Friday, December 28, 2012

Knitted headband

Hey all,

I just wanted to show you all my knitted headband I made. It was the first one I have ever made. I originally was going to be making a scarf for my American Girl doll but it turned out to be made for me instead.

I think it is cute and it is warm! I love it.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Dr. Who Fans

Calling all Dr. Who Fans. You all need to check out craft is cool facebook page or blog page. Allison Hoffman is her name. She is one of my biggest inspirations and I just have to share her work!!! so here are some of Allison's picture's of what she made for a big Dr. Who fan. I take absolutely no credit for anything in this blog post.

All of the doctors

The First Doctor

The Second Doctor

The Third Doctor
The Fourth Doctor
The Fifth Doctor
The Sixth Doctor
The Seventh Doctor
The Eighth Doctor
The Ninth Doctor

The Tenth Doctor

The Eleventh Doctor

See how Amazing she is! 
Cannot forget the Tardis!

Now I just have to either buy her patterns or try figuring this out on my own. I like to craft, knitt, crochet INSPIRED. Plus my step dad and mom would love all these so I gotta start to learn these cool crafts.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Cover your Boring Note Books!

So as I have mentioned before I am going back to school. I have a bunch of old notebooks from when I went to college the first time. They are boring, colorful but just plain old notebooks. I wanted something more and didn't want to spend anymore money. (trying to use things I already have on hand/can get for free school is expensive enough as it is by itself. I even told my BF that he could get me cute/funky/fun school supplies for Xmas, haha.) So I took a look at my fabric stash (wish I think I have SO much of and the BF tells me I do nothing with so "in yo face" I am using some :).

To start I cut out a template to cute out the fabric pieces.
Then I made my own D.I.Y. Mod Podge, which is just old Elmer's glue mixed with water (again something I had  on hand instead of spending$$$
Next I cut out my fabrics

Following that I used the qlue, a sponge brush and attached the fabric to the note books

I still need to trim the edged of the fabric off on these three
Right now I am letting these try and have weight on them to keep them flat as it does dry
Here is how the one I made yesterday looks

I still want to do more to these so there will be an updated post on these.
** UPDATED 12/14/12 i covered the spirals.

Also from this post I did a little bit more to my planner, I added rub ons
 Inspirations quotes.
I also recently helped out my cousin to make a video for the Doritos commercial  contest called Crash the Super Bowl if you click on the link and if voting it open please vote for him!

The cast Me (Ashley), Alaina, Matt and director Jimmy. If the link doesn't work right just type in Leh in the search and he has two videos submitted.

and last but not least here is a picture of my Kitty he just makes me so darn happy!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

DIY planner in progress

Hello all,
I recently decided to go back to college to get my associated degree in business administration, which is my current field. I am going to be making myself more valuable. I have gotten lots of support from all my friends, family and coworkers. I decided that for my first semester back I could use a planner. I didn't want to just go buy an ordinary one, I wanted a "fun" one. So I am making my own. First I googles free printable planner pages and came across this website. I printed out all the pages I wanted and started the old creative juices flowing. I decided to make it like this...

 First I decided on scrapbook paper that had print/color on both sides.

Then I cut everything out to fit the way I wanted it too.

Then I sewed them with my sewing machine.

This is how it has turned out so far.

I still plan on embellishing the pages with pictures and stickers I will follow up with the finished project, but I love how this is going so far.

I linked up at Whats Shakin Link Party 38

Sunday, December 2, 2012

I learned how to knit

 So this weekend I decided to teach myself how to knit! I am thoroughly enjoying this. I knew how to crochet but I really enjoy knitting much, much more.

Oh by the way the knitting needles and the (3) things of yarn were all thrifted so i spend about 3 bucks on this project!

This was the first night!

This is my progress this is going to be a lap blanket.

I also recently started using Instagram, so far i kinda like this, or well the frames I can put on pictures atleaset.

...I linked up at newlywoodwards dare to diy.
and at elizabethandco

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Christmas Spirit...

Who else has been feeling the Christmas Spirit this year? For a while (late teen/early 20's) well I am only 23 but between I guess the age of 16 and 22 I didn't really feel the Christmas Spirit. This year is the year though! I am totally feeling the spirit!!! I am very excited for Christmas and not even because I am prepared (I am not I have not gotten one single present yet!) but becuase I am just so ready to enjoy the lights, the music, the snow and the hot chocolate. I even Decorated my desk at work (haven't started at home yet that is what this weekend is going to be all about!!!). here are the pictures of what my desk now looks like and all the decorations are from the dollar store!.

my computer

 The Santa and Snoopies and the picture frames I have had they are not from the dollar store.
 This bear is the bear I got for valentines day and I just put this cute (pet) hat and collar on him

Thursday, November 15, 2012

a rant...

I can honestly say i hate when people are drunk and act like complete jerks. they try and push their action off onto being your fault. When in reality it is them being complete jerks. Then they want to complain about that their lives are shit and our government is flawed  while it may be our government is not perfect, but you get out of life what you put into it. you can complain about being poor when you don't work, you can complain about being homeless when you ran your life into the ground doing drugs. you doing get cookies by just wishing they were there. You have to work at it get all the right ingredient and cook them it may take time but the end result is so worth it. You need to make it happen, you need to work toward making your dreams come true. If you wanted you life to be different sitting on your ass and watching TV doesn't make shit happen. I have been working since I was 16, i have been saving money and getting everything that I have wanted. I dont blame not being anywhere because my government fucked me. If something wasn't working out for me I would figure out what I would have to do to get to where I want to be. I would sit around waiting for someone to make it happen for me. Lazy asses get you but on the pavement and take that minimum wage job and get where you want to be and work your way up.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

What I accomplished tonight...MY DIY HALLOWEEN

I used Modge Podge (I had on hand left over from other projects  and mounted these pictures I printed out on regulare paper and glued them to 25cent clearance dollar store clearance ugly pictures and save about $29.25 they look great and were so easy and cheap to make

We used a old broken helmet cardboard duck tape and spray paint all on hand and made this free "Beef Cake" helmet (Beef Cake is a Gwar character Bobby's favorite band!)

Sneak peak at how our room is decorated for Halloween!!!! SSSPPPOOOOOOOOOKKKYYY!!!!!

I have been make toothpic decorations and these were left over from my free prints out used for straw decorations.

Saw this DIY dollar store fram on pinterest which pinterst let me to this blog here is my version :) cost me two bucks $1 for the frame and 1$ for the googly eyes.

I have already posted a similar picture but I am ery excited for my DIY photo booth using a small flat screen TV, my Nikon D5000 and a remote for it and the props I made myself :)

The party my BF and I are throwing is getting very close and I am almost ready, just need to make the drop cloth and cupcakes for the most part. I made both our costumes this year as well will have pictures in a blog post soon!!!

Oh I also finished glueing all my cupcake tooth pics and forgot to take a picture...will update this tomorrow with one:)!!!


Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The outside of our not so haunter house

 Bobby and I carved pumpkins Monday night his are above mine is below. I had so much fun. Halloween is right up there with Christmas as a favorite holiday!!
 This is how the front of our house looks :)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

DIY Halloween!! A very scary funny day!!!

 I LOVE LOVE LOVE HALLOWEEN!! I am having so much fun making things for my party that is coming up!!!

I got the stencil's from HGTV here . They are supposed to be for carving pumpkins but this is what I used them for

These ones just need sticks attached to them
I wrapped straws with ribbon and used hot glue to make the sticks

I also started to make cupcake tooth pick decor!!

My boyfriend made the next pciture, what is Halloween with out a guillotine