My laptop’s internal battery overheated and put my computer out of commission for awhile, so it’s been unusable over the weekend while I waited for the replacement battery to arrive. Now it’s installed and everything seems to be running smoothly again.
So I took some time to work on some DIYs, including my new favorite material, UV resin. So simple and easy to use – and perfect for the bright, sunny weather we’re having here in Portland! It cures within minutes, is completely clear, and layers images and charms so beautifully. I finally found an equivalent available here in the U.S., so once I’m done testing it I’ll be sharing the tutorial with everyone! The above are just some pieces I put together quickly…and will likely be listing in my Etsy shop once I relaunch that. Given that I couldn’t use my computer, I spent much of the weekend also having some quality family time. Yesterday I helped my son make a DIY bird feeder out of an old milk carton, some twigs, and some buttons. So far the birds in our garden haven’t noticed it…but it’s just a matter of time…
I’m so honored to have been chosen to participate in the Mother’s Day Campaign, sponsored by Martha Stewart Crafts and PLAID. They sent me a HUGE box chock-full of lovely crafting items to create a unique Mother’s Day craft tutorial!
So I made an unboxing video, complete with sound effects supplied by Lil Tot and with Final Cut Pro dropping frames every step of the way due to my slow-as-molasses computer.
The tutorial/s will be posting April 25, so stay tuned!:-D
I am soooo backlogged with DIY’s! It’s so frustrating to walk into my office every day and see a pile of stuff that I’m just dying to finish up, but can’t spare even an extra minute to do right now. Yes, I’m still working on the Balenciaga Cut-Out Boots. Yes, I’m still working on the Gothic Lolita Bunny Bag. My office is a complete mess, I can’t see my desk, and I can’t even get to my sewing table. But I’m also dying to do a project involving the above…since they just arrived in the mail and are tempting me with their ethereal beauty. I find jewelry projects so more satisfying since usually they can be finished fairly quickly, and enjoyed all the more rapidly.
What do you think these pretty tourmaline crystal points will end up as?? Something resembling a piece from some designer’s S/S 2012 collection? Hmmmm….