Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Revisiting my 50 in 1001 =)

I've got about a year and 3 months left for my 50 in 1001! I should be halfway done...but I don't think I'm even close >_<

I started this here...And I've been very slow on keeping up with it!


This idea is basically a list of dreams and ideas I have challenged myself to finish in a two and a half years. 
Here are my 50 things I want to do in my 1001 days. I have until November 13, 2012.

1) Write a Book
2) Make a photography portfolio (its here)
3) Take sewing lessons (took a week class in july from here)
4) Sew 5 items for friends (One two
5) Sew 5 items for my etsy shop (I have over 50 now in the shop)

6) Learn to watercolor  (I'm "adequate", still need to learn more tho!)

7) Watercolor 5 things for family (one
8) watercolor 5 things for my etsy shop 
9) start my own business (Silver Moon Creations. started Jan 12, 2010...50 sales in one year...still got a long way to go) 
10) buy more watercolors and brushes (bought two flat wash brushes, a tilted clipboard and some transparent watercolors with my overtime paycheck in 2010!!)

11) Find a new job (one that is not at night) (my job hrs changed to 10am-630pm! Monday-Thurs!)
12) save 3000 dollars in my savings account for my wedding 
13) take yoga  (Took for 6 months at Blacksburg Health and Fitness and now I am at Gold's Gym)
14) exercise every day for a week straight
15) avoid fast food or eating out for a month (I am challenged not to eat out, ever!!)

16) buy black boots (I bought a pair of scrunchy boots just days ago! Here is a silly pic of me wearing them)


17) buy more nail polish (bought three shades lol)
18) read the bible every day for a month
19) pray every day for a month
20) go to church without missing a sunday for a month

21) take a vitamin every day
22) eat three balanced meals a day for a week (I felt SO great after this. I need to make this real life!)
23) go to bed before 11pm every night
24) wake up at 6am or 7am every day
25) take the GRE (I am scheduled for this on Nov 11th!!) (I was accepted to Radford University but didn't go because of financial reasons)  

26) make 5 cards for my mom ( one )
27) make 5 cards for my etsy shop (one two
28) read crazy love 
29) read passion and purity
30) read something by cs lewis 

31) Make 5 fabric accessories  (one two three four five)
32) Make 5 sewing tutorials  (one two three four five)
33) Cook 5 new things that I've never tried before
34) Own a dress form

35) Own a serger

36) Do 5 Non-selfish things for people I don't know (this is harder then it sounds!)
37) Do 5 Non-selfish things for people I do know
38) Volunteer for something in my neighborhood/town (I volunteered to make dinner for everyone at my church)
39) Write 5 poems (one two three
40) Write a blog post every day for a month! (did this January of 2011...But I missed two! oh well =P)

41) get married
42) switch to natural deodorant, aluminum-free
43) switch to natural shampoo and conditioner (I use petal fresh organics, usually there tea tree. It smells like peppermint <3)
44) don't use a microwave for a week
45) ride the bus to work for a week 

46) ride my bike to work for a week straight
47) tell a stranger about Jesus
48) tithe for a whole month
49) memorize 15 bible verses
50) do my devotions for a week straight without missing!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Abby's Bridal Shower =)

One of my very close friends is getting married! I recently went to her bridal shower and snapped these awesome pictures of the event.







Oh, of course I edited them with my self-taught photoshop skills =P

Abby's wedding is September 4th, and you can bet I'll have more photos, even if I'm not the photographer! I just love taking pictures =)

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Shop Update

I sold 3 items in the shop throughout the past two weeks! Wow! =)
That last dress is my favorite. It's so adorable! You can browse any of these items in the shop

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Hair!

Crazy-twisty-loopy-braided-bun-thing
What do you think?
Oh, and I couldn't get a good picture. I was crunched for time!
This hair-do is really a half-crown braid that ends in a bun =)

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Cowl

Made my first knitted cowl today =)
Reminds me of mint chocolate chip ice cream...mmmmmhhh....

I can't wait to make more!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Slouchy Handbag

I made this brown and blue chic handbag today.



I think it needs a blue flower or something more to adorn it. It might be too simple? Oh, well, I'll see =)

Friday, August 19, 2011

Shop Update

I sold two items this week! I've never sold two items in a week before =)

I added a few new items to the shop:
vintage purse
handmade hat
handmade hat
handmade bohemian harem pants
rainbow hat
Thank you Lord, for giving me creativity and helping me though life =) He has really blessed me this week. Its hard to give thanks when things are going downhill--I need to be more thankful more often =)
Check out my shop for any of the items listed above!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Stress-Relieving Wall Art

So, I was having a really bad day last week and just needed to vent. So I drew on my walls. My landlord said I could paint whatever I wanted, so I figured that included drawing...(since that walls are already hideous)

Here is how this wall turned out:


I plan on drawing all over every wall! More updates to come soon.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Greeting and Postcard Experiment

I love the handmade postcards and greeting cards on etsy! I decided to try and make my own this past weekend.

I made two postcards out of two of my favorite photography prints:
I printed these from Vistaprint and am still waiting on them to show up in my mail box.

I then wanted to try my hand at greeting cards. I used these three prints:
I printed these at walmart =) I think the quality isn't that great for the price I paid at Walmart. However,  I like the overall idea and might make more.

All of these are available in the shop =)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Shop Update

Added some new handmade and vintage items to the shop! Go check them out? =)
selling these vintage knee high gladiator sandals size 8.5
and this handmade boho feather necklace,
soft feather earrings 
and this bohemian fall jacket

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Patchwork Purse

A rustic patchwork purse in blues, browns, and yellows.
Hopefully I'll make more for my shop?

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Sunflower Dress

New dress I made. Very bright and flowery =)
 Reconstructed from bed-sheets, ribbons, and other wonderful bits and pieces.



Sunday, August 7, 2011

Knitting?

I learned to knit on double pointed needles!

I made a lot of mistakes (aka "ladders") but I'm getting better and better! Next, arm warmers. And cabling.

Oh, in other news, I curled my hair today =)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Etsy Banner

I have been thinking more seriously about my Etsy business.

The SAS guidelines says every shop should have a banner! So I made one today. What do you think? (I put it in the banner spot of my blog too!)


I'm really pleased.

Three new purses tomorrow!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Green Garden Purse

 Toady I made a nice garden purse with cute floral fabric and two pockets!
Soon to be available in the shop!
(I also made those shorts I am wearing out of an pair of ill-fitting pants)

 Miss you,

-Carol
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