Thursday, November 25, 2010

I'm So stylish!

Brenda over at "Creativity is only a state of mind" Gave me an award! Yay!
To accept this award I have to do the following:
1). Thank and link back to the person who awarded me
2). Share 8 things about myself

3). Pay it forward to 8 bloggers that I have recently discovered

4). Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

1. Of course, Thank you Brenda!

2. Lets do holiday stuff since its holiday time!

   1. I love decorating for christmas and I buy most of my things at the Dollar tree.
   2. I love to wrap presents
   3. New years is one of my favorite holidays
   4. My family has its big dinner on Christmas eve.
   5. My favorite pie is Pumpkin
   6. The best present I ever got was my sewing machine when I was 12
   7. This will be my 3rd Holiday season with my own place (and I love that I get to decorate how I want :P )
   8. Me and my BF will be together for 2 years on New years Eve <3

3. 8 blogs that I love

A Diamond in the Stuff
A few of my favorite things
Ashley's Thrifty Living
If I weren't So Lazy
Mad in Crafts
Rubies and Pearls

Thanks again Brenda!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Jersey cotton Neck scarf

As I was wandering around my favorite discount fabric store I saw a lot of cute fabric in the $1 remnants bin. I sifted through and found lots of things I liked.

Pondering on my way home of what to make with all this, scrappy scarves came to mind. Once I got home I got to work. Using my rotary cutter I cut 1" strips (more or less) of the fabric, then just tied it up. I also added a flower for some embelishment. I love how they turned out.

I'm selling them at a craft boutique next weekend and after that they will be up on my Etsy.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Craft Fair Fun

Two Saturdays ago was my first craft fair. I had such a great time. It was a great experience and I even made a little bit of money. :) Here's a picture of my booth.

Then, this past Saturday my friend told me about another craft fair that was near their house. They had one spot left (lucky me!) and signed me up. The first half of the day was So Slow! I was worried I wasn't going to sell anything. Then by the afternoon I was selling up a storm! I had so much fun and I hope that I will find another soon.

(If Anyone knows a way to find local craft fairs let me know. The only way I've seemed to find them is word of mouth.)

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Faux Window etching decal

I have a mirrored closet in my hallway/bathroom area That I'm not the biggest fan of. But I'm renting so I can't really do too much about it.

While I was roaming the Dollar tree I came across this clear book cover roll. Its a roll of sticky plastic that is kind of like shelving liner. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with it but I have finally figured it out.

Here is what you will need:
 First: Draw out petals (or whatever other design you may want) with a marker. I wouldn't suggest a ball point or pencil because it will dent the plastic.
 Second: Cut out your design. If you cut individual pieces it will be easier if you lay them out how you want them to be placed before you start placing them.
 Third: Peel each piece from its backing. I used my exacto knife to help peel the back off.
 It's hard to take a picture of this decal. But it looks much better in person. It's subtle and cute. It's just enough to give some interest to the mirror.