Saturday, May 28, 2011

Almost a whole year now!

Well, it's almost been a whole year since I've started this blog, and to celebrate you can't just say Happy Anniversay blog!  No, that's what you do with your regular blog!  For the crafty blog you have to do something crafty!!!  So, to celebrate, I will be having a contest!  I'm going to crochet an amigurumi doll, not sure what kind yet, and raffle it off!  You will get 1 entry for following my blog, 1 entry for "liking" my Facebook page, 1 entry if you comment on the blog and 1 entry if you comment on my Facebook page (Please note that it does not matter how many times you post a comment on my blog or on my FB page you will still only get a total of 1 entry.  So if you comment 10 times that equals 1 entry, if you comment 1 time that equals 1 entry.)  So you will only be able to have a maximum of 4 entries.
When the contest is over, I will put all the names in a big container and draw 1 lucky person to win the doll! I may do a few other drawings for some smaller items that I'll make, but I haven't exactly decided yet.  Will post the official start of the contest in August for the 1 year anniversary!!!  YAY!!!!
Thanks for following!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Decoden pics!

So I've finally gotten around to taking pics of the decoden items I've made.  I love them so much!  It's so easy and so fun to make and there's really no limits to what you can do.  My decoden seems to be a little on the less culttered side, but I'm working on that.  I'm limited on my supplies so I'm limited on what I can do, but I plan on experimenting with clay next and making some cute food items :)  Now, on to the pics!

First up is the glasses case that I made.  It's so pretty and pink!

This is the lolita style tin I did.  I think this is one of my fav pieces that I've done so far.  So freaking cute!!  I just wish the gold fan hadn't reacted with the silicone and made a blue area, but I've figured out how to stop that.  As long as I paint them with clear nail polish first, it's fine :)

This is the London/Dr. Who ispired tin I made.  I wish the phone booth would have been blue or that I would have painted it blue first, bit that's ok, it's still looks good.  The gold coins on this one also reacted with the silicone but since blue is part of the theme, it looks kinda cool :)

This is the seashell decoden frame I made.  The shells I picked up on our road trip up hwy 101 last summer.  I wish I could remember the city, they were sold by the pound, I think this one turned out pretty well too.  Oh, and all the frames are recons from Goodwill.  I plan on putting this up on my etsy shop.  It's adorable!  There's purple giltter on it as well!  Is there never a time to use glitter??

I wish I could have kept this frame for myself, but I made if for someone in the May birthday swap.  Since my birthday is in may, I wanted to sign up and I had to make one claim.  The girl I claimed wanted something cute and Japanese, so this is what I sent her.  I really hope she likes it.  It's kind of Ouran Highschool Host club/Lolita inspired.  The host club is one of her fav animes, so I went with that.  I'm really proud of how it turned out.  Hope you all like them!

Oh, also, I'm planing on having a contest here soon as well.  I'm going to make something (Obviously) to promote my blog and etsy shop, so stay tuned for that!! 

Happy Crafting!!!

Saturday, May 7, 2011


So it's been awhile since I've blogged about anything, been a lot going on, but I'm here now to say that I have discovered a new craft!  Decoden!!  OMG!!  It's so awesome!  I love it, it's quick and easy and there's so much you can do with it!  I've only made a handful of items but sadly haven't taken any pictures.  The weather hasn't been cooperating so I can take pictures outside.  I plan on making A TON of stuff!  And I will be posting it all on my etsy accoutne.  Or at least most of it.  I'm sure some if it will be used as gifts.  Unfortunately I'm limited on supplies, but I'm looking for sites that have cheap beads and charms and stuff.  I want to make all kinds of decoden!  The few I've made haven't been overwhelming like the ones I've seen online.  I will be making some like that though.  I plan on getting some molds to use so I can make things out of clay to use in the decoden.  I need to hurry up and make some more so I can get more supplies.  And I want to hurry up and post pictures.  I'm so happy with the way they've all turned out too!  YAY!!! Decoden!!