Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy long weekend!

So I'm not sure when everyone got together and voted the may long weekend was going to be called May 2-4, but I must of missed it. Its just called, The May Long Weekend. And thats all there is to it.
Anywho. I decided to get my "May 2 -4 weekend" off to a good start, by procrastinating my huge to do list for Europe, and having some craftiness time instead.
Last night I stumbled across a video tutorial for a "meander book" (which lead to me watching about a gazillion you-tube videos about all sorts of mini books), and I was quite intrigued. I sat down tonight and made my own little meander book. I must say, I love it. Apart from using quite a bit of adhesive (I have an irrational fear of running out of adhesive), and being so tiny, I love it to death. Its so easy, simple, there are a million possibilites for decorating it. Since tonight I didn't have much time, I've left my pages blank, and just used designer paper for the covers. Since there arn't many pages (8 double spreads), you could easily paint/stamp each page, and it wouldn't be too labour intensive. Perfect for adding quotes, memories, little mementos etc. Love it.

Thats it for now, hopefully if I'm really productive on my Europe to do list, I will have time to get a few more projects out of my brain before I head off to Europe.

Have an absolutely fabulous may long weekend. Ciao!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

enjoy...the little things

Happy Tuesday. Its been a beautiful day here today, about 30 degrees this afternoon. Unfourtunatly the heat makes my apartment turn into a little sauna.
I stopped at the grocery store on my way home from work, and they had these little flowers on sale for .98 cents. I decided on a beautifully sunny day I needed a little flower for .98 cents. It made my day :) Its all about the little things.

Anyways, made a simple little card tonight. The color came out a bit weird in the picture.

Thats it for now. The rain storms are moving in now and the rest of the week is supposed to be cooler, and rain-ier.

Monday, May 10, 2010

a little journal

Well I haven't posted in a few weeks, and I figured it's finally time. Since I've been back from Fiji I've spent most of my free time watching the hockey playoffs.
And only two weeks tomorrow until I leave on vacation again, so I better get some craftiness done!
First, a picture of me in gorgeous Fiji, wearing one of the dresses I made myself. It was a bit fiddly to make, getting it to fit right in the front, but I love how it came out. Fits perfectly, thats the nicest thing about making your own clothes!

I bought some fabric I've been lusting after for ages last week, and I wanted a simple little project to play with one of them. I binded it by stapleing the signatures to a piece of ribbon.
I also found this store that I am completely in love with. I've already started my shopping list for when my friend goes to Houston and can go shopping for me.
Anywho, thats it for now. Thanks for visiting!