So these past few days I've been miserable for reasons that don't belong on this blog. To cheer myself up and any of you guys who may be feeling down as well, I decided I'd post a bunch of things that make me happy. So let's begin with the following:
Getting letters! I have a few snail mail pen pals I LOVE hearing from. They send the coolest envelopes and we make the oddest letters. One time my Arizona pen pal wrote me a letter on cut up papers she put together to form a single page. Awesome! I always make little gifts for my pen pals, too. One day I'll write an entire letter in a mini notebook charm and send it to someone.
Blackberries! They're delicious, nutritious, and their juices make great dyes. I can't wait for next summer so I can start growing some of my own.
Sparkly-eyed kawaii drawings! They're so cute I smile every time. I really like the pens, pencils, and notebooks that incorporate this style. Plus, smiley face cupcake drawings make me less inclined to eat dessert.
Mario-themed cupcakes! They appeal to my inner geek, which you guys haven't even seen the surface of. I am quite fashionably deceptive.
Abstract sketches of trees! I love trees and anything remotely tree-like, so this is something I'd buy in a heartbeat. I plan to someday make a fimo clay tree jewelry organizer.
Colorful nail polish! Bright colors like these make me want to pull out my bright nail polish and have a home spa day. I have a coupon from Groupon for a $20 mani-pedi combination from a local salon. You bet I'm going to use it sometime!
Craft rooms! Especially the funky looking ones. One day I'll give you guys a tour of my craft room. =) It's not nearly as awesome as some of the really neat and organized craft rooms, but it's still pretty nifty.
LOL Catz! They still make me crack up every time. And then they became a YouTube movie sensation? Seriousl, LOL catz, the movie? "I can haz cheezburger, I can haz ur soul" was so funny!
Stuffed monsters! They're adorable and people can be so creative when making these. I plan to start making these myself. They're a secret (well, not so secret anymore...) obsession of mine.
16mm Bolex film cameras! I especially adore mine, which I've named Herkemer. "All Torn Up" was shot on him. They run kind of pricey, but are such an incredible experience to work on.
Fun notebooks! I love art journals, too, but notebooks should look like works of art on a daily basis. Just sayin'.... They're a ton of fun to make. Hm, a future tutorial, perhaps?
Pokemon! I still collect the trading cards and occasionally play with my boyfriend and his friends. Hey, don't judge! It's still a fun game, and yes, I've seen the first movie. Sigh.
Origami stars! I've made dozens of these before, and they make great ways to recycle magazines and decorative papers. They're a breeze to make, and they'll probably appear here in the future as a tutorial. So simple to make! Origami in general pretty much blows my mind.
Junk jewelry! I aim to make this kind of jewelry to sell because it's becoming popular, and I've worn stuff like it for years. I have tons of extra jewelry I won't or can't wear lying around. Someday it will become fun and interesting junk jewelry. Expect a tutorial for this!
Messages in bottles! I honestly can't say I've ever found one, but I plan to do a whole series of messages in bottles. I want to make some nice notes, add some crafty creations, and send them out along the coast, in lakes and rivers, wherever. They'll be filled with happy things.
So now I want to hear from you guys! What things make you happy?