saying i like to make things is an understatement. since the time i could start crafting and cooking, i was in the kitchen or at the kitchen table making cookies or working on my latest masterpiece a.k.a. coloring in my disney colprbook. as i got older though i was able to try out new things, like scrapbooking. when i tell you i was obsessed with scrapbooking i’m not exaggerating, at all. me and michael’s crafts store were (and still remain to be) t for tight. i collected jolee’s stickers as if i had a hoarding problem, but it’s cool, i accept my eccentricities. now that i love fashion and clothes i decided to get crafty with them too. in no way am i fashion designer, but i like to do some diy projects now and again. i was on another blog, honestly wtf, and i saw their take on a sequined sweater, so i decided to try it out. let me tell you, that sweater took a hell of a long time to make, but it was so worth it. i also played around with a jean shirt and an old gingham shirt and patched it up, gave it a little heart (cheesy joke, once again.) basically, at this point in my life, i’m practically valentino.
this past summer, i introduced you all to bucky. since his creation he has been an important presence in my life. yes, he may be a cardboard deer with glitter antlers, but he’s become a room mascot/watchdog (watchdeer?). excuse the stupid jokes, but they’re going to keep coming. this past break i decided the family needed to grow, and i made mama buck, so even though the cycle should have been reversed and mama should have come first, there’s no changing it now! currently mama buck is residing in the good ol’ state of new york, but next school year she’ll be making a trip down to dc. unless my roommates let me bring a moose with some necklaces into the mix…and his name shall be bullwinkle.
i’ve decided i’m the kind of person who may have my analytical side, but i have a creative half that balances it right out. whenever i take those quizzes asking if i’m left or right brained, i end up right in the middle. this classification isn’t exactly a classification, more a confirmation (even if these tests aren’t exact) in my mind at least, that i’m a good mix of different things. although i love making cards, decor, and little trinkets, i can’t stand having anything out of place or being unorganized. my organizational tendencies come in handy, but there are times i’ve gotta keep my perfectionistic quirks in check. when i head back to school, you can bet your bottom dollar (yes, i just said that) i will be making a paper source run and adding some new goodies to my crafting area (a.k.a. the desk i should be using to do homework). so many things on the internet inspire me to create, and i hope one day my blog will do that for others. to finish this post off, in the words of jack london, “you can’t wait for inspiration, you have to go after it with a club.”
i’m going to be a bit m.i.a. due to finals, so to tide you all over until the next post (and to give me something nice to look at), here are some wonderful holiday photos. i don’t mind the lead up to finals, because i tend to either study for long periods of time and then procrastinate/bake for the rest. sea salted chocolate chip cookies, anyone? yes, this may be productively procrastinating, but what’s a girl to do?
this friday i will not be participating in black friday due to an out-of-nowhere surgery because of a wisdom tooth gone awry. instead i’ll have to wait until cyber monday, and hopefully make some purchases then.. if any of those items end up going on sale, i’ll snatch them up in a second. or i may be on too many painkillers and end up missing the whole thing. two thumbs up for modern medicine!
the title of this post is probably the closest representation of my relationship with fashion. my love for clothes and my “obsessive tendency” of checking up on my favorite brands and fashion blogs could be considered a crime (in the terms of stalking/possible restraining orders against me from websites, which if they existed i would have)… the punishment is even worse: new arrivals or holiday collections. it doesn’t sound like a punishment, but it is. if i could (and i would) i’d spend ALL my money on clothes, but at least i have a bit of restraint, and i’ve gotten much better about impulse buying. my biggest tip is favoriting things you love and waiting to see how long you think about them… if you forget about them delete it from your bookmarks, if not get it or wait for a sale. now before i get off topic again, let’s talk about madewell’s newest arrivals. literal perfection. the combination of color, warm and cozy textures, plaid and printed patterns, comfy accessories, and most of all, glitter, has me freaking out. the following outfits are so lust-worthy and definitely have a pieces i may have already splurged on… (sorry that the trapper hat looks like the most amazing thing ever)
a few days ago i got an email from kate spade, mentioning a sale they were having so they could make room for new items.. holiday items. of course i freaked out (internally) and waited for the email stating when the new items were released. after getting an email from kate spade, i went over to their website and chose my favorite items. a few of these will definitely be on my holiday wish list! the only thing i wished to see was a release of some iphone 5 cases, so kate spade please get on that!
yes, this happened. no, i do not regret any of it. i purchased a medium sized cardboard deer head from cardboard safari and went to town on making him “meg-style.” basically glitter can make anything better in my opinion, but there’s a fine line between tasteful and overload. bucky here toes that line and that’s why i love him.
buying birthday presents isn’t always an easy task. sometimes the celebrant is hard to buy gifts for, the present isn’t just right, or you don’t want to spend a lot of money. in my opinion, it’s nice to give someone something special that you can do for them. for me that something special is cooking, and i figured gifting my friend with a “meal ticket” would be perfect.
i absolutely love making things from scrapbooks to cards, but room decor is probably my favorite. inspiration boards, murals cut out of silver poster board, you name it, i probably love or would love to make it. i had seen these confetti canvases all over the internet and figured they’d be easy to make. easy is an understatement! you only need a few supplies, along with ten minutes, and you’re good to go. when the holidays come around i plan on making some for me and my roommate to hang up on our dorm room door (how cute would a halloween one be?!). you can definitely personalize these through color, quotes, initials, etc., which i definitely think i’ll do in the future!