A Quick Craft

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Thank you to all my subscribers old and new, for being here. I hope you continue to stick around and see what I come up next.

Today blog is a quick craft I want to share.This item is quick because I used a pretty decorative box I brought from Dollar Tree and just added beads.I saw this box and I liked the style of it.At the time I purchase it, I didn’t have any purpose for it. I decided I can used it as storage for pens I use for my daily planning.

What I did with this box to make it pretty for my desk is paint a layer mod podge on the box so it will last and if there is any leaking from the pens,it wont damage the box. After the mod podge dried, I added the beads to the top to make a way to take the top off.This is what the final project looked likeI should have put something on the bead to cover the hole and maybe I will find something in the future,but all in all I think its going to be a nice little addition to my final desk organization.

Well that all I have for you today,but I will leave you like always,

Keep Crafting

From the ashes:A Phoenix

Hi and welcome to my blog. If you are a returning subscriber, thanks for staying and if you are new here welcome. Wow its been a while and from the title, Ive come back from ashes. Sorry for the three week absents,but was having an issue with WordPress.Not anything really big just a little domain issue. Along with domain issues, I had some personal issues I had to deal with,but like a phoenix, I arose from the ashes and hope I will be able to start crafting and sharing more regularly. So what has everyone been up too. As you know Ive been working on my room decor. I realize why I never wanted to become an interior designer. This has been a real struggle for me. I almost have it set up to where I want it to be, but the details,OH THOSE DETAIL,is slowing me down. I mean I know what direction I want to go but There is always a fork in the road. And the forks are little forks maybe sporks. I still looking for curtain for my canopy. I want it to be a neutral color but I want it to be ivory or some kind of cream color,but nooooo,all I seem to find is blues, pinks,and rose. I also decide to redo my desk. I have a piece of wood to extend it to the corner,I want to be able to set up my sewing machine on my desk so,I want to extend the desk and add a corner structure. The problem with that is legs. I need to find inexpensive legs to add to the wood but they have to match my desk legs. I got this desk from a thrift store when I moved here and its a IKEA desk,so needless to say I need to go to Ikea to get legs.Amazon has legs that looks like my desk legs so I might have to go in that direction. So how was everyone Easter. I worked so it was just a regular day for me. My daughter did buy stuff for eggs to hide, yes there are no children living here but we thought it would be fun. I did make an Easter wreath for the door which I did took my process picture for the blog, but never had the chance to write it,but I will show you how it turn out.It looked really cute on my front door.

So I will bring this blog to an end for today,because I have so much to catch you up on and I dont want this blog to be too long (which it will be if I dont stop now). I hope you all have a good day,and like always

Keep Crafting

Enjoy the little things

Hello and welcome back to my blog. As always I want to thank my returning subscribers for sticking around and welcome new subscribers.

Today I have a small haul for you. This haul contain items from a few different days, as well as a few stores.The first two items are some dominoes and gorilla glue. I decided to try gorilla glue because I previously used the gorilla wood glue and I like the way it hold.I’m not giving up my E-6000,just trying something different.The dominoes I picked up from Dollar Tree and the gorilla glue from Walmart.Both for a future craft projects.The next items was purchased from Dollar tree. The tower game I used for a craft project I previously shared. The other is just some household items and some white out.

The next items I purchased was some fabric and ink joy gel pens. The fabric is for a project I’m planning for my room decor. I just have a couple of touches I have to complete and I will share my room. These items I purchased from Walmart.The next items I purchased from Joann Craft store. I wanted to try the Foil Quill heat pen.This heat pen was made for the cutting machines. These pen comes in sets with adaptors for all cutting machines. I will be using this for my cricut maker. I want to try making foil stickers for my planner. So along with the heat pen, I purchased some foil sheets. While at Joanns I finally found a classic size Happy Planner Notebook. I wanted to use this for all my pre planning along with my happy planner. I purchase extra sheets for my notebook.I made this purchase earlier than the other purchase I shared earlier in this blog. Originally I wanted to use this fabric for a decor element in my room but decided to add the rose tones. I also purchase cafe hooks for my canopy curtains.I did purchase a canopy for my bed, but I haven’t found the right sheer curtains yet.The last items are just household items. Except the hanging planter,which I have a craft planned for that. All those items was purchased from Dollar Tree.

Well that’s my haul for you. I hope you found it interesting. Please stick around to see my upcoming projects as well as my room tour. Until than,

Keep Crafting

Real life is starting to interfere with my crafting time.

Hello and welcome back to my blog. It has been a long break since my last blog for which I’m sorry but what my title states is so true. Like always I want to thank everyone who remain here with me as well as new subscribers.

I haven’t been blogging for a while because I haven’t been doing much crafting. I don’t want to use this blog as a place to just talk about non-crafting stuff,but to share my creativity. I’ve been planning crafts,but I do not have the time to execute them. In the nearly three weeks absent,I have made one thing,which I will share in this blog. In upcoming blogs I have a few hauls I will share. So without any further rambling let me share my desk organizer.

All the items shown here except for the gorilla glue is from the Dollar Tree. The Gorilla glue I picked up from Walmart.

I picked up 12 plastic storage draws,4 bamboo chopping boards as well as a couple of the tower game, also not shown here is E-6000 glue.

The first thing I did was to start to glue 2 of the bamboo chopping boards together. This project took about 4 days to complete because it takes up to 24 hrs for both the E-6000 and gorilla glue to cure. As you can see I had to use clamps to hold the board together while they dried.The next step was to glue the plastics draws together. I stack them in two sets of six for the height I wanted them to be on my desk. After stacking them the way I wanted, I proceeded to use the E-6000 to glue them together and than put the aside to dry.When the board had dried I decided I wanted to add the tower blocks to the back and the side of the chopping board, so when pushed against the wall none of the stuff on the shelf would fall off.I ended up with three rows on the two sides and the back.When all the glue had dried I painted the shelf with some chalk paint in the color camel.Once all the paint and glue was dried on the individual pieces I attached the shelf to the plastic boxes. Because I was going to use it to organize my desk, I didn’t wait for the glue to dry. I add my items to the shelf which help to hold the shelf to the boxes. This is how it turned out. I used the shelf to hold my staplers,hole punch as well as mouse and tape. The plastic draws is where I store little supplies such as post it notes, staples,paper clips etc, just little things that can make a desk messy. Also as you can see with the space in the middle I have access to my mint machine as well as my go to planner pens.

I just love the way it turned out and I like the fact that everything is in a nice neat space. So i hope you enjoyed this blog and if you decide you want to try it please send me a picture.

Until next time

Keep Crafting

Better late than never: A blog story

Hi and welcome. I’m glad you are here,and like always thank you for spending a little of your time here with me. I know its late blog,but I wasn’t feel too good today but I didn’t want the day to end without something. So today I have a small misc haul for you.I picked up some fat quarters for my pillows. I think I shared some throw pillows I picked up from the thrift store,and I wanted to make some covers for them so they can match as well as match my room colors. I will insert the pictures of my pillows below if you haven’t seen them. As you see they are very nice size throw pillows and where as the look good on the futon, they were purchased for my bed,as well as to give my pebbles something to lay on when she’s in my bed.So I’m planning to make covers for the pillows in those shades of blue. I’m planning changing my bed spread but for now its in my room colors. As you can see my walls are painted a sort of off white so my colors can be changed at any time.I also purchased some cafe hook for my canopy bed, (next purchase that will be mention next).I purchase these hooks because I can change my curtains without ever taking down the canopy. And speaking of the canopy, I purchased this from was from amazon.Its a set of metal rods to turn your bed into a canopy bed.Originally I wanted to make it myself out of PVC pipes, but I went to Lowes and was able to get everything I needed except the 3 way elbows and someone to cut the pipes for me. I probably will eventually go that route because these rods aren’t the best quality and I feel they are a little crooked. I plan on putting sheer curtains up,but I haven’t gotten around to finding what I like. Once I do my room decor reveal you will see it all. That should be coming real soon. So I will bring this blog to and end and will leave you like always,

Keep Crafting

My planning process

Hi and welcome to my blog. I want to give a big thanks to all my subscribers who remain with me throughout my coming and goings,my ups and downs,and all my craziness. Without you this would not be possible. I would also like to thank all my new readers and subscribers for joining my blogging adventure. Yes I know I say the same thing every week in my intro, but it’s the only way I can express my gratitude and I will never wavier.

So now lets get to todays blog.

Today I want to share with you my planning process. As most of you know I’m a planner girl and I like to plan everything down to the last detail. My planner style is more like memory keeping,but I have basic things like to do list, appointments and any thing else that might be important. But this isn’t what this blogs about its about my planning process for crafts I share. Whether its just something I want to try because I seen someone do it, or its something i use for home decor,I plan it. I also take thing I see on Pinterest and You Tube and put my own twist to it. The funny thing about my planning process is I usually make my purchases first and than plan. I do this because I know what I’m working with and I know if I need to add or subtract from the project.

So I will now share my process.As I stated earlier I like to get my inspirations from either Pinterest or You Tube,but I also like to look at different magazines. My two favorite is Martha Stewart Living as well as Better Homes & Gardens. I’m always interested in what the new trend is for the season especially colors. I usually stick to my favorites,any shade of blue with maybe a touch of pink,but these two magazines inspire me to get out of my comfort zone. After getting inspired, than get out my planners and start writing ideas and things I want to do.I use my creative organizer book from Target to help me set a goal and a time table. This book is set up like a goal project book. It has spaces in it to write what project being attempted and what you need to get started as well as when you would like it to be complete.I do not use this book for my simple crafts,but for big organization projects such as my bedroom/craft room decor and organizing my closets. This book is good because it gives you enough space to record everything. The other item is my personal Foxy Fix Travelers Notebook. This is my everyday carry,which means it goes with me almost everywhere. I use this not only as a daily planner but it helps me keep track with the items I need for a particular project. Basically I almost use it like my creative organizer book,but with this if i see something that i need to purchase I can note where I saw it and the price of that item. If its something for a big project I transfer the info to my creative organizer book.

The next thing I do is gather all my materials together and place them in one general area. I do this because I have a lot of craft items in different boxes and I don want to search for what I need just before I start my project. For small items I just place them in a medium sizes zippered bag.When I’m ready to to a particular craft I have everything except my tools and glue to start working on that project. The great part about doing this is if I have a sewing project to complete I store this little bag right on my sewing machine in the corner.All ready to do any craft I have planned, and everything is together so all I have to do is start. Well I hope you enjoyed this blog and found my planning method some what helpful in you crafting life. I will leave you like always,

Keep Crafting

Small craft project

Hi and welcome back to my blog. You have just entered a world of inventing and reinventing. It will be a crazy ride, but I would like to thank you for returning and if you are new welcome.

Today is a small crafting project I was working on for our common area. I will tell you It took me two times to do this small project to get it right. I made a key holder for our keys. So the items I used for this project was a wood frame I purchased from Micheals, some paint from Walmart as well as key hooks and letter stickers from Dollar Tree.You will also need some painters tape.

The first thing I had to do for this project was to decide what kind of design if any I wanted to put on the frame. So I taped off where I wanted the designs and what colors I wanted in that area.FAIL ALERT:this was my first attempt of a design. I through I would keep it nice and simple.This what you get when you try to go simple,a big messy fail. Its started out ok, Nut paint colors started to run into each other and I try to patch it, and yep a BIG FAIL. Lets take two.Here’s frame no 2. I decided on another design in which I tape my layout and made sure it was really tight agains the frame. I didn’t want any bleed thru. After the paint dried a little,I removed the painters tape and this is the design I liked.I added the letters at the top and the key hooks at the bottom of the frame.I also added some pretty scrapbook paper in the center.Here’s my finish project.This was just a temporary spot because as you can see I still had the other key hooks on the wall. But I just wanted to show how it looked once it was installed on the wall.It look good there and it just added a pop of color to a plain white wall.

So I hope you enjoyed this small craft and if you decide you want to try it, please share,I love to see what twist you can add.

Till next time

Keep crafting.

Coffee Time: I’m back!!!!

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Thanks to all who continue to come back to all this craziness that is this blog,and welcome to my new readers and subscribers. So as I mention in my last blog, I had sort of a side job I do this time of year,every year and that’s income tax. I use to have a small client list when I was in New York,but now I’m here in FL,I only do taxes for the fam. So I didn’t have time to blog because I needed to take my free time to concentrate on that, as well as planning my crafting life(lol),BUT IM BACK NOW,and I have so much to share. Yes I’ve had one craft project I wanted to complete for the common area,which was a small project. I do have a small haul also. I finally went through my you tube footage and I just hate it. I tried to do some editing but yuk!!!.So some stuff I will have to rerecord. Another thing I’ve been planning is spring cleaning. I’m trying to schedule what I’m going to do and when. There is so much that need to be done in the common areas. I have to plan what I want to do and when,because I’m working full time(for now) and my schedule is set up that I work three days than I’m off, work two days and I’m off. My room is almost finished. I finally have the final element to my room and that’s my canopy for my bed. I just need the time to install it as well as find some nice curtains. I was also look at ideas on Pinterest,so I’m thinking about adding a valence as well.Its all about the planning. I’m working hard to have content for this blog and I will share everything with you. I also decide to keep my name for this blog the same,my reason for this is my crafty world is not just about being crafty in terms of crafts,but in terms of inventing and reinventing.So I will leave you like I always leave you with a twist,

IM BACK SO LETS JUST

keep crafting

My haul

Hi and welcome back to my blog. I would like to welcome new readers as well as thank returning subscribers. Today I will share a haul with you. I went to Dollar Tree,Target,Five Below, as well as picked up some things from Walmart.

So from Walmart I just picked up some craft sticks and large glue sticks. I had larger glue gun I purchased from Micheals and I hadn’t a chance to purchase refills and I notice Walmart sold them.I’m planning to make some kind of organizer for my desk to hold important papers I need to deal with as well as post it notes and list pads.I also purchase a new collar for my Pebbles.

The next items I purchased from Dollar Tree. I usually don’t share everything I purchase from Dollar Tree but I was filming the haul and figure what the heck. The first item I want to share is food items.I always purchase my turkey bacon from Dollar Tree because its good what more can I say. The two pies are for my daughter. She just loves those.The next items are house items,pet and a facial scrub.I just needed some basic items for the apartment,I keep pads for pebbles in case she has to use the bathroom and we cant get her out fast enough. I also like to keep them on hand so if she throws up she knows to do it on the pad. The last item is a facial scrub by Bolero. I recently purchased the facial wipes by this brand and now they are making facial scrub.Also from Dollar Tree I purchase some office supplies. Erasers a donut tape dispenser,color gel pens,a note pad and a pack of glue dots.The last item I purchased from Dollar Tree was these LCD light up pineapples. I saw a couple of people on You Tube hauled them and when my store finally got them in I had to buy them.I will of course use them as decor.

The next place I went was to Target. I just purchased a set of 18 hangers,nothing big to see. I went to five below to purchase another shoe rack. I wanted to expand the one I made with Micheals crates,but I don’t have the time to go to Micheals, so I just purchased one.I went to Payless because the one near Five below is going out of business,so I wasn’t really looking for anything,but did purchased this wallet which has a pocket for a cellphone. I just figure on days I dont carry lunch to work this would be good just to take my basics.Well that’s my haul for you. I hope you enjoy seeing what I purchased. I will be back with another blog soon,but until then,

Keep Crafting

Coffee Time: A blog in review

Hi and welcome back to my blog. Thank you to all who are returning as well as those who are here for the first time. Stick around for all the craziness this blog may bring.This week blog post was a little short,I didn’t have too much to share. I will try to share as much as I can in the upcoming weeks,but its tax season and I haven’t started my side job, Preparing income tax . So I will try to have some blog post up this week,but duty calls.This week blog I had a couple of crafts,a haulas well as some straight talk. Lets start with the straight talk. This week I asked my readers opinion on whether or not I should rebrand. So far I only received one response,so if you do have any suggestions,I’m still listening. I will take all comments in consideration. I also had a chance to do two crafts last week,I made a bedside organizer as well as showed you my spring/Easter table centerpiece.The last thing I shared this week was some pens I purchased from Pen Gems,Villabeatuifful,Disney,Wish and Walgreen. I wanted to share these items for my planner peeps.Well as you can see this has been a slow blogging week.I hope this coming week will contain lots more content. So until then,

Keep Crafting