Saturday, March 5, 2016

So long...


I've been thinking and thinking about what to do with the ole' blog. I've really been slacking on the posts here and much as I try, I just haven't been able to get myself in the mood for blogging.

I know I haven't had this blog for very long, but I did have tons of fun and it was a wonderful experience. I may get back into it, but for now I'll just say so long.

~ B

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Space spacer


Here are some earrings that I really like (I ended up keeping a pair for myself). I found these silver spacers (do they remind anyone else of space?) and the crystal spacers separately and after a lot of trial and error, I finally found a design that made me happy.

Well, what do you guys think?

~ Happy Crafting Everyone ~

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Embroidery Hoops...Chandelier?

I found this on pinterest a while back and I think this is the original link. At least it's a link to a post with the project.

I've finally collected all of the materials, so I can get started any time.....just have to actually get started....not my strong suit...

Here are all of the materials:
Sorry, the photo's all wonky.

The tutorial uses a wood stain, but then I found the white clothespins, so white paint it is! I just grabbed some wire because the tutorial didn't specify and I've got some E6000 glue, so I'll probably try that. 
I'll make sure to share when it's finished! 

~ Happy Crafting Everyone ~

Thursday, January 7, 2016

I don't think it's a problem...

Ahoy there!

Well haven't I just been uber lame! I even made lots of holiday earrings, but between school (read procrastination +finals/papers = MONDO stress) and the holidays I just didn't want to get on the computer.

So instead of earrings, I'll show you my latest purchases from a book sale.....actually I might have gone to another sale since this...

This was for our local chapter of the ASCPA so I figured I should get more books for the kitties! And most of my books were $1-$1.50, which made it soooooo easy to keep adding to my pile. I finally stopped when I couldn't carry anymore. 

~ Happy Reading ~

Friday, November 6, 2015

Alias Hook


Another great book to share!

Alias Hook, by Lisa Jensen
Here's my review from

"This is definitely not Disney's peter pan! I really liked the twists in the story and it made me view Pan in an entirely different light....and the light isn't flattering. The author's style is descriptive and I can tell she did her research and all of this put me right next to Hook in the story. I also loved the mermaids in this version. The descriptions of them were so vivid and unlike any I've read so far. Awesome! :D

The only issue I had is that by the end of the book, it started to feel long. I guess I was just anxious to see how it all turned out, (and I've never been good with patience) so it felt like it wasn't moving fast enough for me. However, I feel like the pace of the novel helped to emphasize how Hook felt. Oh, and I'd say this is more for adults than children (sex and violence and what not...after all it is about pirates).

Overall a very good book and I highly recommend it!"

~ Happy Reading ~

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Black Rose in Paris

Ok, I'll admit the title is a little weird, but oddly enough I like it and since it's my blog I'm keeping it! Haha! ;)

Anywaaaaays, I wanted to show a pair of earrings that I purchased and then re-something-ed.

 I bought these because I liked the pieces more than the whole earring and like my mom pointed out I could make two earrings. 

 Paris. I love these! Oh, you know what I just thought of? I could get some blush pink and black swarovski crystals to add a little pop...hmm, I've got a new project! 

The black rose. I think I'll just leave as they are. 

~ Happy Crafting Everyone ~

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Belated, but Beloved


I don't know how I forgot this before, but I never showed any pictures of the new Ikea catalog! How did I miss this?!

Anyways, here's a loverly shot of the cover. I've already perused it many times, lovingly caressing the pages and wishing I could blink my way into the pages....oh well.

Lily wanted to demonstrate how versatile the catalog is. Not only wonderful inspiration for rooms and planning for Ikea trips, but it also triples as a pillow! 

~ B