Saturday, June 30, 2012

For Beth

So my good friend Beth's birthday was last week! She is so amazing and wonderful so I made her this cup! I also sent her two articles of clothing. I hope she loves them :)
Beth is a photographer and fashionista in MD and VA. Go wish her a (belated) happy birthday!

Friday, June 29, 2012

Love

I really love polymer clay. Seriously, I never knew something like this existed. Not only is it super malleable, it doesn't make a mess like "normal" clay. And the things you can make with it! I designed, baked, and created this Love necklace in about 30 minutes from start to finish. I adore it.
This necklace is available in the shop if you are interested :)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Haircut

I went to get my hair layered earlier this week! It had all grown out to just one layer, besides a few fly away pieces that I tried to cut myself.
Hmm, so I loveee my new hair! It's lighter, curlier, and much more manageable. Later on this week I am going to re-dye it with henna, and post a henna hair tutorial for you guys. What other types of tutorials are you interested in seeing?

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Bleach Dye

I've never tried reverse dying before, but when I found this navy dress at Goodwill I knew it needed a little something extra.
What I didn't realize is that the dress was made out of several different types of fabric that all lightened at different rates. I think this added even more depth to my dress, but if I could do it again I would try to dye each section separately.
I absolutely can't wait to wear it!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Totoro Cup

I've been having cup envy problems over the amazing Totoro mugs on etsy...

But with my tiny budget I could never justify spending 40$ on a cup, even if it does have one of my favorite movie characters on it! 

DIY to the rescue! I found this tutorial on Pinterest and decided to give it a whir. 
Basically you can draw on a cup with sharpies and bake it in your oven, and the design sticks (more or less).

Thus my Totoro was born. I got the mug for 50 cents at Goodwill but it was originally from Ikea! 
What would you draw? I have several more ideas in mind...this would also make an amazing birthday present! 

Monday, June 25, 2012

Necklace

I made my first necklace today! The beads I created from molding clay and fired in my oven. I decided to wear it swimming this afternoon with my new crochet top!
Such fun!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Fun

The summer is passing so quickly, soon I'll be heading back to work...
But in the meantime I get to play with clay :)

Can you tell what the lumpy things are? Hint, they are charters from Studio Ghibli!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Cuffs

I think I can sew these in my sleep now!
 Two more cute shabby cuffs for the shop :)

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Green

I've been quite obsessed with green lately. Half my closet has turned into grassy hues...
When I saw this white shirt in my local thrift store, I couldn't stop myself from nabbing it and tying out some more tie dye!

What is your go-to color this summer?

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Knitting

Remember the knitting holder I made my friend Gwen? I decided to make myself one! Here is how it turned out.
 These are quite easy and fun to make! I love having all my needles in one space now.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Despair


do i lose my touch
when i close your book?  does it
skip the lipped words,
my tongue, unfit for longing? 

i went to find
your shadow without
knowing the bright, but
your shade is some dark hue in
night’s sight, pale

over the moon’s eye
a lidded whisper of
transpired brilliance


Or so I tell myself.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Photoshoot

I love empty spaces. I love darkness and depth where the shadows flit like some kind of unremembered dream in the back of your head...
Do these pictures speak to you? If so, what are they saying? I'd love to hear your thoughts. 
This is what they are saying to me:
Draco: [chained down, bitterly] I cannot *see*! Are the stars shining tonight?
Queen Aislinn: Brightly, my lord. Brightly.
Draco: Then let us end it.
 

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Knitting-Holder

I made this wonderful knitting needle holder for my friend Gwen. It was super easy to make, but I did mess up a few times. I think thats okay because it was my first try!
I tried to use bright colors! I hope this works great Gwen...

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Exploring

Exploring the city one evening.
It's funny how many little things you can notice in one section of a city that you didn't see before...I love photography!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Vegan Lunch

Yummy vegan lunch!
//Whole wheat bread
//Hummas
//Jalape├▒os
//1/4 of a Tomato
// Carrots
// Grapes 

*Featured on OrgJunkie

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Hippo!

My best friend Gwen and I did an impromptu art exchange! She made me this adorable hippo.
I love how cute it is!

I'll show you what I made her tomorrow (hint: it has to do with knitting)

How is everyone enjoying their summer? I find that even through I am not working, I still have to make time and push myself to get things done. How abstract. I really must be lazier then I thought.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Giveaway! Jenny N. Design! Free bag!

Hey guys! This month I'm giving away one of Jenny N. Design's fabulous traveler bags! I bought this bag about a year ago and I love it. However, I purchased it solely for riding a bike and going to and from work but sadly I can't bike to work anymore. Therefore I am giving it away!
The bag is in like new condition. The above pictures are by Jenny N. Design! Her bags are fabulous! The one I'm giving away is at Traveler in brown tweed.

To be enter this giveaway make one comment below. The only requirement for eligibility is to be a follower of my blog!

Giveaway will close July 1st.
Looking for more Jenny N. Design? You can find her etsy shop HERE or here blog HERE. Give her some comment love! Also she has the cutest dog ever. No really. Don't believe me? I dare you to click this link! 
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