April 28, 2010

destination: procrastination

I have a midterm tomorrow, so naturally I just spent the last two hours crafting and blinging out my blog (check out the new social media buttons on the right--LOVE!).  I work best under pressure anyway, right?

Day in the life of a college crafter...you got your mod podge, foam brushes, buttons, and...yes, those are plastic cupcake carriers from Safeway in the top left corner.  Oh hey, there's my ice cream carton from...ten years ago?? How time flies after you're on national television :) Hopefully I'll be back soon to finish my canvas project that you see is in progress here!

April 27, 2010

Canvas Art, Part 1

Oh, how I love canvas art.  It's the new scrapbooking in my opinion! With canvas art, you can actually display your artwork on your wall, instead of stuffing it awkwardly in a plastic sleeve never to be seen again.  I love the variety of materials you can use to alter a canvas...scrapbook paper, fabric, rhinestones, flowers, rub-ons, chipboard letters...I could list things for ages.  I've said time and again that I could open a mini craft store with the amount of supplies I have in my apartment.  One thing I'd like is MORE TIME to do all the crafting that I want to do!  I have another canvas of my sis & me in progress, hopefully I'll post that soon.  In between studying for midterms of course...

April 21, 2010

Cupcake Break!

Ah, finally.  After an extremely stressful and exhausting day, I think a cupcake post will do me good.  I've been obsessed with these adorable vintage posters from WWII.  Interestingly enough, 2 and half million prints were made, but since they were only to be used as a last resort, they were never distributed. The original slogan was "Keep Calm And Carry On," but recently I've seen a variety of inspiring (and delicious) takes on it.  This one is my favorite! (Are you surprised?)

So true.  I feel so overwhelmed with everything that needs to get done--can I please have a few more hours in the day??  I love it all, but sometimes I need to take a step back and put things in perspective.  In the midst of our crazy, jam-packed college schedules, it's nice to just sit down, keep calm, and eat a cupcake :) You can find this print and many others at KeepCalmShop on Etsy!

Speaking of cupcakes, I am serious about opening up a cupcakery out of my apartment.  I just got an order for Greek-inspired cupcakes for my friend's toga party this weekend...that should be an interesting batch to make!


Cupcakes dipped in Nerds candy for--what else?--the epic neighbor nerd party.

April 14, 2010


For those of you who have been "living under a rock or just got out of prison," (narrates Mr. Schue) Glee is the cutest, most energetic show that's got everybody talking.  Or rather, singing.  This quotation that opened the first episode after a long hiatus is just one of the many hilarious, snarky comments that are abundantly sprinkled throughout the show.  And I just LOVE snarky.

This week's episode was centered around the word "Hello."  So, in the spirit of Glee and continuing to experiment with new creative endeavors, I thought it was about time for a new post, and a new project: fabric flowers!

There a million tutorials out there on blogs and youtube, I want to try out all of them!  This corduroy and cotton fabric flower was my very first stab at it.  For details on how to create it yourself, visit Heather Bailey's amazing blog.

Now I'm totally going to have to grab some clips and make them into hair accessories!! :)