Thursday, December 30, 2010
Here is a close-up of the pattern:
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Thursday, December 23, 2010
I've been obsessed the last few days with watching these "# Things in My Room" videos on YouTube, and decided to make one of my own (Geek edition, of course). So watch it and let me know what you think. I was thinking I might make more videos if I got enough responses and likes from you guys. The video is roughly a minute and a half long, so you'll speed right through it! The following is a list of the things shown in the video:
1. Blue Sparkly Knit Hat
2. Mario Boo Collectible Toy
3. Bolex 16mm Film Camera
4. Pokemon Trading Cards
5. Silver Bangle
6. Handmade Stuffed Rat Plushie
7. Dragon Hourglass
8. Chest of Secrets
9. Hello Kitty Calendar
10. Blue Dreamcatcher
11. Crocheted Mario Mushroom
12. Stamp Print I Carved
14. Kirby Plushie
16. Rainbow Knitted Hat
17. Hand Photograph
18. Painting I Did
19. Mario Bros. Bracelet
20. Sweet-Smelling Dried Flowers
21. Fahrenheit 451
23. Baby Picture
24. CD Collection
25. Knitted Ludo Hat
26. Angel Figurine
27. 35mm Photography Camera
28. Troll Plushie
29. Penguin Plushie
30. Director's Clapboard
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
- Wallet. All the important stuff is inside: IDs, debit/credit cards, cash, checks, gift cards, business cards, and frequent buyer cards.
- Cell phone. In case of an emergency, your wallet may not always be enough. Props to Verizon for having the best coverage.
- Nail file. This may not seem essential to some of you but if you're like me, your nails are long and they sometimes break when they get used too much. See "works at a computer all the time".
- A book. Because you never know when you'll need to
chuck it at somebodypass the time. Alternatively, if you aren't the reading type but you are the listening type, an iPod or Zune with audio books. Or...just plain music.
- Keys. To your car, your house, to Candy Mountain. Don't want to get locked out of there...
- A pen and scrap piece of paper. For car accidents, evil scheming, or giving your number to cute guys or girls.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
Thursday, November 11, 2010
In other news, NaNoWriMo is going well, and this weekend I'm supposed to go to the mall with my friend so there could even be another haul post for you guys. For my birthday, I did receive the Love Kills Slowly perfume by Ed Hardy that I wanted. It smells heavenly! I've also been on a Hello Kitty kick lately so I might have to do a Hello Kitty wish list post, as well. Also, a friend of mine has been asking me to move in with her for a while now, so I might be moving out next semester sometime. I'll then have another room tour for you guys, but unfortunately I won't be able to paint the walls or anything, so I'll simply have to do my best to make it as much like home as possible. I go to look at the house--yes, HOUSE =)-- the Sunday following Thanksgiving. Expect plenty of updates before then.
I hope everyone is doing well! Talk to you all soon! =)
Monday, October 18, 2010
Monday, October 11, 2010
Title: The Final Word
Genre: Drama/ Tragedy
Year Produced: 2010
Level of Education: College, Sophomore Year
Summary: A young woman left at the altar has one final conversation with her ex before leaving a video for her mother concerning her imminent suicide.
Additional Notes: This is a sad video, just a warning to you all. I wrote and edited this time around.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Monday, August 16, 2010
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Saturday, August 14, 2010
So I embarked on an adventure to Amvets with my dad in search of display items for my upcoming craft shows. I made out quite well, finding not only a bunch of display items, but a ton of new crafting supplies! I found plastic canvas, a bag of new embroidery hoops, and a bag of multi-colored yarn skeins. Those will be put away into their respective homes. I discovered this amazing fabric, too! I'll hopefully have enough to use it as a tablecloth before I find something else to do with it.
Friday, August 13, 2010
These record bowls are becoming more and more popular, so I decided I’d show you guys how to make a bunch of your own to use for, well, whatever you feel they can be used for. I’ll be selling most of mine for about three bucks and using the ones I don’t sell as displays for my goodies.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
An oven-safe bowl (glass or metal)
A baking sheet
Thursday, August 12, 2010
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
Colorful Beads or buttons
2 Crimps with Loop on One End
Needle-nose pliers or some other kind of pliers
(Optional) Jump Ring
Year Produced: 2009
Level of Education: College, Freshman Year
Summary: A girl wakes up in an unfamiliar basement, bound and gagged.
Additional Notes: This was my first group project. If I could go back and fix things like audio and certain shots, I would. Also, this has some swearing in it for those of you who may not be into curse words. Written by one of the members of my group, directed and edited mostly by me.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Monday, August 2, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
But that's beside the point. I previously did a Dorm Wish List post, and now I'm going to do a post about school supplies I really like that I want or need.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Title: All Torn Up
Genre: Experimental Drama
Year Produced: 2009
Level of Education: High School, Senior Year
Summary: Domestic violence is a problem our society has yet to eliminate. It hurts many parties —parents and children, wives and husbands— but the most painful part about it is when it occurs between siblings: brothers and sisters especially. We think our family members could never do something so horrible because they are supposed to love us and protect us. How do we fight back? How can we believe it will all be ok in the end? How can we still love the people who hurt us for no good reason?
Additional Notes: 16mm Black & White film.
Soundtrack: “Already Over” by Red
So what is this post about, you ask? Well, you shouldn’t really have to ask if you read the title, but that’s okay. We all have our goldfish moments. Trust me. I had to look at the title to remind myself what I was writing about. Har har. =)
I adore clothes put together like this. Patchwork pieces are so refreshing and can look retro but really are quite futuristic in my head. They can be so flattering and so fun, and are definitely conversation starters. The best part about them is how playful they can be. I have a mild obsession with children’s games and I’m openly envious that they have Arts & Crafts every day, which this style of clothing reminds me of.
Sunday, July 4, 2010
I’m sure many of you have heard “Hook Me Up” by The Veronicas. My boyfriend is the reason why I enjoy their music and because of him, I have the inspiration to start a new chapter in my life and you guys have a new post full of sarcasm and unbridled joy to make your day. Oh, yes, my boyfriend listens to The Veronicas. No, he doesn’t hide that fact. And yes, he listens to Abba, as well. Sigh. People are so picky about men these days…
The meaning of this song can be debated as you wish, but I think this is one of the few songs off the album that isn’t brimming with sexual energy. Although, it can be argued that the music video contains what the lyrics are lacking.
Now, mind you, the first verse is really the only important one to this post, which is about starting over at a point in life when people, possessions, and lifestyle become tiresome and lack the true representation of the person.
I reached this point roughly one week and four days ago. During the past week, I’ve essentially felt like the first verse of the song:
“I’m tired of my life.
I feel so in between.
I’m sick of all my friends.
Girls can be so mean.
I feeling like throwing out
everything I wear.
Starting over new
‘cause I’m not even there.”
Saturday, July 3, 2010
I am obsessed with "Dream Here (With Me)" by Oomph! right now. I love imagining a collection of my fashion and surrealism photos playing in a slideshow to this song. I adore Oomph! I decided I would take German this fall semester in college just because I love the way the lead singer, Dero, makes it sound. German bands are quite entertaining when you can’t understand a word they’re saying. I also love his casual style, sans piercings.
Do you guys have a song stuck in your head right now?
Friday, July 2, 2010
I suppose you could say some people are really into perfume. Everyone has their own obsession, and some happen to like the scents of dozens of bottles or like to smell different every day, every week, etc. I went to high school with a girl who collected perfumes, and to this day I have no idea how she afforded some of the bottles in her collection.
So this post will cover perfumes I own and then I’ll open up and ask you guys to share your favorite perfume(s). =)
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
As much as I’d love to just weigh down this post with a dozen or so photos of the amazing earrings and brooches StarBrightGirl creates, I realize providing a link and promising your enjoyment is a much better option. So I’ll show you a few pictures just to give you the idea of what incredible stuff she makes.
There are a whole bunch of pop culture jewelry and some cult classics stuff. This woman is my hero.
Friday, June 25, 2010
The story behind this song’s discovery:
I used to work in the central library in my city where there was this one girl who had the oddest personality, but overall was very kind to me and my n00b self. Let’s call her Lizzie. Lizzie was into roller derby, the macabre, and all sorts of odd bands I had never heard of. Lizzie, my friends, was my first encounter with the hipster kind. One day while we were working diligently, as all librarians do when no one is there to watch them, Lizzie popped in a CD (yes, a CD, because we the librarians prefer vintage to iPods) which played the downright oddest songs I’d ever heard. And thanks to Lizzie, I now have one weird song I can power walk to and dance to when I’m feeling down. Ah, girl power at its strangest…
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Title: The Last Chip
Year Produced: 2009
Level of Education: High School, Senior Year
Summary: A young couple is trapped in their school’s television studio after school has already ended. To make matters worse, they’re trapped on Valentine’s Day. A fight breaks out over who gets to eat the last chip.
Additional Notes: This was my dinner scene for the NOCTI exam I had to take to get my film/video/television certification added to my high school diploma. I passed the other part of the exam and now have a sticker on my diploma telling me I know enough to make a movie or work in television.
Number of People Who Know What the NOCTi Exam Is: *cricket chirp*
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Let me start by saying I’m not trying to offend anyone who believes themselves to be indie. I know what the original indie style is and what it stands for. I find it amusing to Google “indie fashion” and see the trendicized version of indie versus the serious indies who are truly about steering clear of the mainstream. To me, there is nothing wrong with either version. This being said, I have some pictures I’d like to share of a few fashions I find quite attractive.
Let us begin with the following:
Monday, June 21, 2010
It’s summer time! Time for a summer sale at my online shop, Jar Of Dreams.
Looking for something unique with an upcycled twist? Look no further! This is the place where variety, style, and heart come together in the form of one-of-a-kind creations.
Browse through jewelry, bags, scarves, cowls, and crafting supplies.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Hello all! If you’re reading this, I’d like to give you a massive cyber hug because your support makes my day. Possibly my week. We’ll see. Anyway, on to a brief description of this blog so you know whether or not you’re wasting your time. I’ve provided what I will cover in list format because paragraphs can be so tedious. Sigh. The list:
- movies, including my own productions and reviews of those out in theaters
- fashion, including DIY tips, my own outfits, and trends/items I like
- crafts, from tutorials to things I’d love to learn how to do
- cooking and baking recipes, because I love to share
- the occasional weight loss update, including health tidbits, fun exercises, and my goals
- organizational tips, catered to deal with the messy person in each of us
- alerts for sales at my online store
Fin! I’ve decided it would be more fun to take requests from people, so if you have a question or suggestion for a tutorial, post, recipe, etc., etc. do feel free to leave a comment or ask me. I’ll see what I can scrounge up. In the meantime, I’ll put it out there that if you follow me, I will return the favor. =) Now, this post has served its purpose and thus will conclude in 3…2…