I made this a couple of months back for my parents' anniversary. They've been married now for 46 years! ::woot woot!:: When they got married in 1967, they were given a cross stitch with their names and wedding date; it still hangs in their master bath area. I thought I'd give them a 2013 twist on personalized anniversary mementos by making a string art piece with their initials: A & E. From this project I learned that (1) I need to practice hammering nails at a 90-degree angle and (2) holding a hammer is very empowering.
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Yay love! :)
Who would you make a string art piece for? What designs, words, colors would you use? Share below.
On a quest to get Hot And Sexy (HAS), my friend and I decided we needed shirts to remind and inspire us.
How it all started:
I texted that I might be late cause I was getting "has." I meant "gas" but typed the wrong letter on my phone. I didn't bother to correct it; I thought "they'll figure it out." When I arrived, my friends asked what "has" meant. Apparently, they thought I had made up a new acronym, pondering that it could have meant "hot and sexy." They thought "oh, she's just getting dolled up!" And "getting HAS" was born. Every time we decide to try out a new pilates studio or decide to go for a run, we exclaim "time to get HAS!" And now we can tell the world with our new tanks.
You can join Team HAS, too! Here's the DIY to create your own top.
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Some people build sand castles; I collect shells and pebbles while at the beach! It's an activity I clearly picked up from my Mom. No matter if her back starts to hurt from bending over finding the perfect shells, she keeps going until she is satisfied with her collection. (Go Mama!)
On a recent beach adventure in Alameda, I spent a good chunk of time admiring objects on the shoreline. No shells here (not whole ones anyway), but pebbles were everywhere in so many colors and shapes. I collected a few with hopes I'd be able to create something besides a display jar. I decided on making pendants -- just add wrapping wire. Take a looksie below. I made a few more for my friends who helped me collect them -- a crafty way to remember the day!
What do you do with your found objects? Comment below.
Why so glum, chum? Is it because you missed out on the last crafternoon workshop? Yea, that happens. Here's what went down in photos (and captions)!
family craft workshop
Thanks to everyone who came to hang out and craft with me!! And thanks to Sticky Art Lab for letting us make a mess!! And a special shout out to IRONMANalac for being in charge of the ironing! This was my first 'solo' workshop and first ever artist reception, and it was way too much fun. I loved seeing everyone's renditions on a basic craft and hearing comments like 'I'm so relaxed,' 'this is so fun,' and 'you should do this again.' Why, yes, I think I will do this again. Until next time, happy crafting!
I love you, I love you not -- pit stains!!
One of my favorite tees fell victim to pit stains. I know, gross. But I couldn't throw it out, so I decided to CUT IT UP!! You can do the same. Ga'head; it's easy peasy!
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When I think "wreath," I usually think "holidays." We are still months away from Christmas, but I've been wanting to try this project for a while now so I decided to make an all-occasion wreath instead. It's super easy, and you only need a few supplies and a couple of episodes of 'Chopped'. :)
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Hi everyone! I've been thinking about starting a craft blog for a while now. So...tahdah! Here it is. A place to share my latest creations and artsy finds. I plan to post some DIYs and any other projects I get my hands on. Let's get crafting!!
come explore new tools, techniques, and talents with me!