Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Take 2

So I have finally finished up my second of three Harry Potter book purses.  This one turned out so much better than the first one.  I had a brilliant idea to make the lining and sides all one piece so it was a lot easier to glue it all together and it makes for a much nicer looking edge.  Plus I went back to good ole E6000 instead of that crappy fabric hot glue.

So this one was meant for me, but now that it's done I'm not sure what to do with it.  I really like it but it's just not my style of purse.  I like to throw mine down and without a really tight closure on the top things tend to get lost.  Maybe I'll sell it to buy some fabric to make the purse I truly want that is in my head right now :)

I had better get lots of crafting in because next week people are coming to remove the popcorn ceiling in the last 2 rooms of our house that have it, yay!  Then we are going to paint and get a new couch.  So my spare time is going to be taken up with that sort of stuff soon.  But it will be so very nice to finally have it done.

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Some Things

I have been a busy little crafter these days.  I figured out what to do with the beautiful leftover Tardis fabric from my last bag.  I made an apron!  Now I can enjoy it everyday, while I dream of the Doctor coming to take me away on an exciting adventure.  Did I mention that we are all caught up now and I have to wait until they make more episodes to see new Dr. Who.  Really very sad isn't it?

Then I have been trying to find fun ideas to use the pages from the Harry Potter book I cut up to make this purse a while back.  I saw a fun picture on Pinterest that gave me this idea to make magnets and necklaces.  They used pretty scrapbook paper instead but I thought these turned out pretty fun.  And boy were they simple, just some glass stones and mod podge, then glue either a magnet or jewelry bial on the back.  Anyone could do it really.

I needed to find the perfect gift for a friend that shops a lot and is a little hard to buy for.  On the plus side she loves hand made things :) I found this really great tutorial and knew I had found the thing for her.  She loves doing her own nails so I figured it would be perfect if I could be inspired and find just the right fabric.  I do belive I succeded, she loved it!  The only change I mad was a button closure instead of snaps, because buttons are cool.

I really need to work on my photography of craft items.  I take a ton of pictures and they look great on the little screen but then when I load them onto the computer they are blurry or dark.  Oh well nobody really cares about the pictures do they?

Next up I am working on another Potter book purse.  I am defiantly NOT using that crappy fabric hot glue this time around.  And if there is someone out there in blogland that would like to buy me a little boutique with a comfy little workshop in the back where I can craft all day and sell what I make, I'll split any profits with you ;)

Friday, March 2, 2012


Athena had a week full of birthday celebrating!  It started with a Monte Cristo dinner complete with candle.  She really is my kid as this is often what I choose for my birthday dinner.  We also went on a very cool field trip to JABiztown, it was such a cool experience.  It's a little town and all the kids have jobs and they get to run the town all day on their own.  There is even a TV station and Athena's friend went on air to sing happy birthday to her and the whole place joined in.  It was so much fun for her.

Then my mom came to visit for a few days and took her shopping for her birthday.  She had fun with that!  We also managed to get in a trip to the Botanical Gardens and Athena had a little party at Jumpstreet with a couple of friends.

We bought Athena a laptop for her birthday and I was reminded of her first laptop and how she always liked to "work" with her daddy.