Thursday, October 8, 2009

More projects and failures!


So I've been in UBER craft mode lately and have tried to broaden my horizons and do some new crafts. My first attempt was to do glass etching. I think I did okay for my first try but I definitely need to practice!

I decided on this particular phrase for my shot glasses because it's always what I say before I take a shot lol...

I've started an herb garden again, on the balcony of my house. So far I just have Rosemary and Basil and the two small pots are snap dragons (which are quickly fading away!).

Here is the infamous beer chute on the side of the house. Yes I live in a 120 year old Victorian home and have a beer chute on it. I'm classy. Basically we just had beer bottles piling up every weekend and my lovely boy decided to remedy the problem by securing some PVC pipe to the side of the house so we can drop a bottle from the balcone directly into a garbage bin :)

These next two photos are terrible but I've had SO much fun making these coasters! One set is for my house for Halloween and the other is for my friend and the pages come from the same "So you've got your period book" I discussed in my last post.

More projects for this weekend that are equally vulgar and awesome! Hope you all have a fantastical's so close to the weekend I can taste the hangovers!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Yea for borrowed cameras and crafts!!

My awesome roomie let me borrow his digital camera so I can finally do a quick update on the projects I've been working on...

Went to goodwill this past weekend and scored big!
Got some used boardgames (to tear down into parts for jewelry and crafts) for $1 each and some textbooks on learning French

Also found these great sweaters for $4 each and an awesome alcoholic purse

Redecorated my bathroom based on this awesome, pre-existing, light switch

Added some vaginal wall art that I made from pictures taken from a 'So you've gotten your period' book I picked up at a used book sale

Moved my lovely needle point art from the entry hall onto the bathroom sink

And finally put some of my favorite books in for leisure toilet reading

I've also been busy decorating the house for halloween....first, my Spooky Town village

My headless bride and one of the many cheap signs I've picked up from Walmart

Some pillows I just hand sewn last week

I also made homemade granola - it came out wayyy to sweet (Used Alton Brown's recipe from the Food Network) but when I perfect the recipe I'll post it!

Finally - picked some lovely smelling roses and other unknown flower from the front yard <3

A few of my favorites...

Halloween is by far my FAVORITE holiday and I've been so bad about spending hours a day looking at all of the great halloween themed items on etsy! Here are just a few of my favorites...

Over Bust Skullduggery Corset $150

Skeleton ribcage pop-up paper sculpture $6

Handmade Masquerade Mask $64

The Morticia Scarflette $35

Candy Corn Soap $6.50

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


I've been working on so many amazing crafts and baking projects around the house and really want to post pictures and share my adventures about them but my dang dad lost his dang camera in dang Korea last week!

I really need to come up with some funds to get a new one! This is killing me!!

Anyone else frustrated over something this week? Make me feel better lol.

Thursday, October 1, 2009


With the start of a new month I've decided to focus on a particular cause during October. For the entire month I will purchase one tree for every purchase made at the store ( I'll be using which supports the Atlantic Forest.

The Atlantic Forest is one of the greatest repositories of biodiversity on Earth, rivaling that of the Amazon. Today, only 7% of the Atlantic Forest remains.

So for the month of October I will purchase a tree for EVERY purchase made in my shop, no matter how big or small the order. I'll also then email the customer after their order is complete with the donation information from

So - 'tis the season to give and I'm so excited I will be able to help out such a great cause! Spread the word and think about what you can do to be a positive force in the world today <3