Wednesday, July 27, 2011

30 Day Photo Challenge

Hi there readers!
I just came across this fun photo challenge hosted by Oh So Lovely and Jenn & Tonic.
It looks super fun, and it will give me a chance to be extra photographic, and maybe get in the habit of taking more pictures.
I'll be on vacation the whole first week of August, but I will of course have my camera with me, so I can share when I get back.
Here's the list. All of these are super do-able and I can already see myself getting creative with them.

Well... wanna join? Let me know if you're participating too and I'll stop by your blog to see what you've got!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Nerd Alert: Harry Potter T-shirts

I'm sure I have mentioned it before, but it's worth saying again-- I am a huge Harry Potter fan. The books and movies have been a part of my life since they first became popular in like 1999. I was 11, Harry was 11. We grew up together, and the end has finally come. 
We're grown ups now, Harry.
But that doesn't mean I can't still express my love of magic through crafty projects.
For the midnight premier of The Deathly Hallows Part II, my mom and sister helped me make these t-shirts:

We used freezer paper stencils and fabric paint for the front, and free-handed the back. We were all pretty impressed with how well they turned out.I'll be using the freezer paper again.
Although we had a lot of fun, the whole night was very bittersweet. I can't think of any other time I will get dressed up and go to a midnight release for something. I've read every word of every book and watched every movie. I know the whole story from beginning to end. I don't know what to do with myself now... and I'm sure most of the Potter fans are having similar feelings.
This video describes it in a funny way. This girl speaks for a lot of us.

As for the movie, I was pretty satisfied. Since I read the books I had all the extra info that the movie never addressed, but that's ok. I understand that movie makers have limitations that our imaginations don't. I did get really emotional though... like from the moment Harry walked into Hogwarts until the credits... just about an hour of constant tear flow. 

Even though the movies and books are finished, I will always love Harry Potter. I will read the books to my children and grandchildren, and the magic will live on forever. And in the meantime, I'll just embrace all the real-life magic.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

My First Guest Post!

Hey you guys, I'm guest posting today over at The Mrs. I'm sharing a quick little tutorial for this magnetic chalkboard. 

I'd love for you to go check it out, and let Megan know you stopped by!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Blagging? And a Shop Update

I know, I've been blog lagging. We'll call it blagging.
I'm blagging because I've been extra busy. At the beginning of Summer I immersed myself in these awesome books...
Source: via Amy on Pinterest

Source: via Amy on Pinterest

I'd like for my Etsy business to be my full-time job. So I'm working on something new-ish and big-ish. You'll find out soon...

In the meantime I thought I'd give my shop a little bump, and offer free domestic shipping for the rest of the month. Enter the code FREESHIPJULY11 to get it!
Here are some of my best sellers:
Carry-It Wallets!
Coffee Cozies!
So stop by in July and pick out your favorite thing!
I hope everyone is enjoying their Summer... it is flying by.