found out about aerial yoga and began searching for a studio. I found one about 45 mins from my house. I signed up for my first class, which ended up being a level 2 class, when I signed up there were no levels. I had so much fun even though it was very intense.

The workshop I took today was a beginning workshop which helped a lot. Below are a just a couple of things we worked on today.

 Aerial splits

warrior 2

I can't wait for next weeks class.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Painting: Living room

I had been wanting to paint the living room since we moved in over a year ago but just hadn't. I decided this weekend that I was going to do it. I had taken Friday off from work, stopped at Home Depot on my way home from my appointments, picked up the paint and a few other supplies that were needed. Here are my before pictures:

By by, shinny green paint.

Prepped and ready to go. It would have been easier to move everything out but we don't have a lot of space in which to move everything.

The initial plan was to do it all Friday night. However, mother nature had her own plans, the primer took way longer to dry because of the rain we got Friday night. We let the first coat of primer dry over night, N and I tackled the 2nd coat of primer Saturday morning.

Second coat of primer done.

N took my roller away from me so I took his picture.

2 walls completed.

1st coat done, just need to touch up a few spots.

There are still a few spots to touch up. At about 11 pm Saturday night we decided that we wanted to paint the trim. We painted a small spot behind the couch to see if we liked it in the morning and went to bed. We still need another coat of paint on the trim but were tired of painting on Sunday morning.

The color is Bayside by Behr. We rent our house or I probably would have used Sherman Williams paint. I got a deal on the paint because HD was out of the Premium Paint. So I got the Premium Plus Ultra, Paint & Primer in one for the price of the regular. My husband was actually impressed with the paint. I was happy that I only had to use 1 coat plus touch ups.

We used Vanilla Milkshake by Behr for the trim. I already had it in the house, it was their regular "Premium" paint. It doesn't settle out as nice as the Premium Plus Ultra does.

For a primer we used Kilz 2 latex primer, I had bought it to do a few small projects around the house. We did not like the way it coated.
I think this has quenched my thirst to paint for awhile but I'm hoping to paint the kitchen cabinets white soon.

Domestically Speaking

Friday, September 16, 2011

DIY Tray

Pin It Here is my second post in my Pinterest to Life series. While this project isn't excately like the original, it won't be my only one.
Here is my inspiration:
You can find the original post here at Just A Girl Blog

I found a couple of tray's at A.C. Moore and painted it using my favorite color paint. I then picked a design from my cricut cartridges, cut out a design and mod podged it on to the tray. I also mod podged the entire tray to seal it. Looks like I was a bad blogger and didn't take a picture of my piece before.

The design on the tray comes from the cartridge "Home Decor", the paint color is "Peacock Tail" by Behr.

I have a series obession with this color, but I think it deserves it's own post. Yes, that is how much I love this color.

I will be doing the tile bottom as soon as I find the tile I'm looking for which could be awhile.

Linking up to:

Keeping It Simple

Sumo's Sweet Stuff

The DIY Show Off


Tip Junkie handmade projects


Thursday, September 15, 2011

Photography Challenge: Day 2

Day 2 and I already failed....I did take a picture on day 2 but I forgot to post it.
Here is what I wore on Tuesday:
I did not take pictures of clouds on Wednesday or Today, so I will resume the challenge tomorrow.