I Got Carried Away

I got so excited with my first printable, that I created another one. This one I copied the words from this...

that I found here that she found here.

I'm not a fan of the yellow and I wanted to draw attention more to the words brilliant and amazing. So I made this. 

How can I not love the sentiment when trying to convince people they should meet with me so I can sell them things they already want? So this will definitely go in my office.

I Did It! (My First Printable)

I have always loved all the amazing printable subway art that people have created all over the internet. Throw in the "Keep Calm" trend and you will have free art for every holiday for every wall in your house.


Well I finally did it. I made my own subway art and it wasn't difficult. In fact I'm embarrassed I didn't try it earlier. Maybe embarrassed isn't the right word, but at least marginally disappointed with myself.

So the dealio (yep, that's right... I said dealio... well it's my blog and I can use embarrassing words if I want to) is that I have an office. Like a real office with a door that shuts. Jealous? Well you should be until you learn that it has no windows and is the size of a prison cell. Actually, it still is pretty cool. The cooler part though is that I can decorate it. Currently it has framed Monet prints that were there when I got there and they have gots-to-go. So what does a poor girl saving for a wedding and house do when she has an office to decorate? She gets crafty. My goal is to not spend more than $150 on turning my drab cell into a fabulous office that puts me in a great mood. Because when you are in sales, attitude is everything.

So long story short (too late)... I created my first subway art to be framed and put up on my wall. Since I'm in commercial printing, I decided to use print terms. Funny how 6 months ago I knew maybe two words that ended up on my art, but now I use them everyday. Since I'm sure that very few people actually would want a commercial print subway art printable, I'm not going to host the full printable. However, if you strangely do want one, leave me a comment with your email address and I'll send it to you. 


UFO's Completed!

The unthinkable happened... I finished not one.. but two crafts tonight! 

Excited to take photos tomorrow when it is light out.

And why am I crafting on V-Day?

Because we already celebrated on Saturday and the future hubs goes to bed early.

So perfect Valentine's Day= cuddling on the couch + crafting afterwards

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone!

Dollar Store Crafts has rounded up many, many amazing printables out on the web. So if you need cheap decorations for next year, go here.


Sew Cool

One of the skills that I wish I knew and is making a serious comeback is sewing. With my clothes budget severely slashed, I'm getting pretty sick of wearing the same clothes basically everyday. Which is why I'm seriously jealous of those who can sew. How amazing is it that someone can take a simple Target staple and make it unique? Or turn Goodwill finds into serious closet gold? Or be really crafty and make something from scratch like my amazing friend Christina.

A few weeks ago on our crafting day, Christina made an apron while I started 3 crafts and finished none. *Sigh* I need to seriously work on finishing something!

Anyways how freaking adorable is she and her apron?
The pleating around her pocket is my favorite.

We then realized that we forgot a photo with her ribbon.

So on my list of "wants" is a sewing machine and sewing lessons. Photography classes are still higher on the list (see awfulness of my photos above), but then definitely sewing.

Because I want one of these in every color ever: via The Sisters 4 Say

I would probably wear this with jeans every chance I had: via Disney at Ruffles and Stuff

And my solution for surviving Florida summers... The Circle Skirt: via Made

I will make this in basically any fabric I find.
I have probably 40 more tutorials saved on my bookmark list on just clothes I don't have the skills yet to make, but maybe sewing will be my 2012 resolution. But in the meantime... Christina please help me with the circle skirt!