Archive | February, 2010

Color Quiz

18 Feb

I took this color quiz the other night just because I thought it would be fun and it was like 5 questions. Well here are my results:

Purple: Spontaneity is the key to your existence. Quick-witted with a flair for originality, you enjoy situations that allow you to explore your creativity. Comparatively conservative, you appreciate beautiful surroundings, especially if they’re found in nature. Your relaxed and self-assured personality allows you to work well with others. Surprisingly enough, your unique and unusual tastes don’t prevent you from being comfortable among your more conservative peers.

My favorite part was the last line…. ya, that’s about right, I go to a seminary and I’m pretty quirky. I use to try to fit in, now I realize I like that part of myself.

Now go take it and put in the comments what your color was.

*Image found via Google Image search for Purple

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So, you might ask what I do when I’m not crafting or blogging…

16 Feb

Well, no one has asked me that but if someone would ask, this semester the reason the crafts/blogging might be slightly sporadic is the same thing of what I do when I’m not blogging or crafting. To answer this question, I have a picture, there is always a picture isn’t there.

That would be reading Theology. It seems that it is all I do these days…. Oh and check out my new hat! Awesome huh? I got it on sale at Target. I love it. I’ve wanted on for a really long time. Ya it still has the tag on it. I’m that awesome.

Valentine’s Day Present for the Hubbs

14 Feb

So this year for V-day we decided to make each others presents. I saw these re purposed cream soda bottles over at Nap Time Journal and knew this was perfect for Dan. I loved it. Here is how it turned out!

Here is the individual bottles:

I got the Love sign from piccolinadadesigns.blogspot.com and found via One Pretty Thing.

I got the labels from paperglitter.com and also found from One Pretty Thing, I think. If not please correct me!

Wreath and Crochet Hearts

12 Feb

So, I thought that my book page wreath that I did looked a bit plain…. So what should I add…. Those tiny little crocheted hearts that I told you about!

Here are close ups of each circle:

I love it!

Glittens!

10 Feb

So I have always wanted a pair of gloves that converted to mittens. And since it’s so cold in KC this year and we have so much snow and winter weather, I tried to make a pair! Here is what the weather was like when I was making them:

You can find the tutorial that I followed for the glittens here. And here is a tutorial for just mittens. I was going to merge the two tutorials, but I just stuck with the glitten tutorial.

And if you  notice, they are the same fleece that match my rainboot liners also inspired from the snow!

Crochet Hearts

8 Feb

So, I got on the Valentine’s Bandwagon a bit more recently. One thing that you probably didn’t know about me is that I also crochet. I can knit too, but I don’t like it because it hurts my hand too much. So I saw this heart crochet pattern and thought, that looked easy enough, so I made a bunch.

One thing that I did with them was put two together and hot glue a pin back on it and sent it to my Mom.

Here’s the back:

Stay tuned to find out what else I do with them.

My Blog Swap Post

2 Feb

Here is the tutorial that I did for Therapeutic Crafting when she guest posted here!

PS I start class today, say a little prayer for me  please!

Hello Therapeutic Craft Readers!! My name is Emily and you can find me over at Licking Lollipops! I’m a 24 year old graduate student, wife, sister, daughter and crafter. I’m currently gettingmy masters degree in Counseling and I’ve also struggled with depression since 2004 after I attempted suicide trying to deal with my depression. Depression can be such a scary and disheartening condition. Every thing that Brenda has said is true. If you think you might be stuggling with depression I urge you to ask for help. Ask for help from anyone, your loved ones, your friends, your doctor and most importantly a counselor of some kind. I am also very open about my story with depression and how I’ve dealt with it in the past and the presence, so if you have any questions for me, please visit me and feel free to ask anything.

Now on to what I have for you today. In my bathroom, I have all my necklaces on one of those ugly accordion holder thingys.

It’s done it’s job but now I want something that looks better than that. So I came up with this:

So what you need is a frame of some sort, (I got mine at a thrift store and painted it blue, I love re-purposing things) spray paint if you need to paint your frame, some nails or a staple gun and some sort of metal sheet wire (I used chicken wire that I got from my Dad last time I went home).

What you do first is spray paint your frame if you need to. You could buy one that you already like, but I just like to spray paint things. Plus that frame was $2.

After you  spray paint your frame, you could distress it if you wanted it. Distressed furniture and things like that don’t really fit in with anything that I own, so I just liked the glossy finish of the spray paint. You could also put a glaze on it too if you didn’t like the finish of the spray paint.

Once your frame is finished, cut your wire about 1/3 to 1/2 in bigger than the opening on the back of your frame.

Once your wire is cut, press it into your frame. You cut it a little bit bigger so that it will stay in your frame.

You might have to bend the wire to fit in there since it’s bigger, but this will cause the wire to stay in with little help. The raw edges of my wire was pretty sharp, so I tried to stick that into the wood so it would stay in there. After you get the wire how you like it, use your staple gun/hammer a few nails in where your wire doesn’t want to stay. After that you should be done!

Hang your jewelery on it and you have a pretty place to display and store your pretties!

Here is just a sneak peak at some of the things you can find over at my place.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little tutorial and I hope you come and visit me at Licking Lollipops! It’s been great being here today!