Monday, November 28, 2011

Fun Fabric!!

I haven't been feeling well lately so I haven't spent much time crafting. I'm still working on my yo yo quilt every now and then..hopefully I'll get it done before I'm 80. I've been looking online for some new, different fabrics and I found this website - . So fun!! I'm getting lots of ideas.

and here's a pretty poster I found on Pinterest :)

I'm pretty boring lately. But I'll add some pictures of my yo yo quilt soon!!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Wreaths!! :)

After seeing a few of these wreaths on Pinterest, Anna and I decided to attempt and make a few for our dear friend, Sharon, and for Anna's mom!

Here's what we looked at for inspiration--

I bought one wreath form for $3.99 and then four pipe insulators for $3. The package had four long pipe insulators. I cut one long piece of insulator in half (so it wouldn't kink) and curved it into a circle and taped it. Its not DRASTICALLY cheaper, but when you're a poor college kid, every dollar helps. 

All we did was wrap yarn around our foam circles and then added little embellishments. The wreath we made with the pipe insulators is a LITTLE wonky but it wasn't too bad.


I wish I would've gotten a closer picure of it as a whole, but here are some close ups of the details :)

Anna's wreath for her mama-

My bestest blonde friend-- 

Have a great Thanksgiving!! :)

Monday, November 14, 2011

Just some pictures from the past month or so :)

My sweet little exroommate resisting my love. 

I can't get over how pretty this ivy is!! So many different colors!

My sisters and I went exploring one afternoon and found some horses to pet!
Reggie was afraid of the horses and this is about as close as she got to them. She's so silly :)

You cannot deny the cuteness of my sisters. Don't even try.

We found some white horses and donkey that we named Shrek :)

I've been trying to upload pictures that I've taken for my photo class but the files are too big. Next post WILL have pictures that I've turned in for a grade....hopefully. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Snow and Sparkly Bobby Pins

Last night, Highland has it's first snow!!!! I've been wearing my cheetah rain boots because I don't have actual SNOW boots. But I love them even though they are hard to go up and down stairs with and also make weird noises when I walk. 

I WOULD add pictures from our snow last night but that proves to be difficult as they are on the school computer and I don't know how to move them. Oh well. I'm sure everyone knows what snow looks like. I love it and I get tired of people complaining about it. Who on earth wouldn't like frozen little sparkles falling from the sky?! Some people...

I haven't had alot of time to craft lately so I have MANY projects that are being neglected. But, on Wednesday nights, I have to "babysit" the Mac Lab from 6-9 so I'm usually alone for 3 hours doing nothing. Tonight, I decided to spruce up some of my bobby pins!! I found this idea on Pinterest but couldn't find the actual tutorial so I winged it. 

I put my bobby pins on some paper so paint wouldn't get between them and stick them together.

And then I went to town painting them with nail polish!! (It took a few coats for the blue because it is so sheer. I COULD HAVE only done one coat of the sparkly polish, but I really like sparkles.. So I did four or five.)

This is only after one coat, and I let them dry for about five minutes between each coat so they didn't get tacky and yucky.

I think the blue ones are my favorites...Probably because they remind me of Cinderella with the light blue and sparkles. I mean, if I were Cinderella, I'd fo sho wear them to a ball.

And one last thing. Did you know that you're supposed to wear bobby pins with the bumpy side down and that flat part on the top? This completely blew my mind. Maybe I'll try it and see how it goes. But I'll probably forget. Old habits die hard.

Smash Book!!

I saw this video ( ) on Pinterest the other day and was pretty sure I needed it. I ordered it off amazon about 5 minutes after I discovered it and I am so excited!!! Also, bebe seester's birthday is coming up, and guess what I got her?! A Smash Book. It just looks so Meagan. I haven't put anything in mine yet but I'm PSYCHED!! 

My sketch book is ALMOST all filled up so I thought this would a fun thing to do next. AND the color on the binding is "Retro Blue".. I'm sucker for just about anything "retro" :)

Sunday, November 6, 2011

First Fridays!

Once a month, all of the art students at Highland have an extra credit opportunity. One or all of the four art teachers chose a material (Such as a masonite board, or a paper bag and stick) and then the students get to make whatever they'd like with it. You have until 1 pm of the first friday of the next month to hang it up in the hallway for judging. You can receive a black (no extra credit), clear (.25% extra credit), red (.5% ec), or blue (1% ec). Its a fun!! Here's what I've hung up for the past two months!

The material for this was a 4"x4" piece of masonite

The tag says "A bird may love a fish but where would they live?". It's a quote from my favorite movie, Ever After :)

And the material for this one was a paper bag and a stick!

I had a hard time deciding what to do with the stick so I just framed my paper bag oval with it and then glued lace on it because I thought the stick was kinda ugly. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!

And here's a close up! Its like a skeleton with a fancy multi colored up do! It was for October so I thought a skeleton would be nice. (I got a red on this one and a blue on my bird and fish one)

And last but not least, I've been spending some time in the ceramics room lately just messing around. Hopefully I'll be able to crank out some coffee mugs for Christmas gifts! 

I didn't think it was too bad considering I haven't done any throwing since April!! :)