May 31, 2012

Varsity T

I found these fun lil' T-shirts on Net-A-Porter a few weeks back. 

My inner monologue went as follows:
"Oh. That's super cute. I can totes make that." Followed by flashing images of M&J's varsity letter section. Yes. I have the store visually memorized. 
And then I pulled a Barney Stintson and was all "Challenge accepted!" even though no one had actually challenged me. Also, the "Challenge accepted!" part was out loud. Scared some coworkers. It must be entertaining to sit near me. Or horribly, horribly annoying. I choose to believe that my I-love-Martha-Stewart-and-glitter rants are endearing, but I could be very very wrong about that. 

Anyways, I was being for real serious about the "Challenge accepted!" remark and I made it:
It's pretty much the exact same thing, I think. Except the fancy version is 75 dollars and mine could not have been more than 15. 

May 23, 2012

Spiked Sunnies

Memorial day weekend is upon us and that means two things:
1. 4 day weekend. WHAT WHATTTTT! (Thank you, work place, for the extra day off. I love you.)
2. I will be hiding from the sun while simulaneously basking in it. That means SPF 80 (true sotry), big hats, and SUNNIES

I also intend to scare away any potential conversation with this violent pair:
Who wouldn't want studs for eyebrows?! 
And yes, I am pretending that I'm British and calling them 'Sunnies.' If you don't like it, you can leave! (Except please stay. Please. I love you.

I feel very lady gaga about these. I can so see her wearing a much more intense version. It's all very "ra-ra-ah-ah-ah ga-ga-oh-la-la," if you know what I mean. 

May 21, 2012

Sprinkle Dyed Tank

I was so excited to receive this awesome tie-dye kit from Tulip:

I was even more excited to find all of this goodness inside:
-Gloves to protect my hands
-Surface cover to protect my floor
-Rubber bands
-Bottles with dye powder
-Packets of dye powder. 

I decided to try an unconventional technique that we shall call "Sprinkling" going forward. I promise I'll show you why... after the jump!

May 14, 2012

Ombre Tights: Almost Made It

I have been wanting a pair of these sweet ombre tights:

I decided to DIY. 
I was not successful in this endeavor. This is what I got: 
The pink/red (left) was supposed to be dark on top and fade to light WHICH it kind of does, if you ignore the dark red marks. I made the mistake of letting these dry in the sun. The purple pair (right) were supposed to be darker on the outer sides and then fade to white on the inner side. This definitely worked, just very very subtly.

May 8, 2012

DIY Anya Hindmarch Wallet

I fancy this wallet:
I fancy it bad. 

If I made boat loads of money, I would have bought myself this wallet before it was sold out.
I don't make boat loads of money. So I didn't buy if before it was sold out.
So I made my own. 

Check it. 
This is what dreams are made of.

Is anyone else singing the Lizzie McGuire song in their head?
Here's a hint for everyone who is totally lost right now:
Hey, now! Hey, now! This is what dreaaaaaaaaammmmmmmmssssssss are made of!
This is poetry, my friends. Poetry. 
I make fun, but I'm 100% listening to this right now. On repeat. 
This is why I'm single. 

May 7, 2012

Virtual Shoe DIY

Good news. I have some supa-fly crafty tutorials coming your way this week. (Think studded hearts and metallic silver.) I am also participating in a focus group and getting a crispy 100 dolla bill for my input. All that money is going directly to M&J, where I plan to replenish my very hungry craft closet.

In other fun news, I found this pretty rad site where you can custom design a pair of shoes! It's virtual DIY. No fuss, no muss (and no mess). The only issue is that the product is hella expensive. I suppose 280 dollars is the price we pay for custom-made shit. 

I designed a sleek white snake skin wedge:
I don't know. Lately I am obsessed with wearing solid black, white, and metallic silver. I can't stop. I won't stop. 
And I actually 100% know why. I follow the lovely Ivania Carpio of Love Aesthetic and her style is rubbing off on me. Loves it. 

So what shoe would you virtually DIY? Clicky clicky here to get designin'.

May 4, 2012

Friday Flashback: The Best of Electronic Crafting

Ladies and  Gents men-that-only-read-this-because-you-are-my-dad. I have to admit, my crafty productivity has been low. And I feel bad about this. Real bad. I can give you a bunch of excuses (trying to be good at le desk job, currently too poor to buy supplies, a bit creatively drained, introducing exercise back into my life, trying to maintain my social life) but I know ultimately I have simply been depriving you of crafty goodness and my excuses are no substitute for glitter and glue. 

I don't have anything new and fresh to offer today (don't worry - I have some MAJOR crafty plans this weekend) In the meantime-in-between-time I would like to take a look back at some rad projects from the archives. I was self-stalking le blog and found some lost treasures. I miss these projects. I miss them bad. 

Come join me on a journey through our glittery past, with a concentration on electronic crafting. These are my personal faves, but if you click on the "Electronics" button up top, you can see all of my gloriously glittery electronic devises. 

Without further ado, 
Of all my crafty cases, this is my case of choice. My  cellular telephone wears it. All day, every day. 
(Oh, hai Lola. You is one pretty bitch.)

Not gonna lie, this little ditty put me on the craft blogger map. Thank you, lace. You are so pretty. Everyone loves you.

It is my expert opinion that these lovely sound makers are underrated. They deserver some love. I mean, look at them. 

Glitter Computer Case
I love having glitter all over my computer case. It's one of the only items that allows so much glittery surface space. Plus, people are totes jealz when they see my computer. And you know what, I don't blame them. 

That wraps up my 'Friday Flashback'. Or we can call it 'Friday Favorites'. I prefer 'Flashback.' but that's just me. 
Hearts and sunshine and flowers and kittens and rainbows. 

May 2, 2012

Bow Crafting: Rope Bow Necklace

A couple of months ago I bought the totally rad product that is Martha Stewart Fabric Stiffener.
Until now, I had never used it.
Until now. 

You all know what a kick I get out of making shit with materials from The Home Depot. This amusement stems from my Jewish let's-call-the-handyman-to-hang-this-painting mentality. I feel super savvy for my ability to navigate The Home Depot, a skill that is not actually a skill at all. You can only imagine how psyched I was when I made this freaking adorable bow necklace using some rope I had bought at the home depot a few months before.