Friday, August 31, 2012

My big news.

   Ok, so last week I told my few followers about how I would be needing to take a small break from my blog for a little bit. At the time I was unable to say why, but now, I am free to do so!

   I AM GOING HOME. Obviously my friends and family understand much better how excited this makes me. But I have missed Texas and all the people there so much this past year and a half. Trust me when I say that I am absolutely ecstatic. Originally, I thought I would be heading back home alone in April or so. Though, due to some family issues, my family decided last week to move back now. The reasons for moving back make this a bit bittersweet but I am still dying to see my friends, drive, and have my life back :) Due to the circumstances, we wanted to leave as soon as possible so we bought our tickets last week, and my mom, sister and I are leaving tomorrow morning! My dad is staying here for two more weeks to finish things up.

   I needed (and still need) to take a little break because I have been the one packing everything up for my family. My parents have alot of technical stuff to handle and my sister is pretty clueless as to how to pack up our whole house, so I have been in charge of all that. The hardest part for me was definitely packing up my craft room (sniff sniff...) We are going to have a container to ship our things back with us but that will take around six weeks or so. That's SIX WEEKS without my sewing machine!! :( Still unsure about how I will handle that... And still a little unsure about how I will be able to do projects for my blog until I get all my craft supplies back; but I'll have to be creative and find a way!

   Well, I just wanted to share this very exciting news in my life :) Please be patient with me as I try to figure out how this blog will play a role in my new life in Texas (since pretty much every aspect of it will be changed one way or the other). I am pretty excited about the millions of thrift stores and garage sales over there and the cheap fabric and craft supplies, hopefully my blog will prosper because of those things :)

   Hope everyone has a wonderful Friday and weekend!

Friday, August 24, 2012

a little pause.

   Hi, I hope everyone is doing well!
So the past few days for me have been insanely crazy. I would love to write a super long post about it but unfortunately I can't. Though in a few days I will explain a bit more! Though because of all this stuff, I think I am going to have to take a little break from my new blogging addiction. Which scares me a bit. I've worked pretty hard at trying to build my blog and I feel like if I stop being so consistent, I will lose the few followers I have. But I don't really have a choice :/ I should be back into things in a week or two though, so it's not too terrible. Though I can't say I know if I will be as consistent with posting as I usually am now. I really hope I will be because I have really had so much fun learning about this whole blogging world out here ;)
   Basically I just hope you few followers stick with me these next few weeks! And thanks so much for following me up to this point! I have gotten pretty addicted to my refresh button and I get pretty excited seeing the number of followers go up even just by one :)
   Hope everyone had a lovely week!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Diy 5 minute bows

   So the other day I needed a red hair bow for an outfit I was wearing. So I went to my craft room an got to making one. I found a new way to make them that only takes five minutes so I was pretty pleased :) I felt the need to share it on my blog so here it is! Feel free to change it up a bit. I usually like wearing my hair up in high buns and then having a big bow under it so the sizes here make a pretty large bow but you could easily make a small one. Hope you enjoy the tutorial! :)

   Rearrange it a little till it looks right, stick a large bobby pin through the back and then you're done!
If anything is unclear just leave a question in the comments section! Thank you for checking out my tutorial! :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

My newest endeavor.

   As I have mentioned many times on this blog, I am trying to go back home to Texas some time early next year. As I have also mentioned many times, money is very very very tight. So, I am always trying to think of ways to earn extra cash so that I can save up for things like a car and such (since I will be going without my family). But of course, France feels the need to not allow me to work until I am 18.. So earning money hasn't really happened much except for the occasional babysitting job. I have had a few ideas like the one I am about to bring up, but I don't really go through with them. I'm always afraid it will be a complete failure which would be a bit embarrassing for me. But, since this blog is going a little better than I was expecting, and since I just really want to go home, I am putting myself out there, taking a chance, and going through with one of my ideas!

   I just started another blog called Comely Calligraphy. Basically if it goes as planned, I'll be fancying up envelopes and cards and such while bringing in a little bit of extra money. I realize that I am not at all close to being as talented as some of the professionals out there who do this. But I do think I am a whole lot cheaper. Which will hopefully be my edge.

   So please do check it out! The prices are cheap and approximate (I'm flexible and desperate;) and spread the word to any friends who might be having an upcoming wedding, birthday, shower, ect. :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

diy ring holder from wine corks

So my mom came back from Texas this last weekend and, since everything is cheaper there (and I have amazing friends that sent me some stuff), I have alot more jewelry making stuff. Like chains and earring and ring bases and things like that. Which I am so excited about! One thing I've been wanting to do is make more rings, so I'm hopefully going to be doing some tutorials on that soon. But first, here is a diy for a ring holder so that you actually have a place for them! I have seen some tutorials using those foam hair rollers which sounds like a great idea. But I didn't have any and I hate buying things, but I thought of using wine corks and it worked just fine! Before I was gonna use used up glue stick cases. Because I had alot left from my book page wallpaper project that I saved, but I figured corks are more something that people save and do projects with. But be creative! I'm sure there are alot more things you could use to do this project.

   As I was doing this post, I thought of maybe not even covering the wine corks? If you are going for that look, I think it could be pretty. And of course, if your shoe box top isn't the right color, you can always paint it or cover it in fabric. Anyways, hope you guys try it out! And if you do, tell me how it goes!

   Hope everyone is having a great week :)

Monday, August 13, 2012

Vintage floral nails

I recommend doing a better job than I did with removing your last nail color. Ha, sorry about that.
Use a light and a dark pink nail polish. For step 3, start in the middle of your 4 dots and then swirl around. Make sure to not over-do it and mix the colors completely.
   I haven't had much luck finding a good tutorial on how to do these kind of floral nails so I hope this is at least a little helpful! If you give it a try, send my a picture of how it turned out!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

diy ombre chevron necklace

   After my last project/post, I realized how many project possibilities there are using tooling foil (not sure if that's the right name for it or not). Soo today I decided to make an ombre chevron necklace with it! Its a pretty simple tutorial so I'll let the pictures speak for themselves!

   Pretty easy, right? If you have any questions though, feel free to ask! Hope everyone is having a great week! :)

This post was involved in some linky parties, click here to see my full list of them!

Monday, August 6, 2012

diy chain hair accessory

   Today while I was on pinterest, trying to get inspired, I saw a really cute gold chain hair accessory / headband looking thing and I thought it was really cute. It has a sweet and pretty look to it and it's a bit more creative than the normal headbands I always wear. It looked diy-able so I thought I would give it a try! Here's the tutorial!

Unfortunately I couldn't find where the original is sold. I would have liked to know how much money I saved with making it instead of buying it but oh well.

You'll need...
- metal sheets
- wire
- a chain
- 2 bobby pins
- old scissors
- 2 jewelry loops (what are those really called??)
- something sharp to make the holes
- a pair of pliers
- paint (if your metal, wire and chain don't all match.)

I made 24 circles.
I marked where the holes need to go so it's easier to see.
I started from the left side and finished on the right.
And then you're finished! :) Unless of course you want to paint it. I just used gold acrylic paint and then an acrylic sealer.

   Hope that was clear enough! Feel free to ask any questions! Oh and ps. sorry once again for the awful pictures. One of these days I am going to buy myself a camera instead of using my terrible phone.