Thursday, June 28, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
I’m in love…with my new website!!!!! That's:
Posted by Girl Land at 8:48 PM
Monday, June 25, 2007
After our skill sharing session on Saturday night, I decided to try something that I've been talking about trying for awhile. I made yo-yo! Then I made flower-shaped yo-yo! Then I put together and made brooch! I feel like I'm talking caveman right now.
I bought two little guide thingy jiggers online, and I liked the flower-shaped one, but the round one I bought was too small, so I just decided to wing a larger one. To my surprise, it turned out ok. I kinda like the poison cherries. The whole thing was reminiscent of Miss Black Apple (or Cherries as it were) without intending to be.
Posted by Girl Land at 8:01 PM
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Last night was the first skill sharing session with the MICE girls. It was so fun. Thank you, Heidi, Taryn, and Danielle! I was having flashbacks to my west Michigan 4-H roots when, at 12, I used to compete in our County fair in cross stitch, embroidery, baking (I made a mean snickerdoodle), cake decorating, geneology, and photography. I know it sounds hillbilly.
Well, a fun time was had by all. It was nice to get out of the house and be crafty with other girls and chow down and drink a little vino. Can't wait for the next one which may possibly be needle felting (!), but I have a sinking feeling that if it's in August, it's going to be on the 18th which I can't do (Brandy's wedding). So here's hoping for another date!
Posted by Girl Land at 10:47 PM
Saturday, June 23, 2007
I have a new-- albeit slightly pathetic-- Friday night regimen which involves my People magazine crossword puzzle (which I can finish in less than 10 min flat due to my useless pop culture knowledge), craftin' on a TV tray, and DeGrassi High (the NEXT generation). Ever since the demise of Fifteen and the original DeGrassi Junior High, I've felt a void in my life regarding bad Canadian teen dramas. That void has been filled by The N (yeah, "it goes there").
I have become increasingly disgusted with the complete and utter chaos of my craft workspace. I thought it appropos to borrow the Pile of Craft phrase from the Charm City Mafia today because A) I love it; B) That's how I feel especially today; and C) Today is their first Pile of Craft show! I love their poster too. Too cute. Good luck, ladies and gents.
Posted by Girl Land at 11:32 AM
Thursday, June 21, 2007
I met Danielle and Jim for coffee tonight. They are going to do a one-page website for me and flash banner for the DUCF page! Yay. They are moving on to greener pastures, however (sniff sniff) and moving to NY to work for Etsylabs! Congrats, you two. Anywho, I was pulling out some baby pics to put on my profile section and came across this pic. Dig the uneven bangs and big ol' eyes.
Posted by Girl Land at 12:21 AM
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
My mother always used to tell us as kids that our birthdays were neverending. Well, now I know how she feels. Father’s Day started Sunday with the hubby sleeping in, getting candy, a Zingerman’s basket, and brunch. Yesterday, he worked only part of the day. Today, I drove his car to work to handle his windshield repair and even filled up his gas tank on the way to work (well, I was FORCED to because I thought Q and I were going to run out of gas). I don’t remember Mother’s Day lasting 3 days…oh well, I suppose I owe him these things and then some!
On a crafty note, I am taking a glass etching and embroidery class with some other MICE this weekend. Maybe I will be able to turn out some new wares using my new skills for…..(drumroll please)…..THE DETROIT URBAN CRAFT FAIR! Yayyyyy, I got accepted. I am seriously in shock. I am half thinking they might have sent it to me in error. Hopefully not. Now I’m trying to figure out when the heck I’m going to have the time to make all this stuff I said I’d make. I’m real good about buying the supplies—actually making the stuff is another story. And still plodding along on my wholesale order of these. Gawd, do they take forever! Between the painting/drying, tea staining/drying/flattening, cutting, pasting, and sealing, I’m door-knockered out.
Last thing, Q and I have a playdate scheduled with Amy and her cutie petootie daughter who is only 2 months younger than Q. Probably no crafting involved, but a park and a “ride” (Quinn’s word for slide) definitely will be. How fun!!!
Posted by Girl Land at 5:38 PM
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Thanks to all you dads and grandpas out there for donning an apron and dancing around with us, making us things like toyboxes and dollhouses, going down the slide with us, rocking us at 3am in your whitey tighties, telling us (even though we're pudgy and frumpy) that we're pretty, and for most of all still loving us even when we throw food on the floor, tell fibs, or cheat at Candyland. We love you!!! XOXO
Posted by Girl Land at 9:30 AM
Friday, June 15, 2007
How cute is this gift? A family member was just diagnosed with breast cancer, so we wanted to send her something to show our support. My boss’ wife has started her own business called Cookie Delites. Long story short, Kim made this custom order for me, and I think her prices are great. A dozen cookies, individually vacuum sealed, for $28.40 (that includes s/h) shipped 2-day from Michigan to Pennsylvania. Know any graduates? She also has boxes that look like graduation caps and will add paper shreds and packaging to match school colors! She’ll customize the packaging for any occasion.
She is still working on her logo and website, and I will post those as soon as they are done, up and running. She currently offers chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin, and peanut butter cookies which have a little mini Snickers bar smashed up inside. MMMM! She will do all of one kind or a variety of whatever you’d like.
Anyway, thought I’d put it out there. I struggle for gift ideas sometimes, and this is such a good idea for a new baby, funeral (yeesh), graduation, birthdays, etc. If you are interested, you can contact her. Tell her Sarah sent ya!
Posted by Girl Land at 2:16 PM
I made a keychain. Do people like keychains? I have no idea. I hope so because I bought a bunch of rectangular and round. I have a whole set of kid's reference books, and there are some freaky weird pictures of animals and birds and such I think I may use. I really like this birdie. Maybe I will dig through and find some other pics. Oh, and I think I may add a charm to them as well. Here's one I made for Jessie, but I could do any name of course.
The weekend will be fun, but busy. One thing is for sure--I will be listening to my new favorite cd (not very cutting edge, but it's so damn catchy and I heart Adam Levine-- stay tuned for Adam Levine themed blog post). Tonight, 2 friends and I are putting on Brandy's "Happy Shower" (work shower after work) at my fave pizza joint. Saturday, my friend, Lizzie, is visiting with new baby, Evan from South Carolina and we're going to try to make it here. Sunday is brunch with the parentals, hubby, and Q here. I'm already eyeing the crepes stuffed with berries and Michigan honey. Mmmm!
Have a good weekend, Lovies! Xo to all.
Additional Tidbit: I just realized that on Track #10 Kiwi, Rashida Jones (she plays Karen on The Office) provides additional vocals. Just for all you Office fans out there...
Posted by Girl Land at 11:26 AM
Thursday, June 14, 2007
I promise I won't keep posting TV clips. I guess It's high time that you all know what a serious boob tube junkie I am anyway.
This is my 3rd season of So You Think You Can Dance, and this segment seriously gave me the chills. If you watch, watch the whole thing. I thought it was going to be typical boring lyrical routine, but it isn't. The girl is Lacey Schwimmer (she's only 19), and her brother, Benji, won last year. I'm not sure if Kameron Bink is straight, but I want to marry him. Maybe I can move to Utah and have two husbands. Does it work that way??
My next post will consist of something substantive and craftlicious, I promise.
Posted by Girl Land at 11:06 PM
Monday, June 11, 2007
I'm not a die-hard thrifter, but I definitely can relate to those who are. When you find something soooo cool (my friend just found a Diana camera for $5.00), I think it releases endorphines or something. I could totally become a thrifting addict. I think I'm on the edge.
Posted by Girl Land at 11:40 AM
Sunday, June 10, 2007
I received my order from Amanda yesterday. I'm kvelling. I have had my eye on these deer for quite a while for my dioramas. Now I don't want to part with them though! And the vintage fabric scraps are to die for. My fave is the brown with the cream hearts. I think it will even look cute with the floral shown here too. I'm thinking a cute brooch made with these two.
Posted by Girl Land at 11:25 AM
Friday, June 8, 2007
...and I'm sore ashamed!!! Well, only a little. I know I could have bought similar items handmade, but it just happened so fast. I didn't mean for it to happen! I went in to Claire's (or Claire's Boutique as we used to call it) to simply buy hair clips, and I ended up walking out with the clips, a magazine tote, a change purse, and 3 pairs of earrings for like $30 or something ridiculous like that. Before you judge, look at these pics! Aren't they so cute?? That change purse? Two dollars flippin' 50. Earrings? Seven dollars for all three.
Posted by Girl Land at 11:17 PM
Not to get off on a tangent, but I also have some strange fixation with Mia Sara. In fact, my favorite girl names are Mia, Sloane or Delphine (the latter two are names of two characters she played). I’m sounding stalkerazzi. I also have a Mia Sara shrine in my basement. Kidding! Jeez.
I promised to take some photos of my *prizes*. So here they are. Just a little glimpse. I think I liked the graphic for the pail just because of the “Three Cheers for George Wahsington”. I don’t know why. It made me chuckle. I do not feel very patriotic these days, but since I have a July 5th birthday, I feel some sort of obligation to bust out the red, white, and blue around this time. The one on the left will be delivered to Danielle, and the one on the right is on its way to Jessie! Thanks again girls for your comments.
Posted by Girl Land at 10:09 AM
Thursday, June 7, 2007
I received my prize from Jessie today! How cute is this packaging? Included was a fabric covered button (I just discovered these kits myself...love!), some "tidbits" of mini epherma, a magnet, button on a retro playing card, little fabric flower doo-dad, taffy, candy dots, and some matchbooks. Yayyyyy...my cousin and I ate all the saltwater taffy already.....yayyyyy. Thanks, Jessie! I love your mailing labels and tidbits packaging. My prize to you is going to look like a hobo sent it. Ahhhh, hobos. I'll save that topic for another day. xoxo, Jessie! You inspire me daily.
Posted by Girl Land at 9:13 PM
Monday, June 4, 2007
Posted by Girl Land at 10:58 PM
Saturday, June 2, 2007
Um, well seeing as I only got TWO COMMENTS (!), Jessie and Danielle are my winners. Thanks for humoring me, girls! I took Danielle's idea and ran with it, and that's what she's getting for her prize. Haven't made Jessie's prize yet, but soon! Will post pics in awhile.
I've bought more STUFF to make! What's on the to-make list??? Bracelets, keychains with plastic charms, yo-yo barrettes for girls and brooches for older girls, small decoupaged gift boxes, silhouette wooden plaque wall art, paperboard train cases lined with vintage papers, new trinket boxes, placemats, and more!
So excited for Date Night Saturday!!!! We're going to dinner. Not sure where, but maybe Fiddleheads? And I've had this night planned for WEEKS to see Knocked Up!!!!! I am a huge, huGE, HUGE Judd Apatow fan. Religiously watched Undeclared until it was canceled and then Freaks and Geeks too on DVD. Seth, Jay Baruchel, and Jason Segel from Undeclared (which were my 3 faves) are back together in KU.
Trying to figure out what to get the hubby for Father's Day. He wants a Toro rechargeable cordless weed whacker (how exciting), but I've gotta throw in a few surprises especially since the flourish of mother's day gifts. We have an inside joke on really bad bumper stickers. One of his faves is "Your retarded". Another is Calvin peeing on anything, but we've often joked that we want to have this one created. Maybe!!!
Posted by Girl Land at 12:56 AM