Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Sorry for the break in posts.

Those are poppies back there
"life in pink"
I little while ago I got kind of into photoshop.  I really love to design things even though i actually have no idea what i'm doing. I took a little break there but stumbled apon the blog Puglypixel which is full of photoshop tutorials. So i thought i'd share some of the new stuff i've learned. I did those last night in addition to doing more earlier but those were saved on a different computer and i don't know if my brother followed my wishes and transferred them over to this one.
Clearly i'm getting into putting pictures in the typeface, i did one on vacation where it looked like my name was written in glitter. i'm learning slow and steady. More soon.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Problem Solving Skillz

I saw on Pinterest that you can make a candle in an egg! So with easter coming up, I figured now was the best time to try this thing. So as you may have noticed in the pictures of my candles/crayons, my wicks were super of center. I decided to place the wick in after I poured in the wax which created the issue of getting the wick to stand up straight versus crumbling to the side and half drown in wax {which happened in the last post}. Not to shabby for what I found in "the junk drawer"

Was this actually as useful as I thought?
Commenting is very good and you should do that.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

DIY: Candles and Crayons

Don't try to make these in
to a candle for your own good
So I saw on Pinterest that you could remake old crayons into new ones in the oven. So I thought I’d try it because I have tons of crayons from like 10 years ago. I had the idea that I would make candles. The plan basically was to follow the remake crayons instructions but I’d put a wick {twine} in the middle of the crayons. Clearly this was poorly thought out, but I did it any way. It survived the oven and hardened okay but it turns out crayons:

A: smell awful
B: don't burn {or melt or whatever like candle wax}. I guess parents didn't want their child's coloring supplies to do that.

 No, it didn't burn our house down or anything it just burned through the wick that stopped and than it just kind of died. So I was pretty bummed 'cause now I’ve got two "candles" that can't do any thing but color. And even that it really hard to do due to the shape of the candles/crayons {they were hearts}.

Then I remembered that I own bees wax because a while ago a friends of a friends taught me how to make an encaustic {like a collage 'cept more artsy and with bees wax over it oh! and no, I could not spell that by my self}, Which is really time consuming so, never did it again. So, I’ve got like 2 pounds of bees wax in my room. And I remembered that you could make candles out of bees wax because I saw a guy selling them for like 50 bucks on our local, hipster, foot-mall. So I’m like "YEAH! Man, I am so artsy!"

This is the the bees wax
I use it's called "Jacquard"
So I figured I might as well make an instructional post on how to make candles the super easy way.
You'll Need:
-Twine {this is the wick}
-Grater or something to break wax into small pieces

1st, cut of 2 inches of twine, wick, and place it in your mold.
2nd, you're going to want to split your wax into small {really doesn't need to be super small or anything just small chunks} pieces of shavings and pour the shavings into your mold trying to make your wick stand up straight, make sure you're mold it is very, very full. I left mine about half full and when melted and hardened it was a very thin candle. 
Heart Candles vs.
Crayon Candle failure
3rd, fill molds for as many candles as you want.
4th, Place mold in oven at 230 degrees for 15 minutes.
5th, remove your mold from the oven and let them cool. You will think they are cool when they aren't wait way longer than you think or when you take them out they'll have little wrinkles. If the mold is silicone they will just kind of pop out.

Happy candling! {that was SO cheesy! ohmygawsh that was bad}
Yeah well any way, have fun and what not,

Saturday, March 10, 2012

DIY Soap Scrub

Here are two super easy sugar scrubs that I'm pretty sure I made up. Soap scuba exfoliate and clean really well. This will take you maybe 15 minutes total, super easy. They both have pretty much the same stuff in it just in different ratios.

No, I didn't make this one due to
issues with space on my computer
More soapy:
-2 tsp of pump-able soap {it's okay if it's normal hand soap if it has no scent}
-1/4 of sugar
-2-4 drops of essential oil {in flavor of your choosing for scent}
-1-5 drops soap coloring {must be soap coloring dye food dye will stain hands}

-1/2 tsp petroleum jelly or Vaseline
-Baby food jar {or other containers}

Mix soap and sugar in a bowl, you will want to focus on the thickness of this combo because that will be the base of the scrub. Add the oil,coloring and Vaseline and mix until color isn't splotchy. Use a spatula to move it into your container. This pretty much fills a baby food jar.
nope, not this one either.
The other one has the same things in it.

Less Soapy
-1/2 of sugar
-3 tsp pump-able soap
-2-4 drops of oil
-1-5 drops of coloring
-baby food jar

Mix soap and sugar in a bowl, it should be more stiff and sold then the other. Add the oil, and coloring mix until color isn't splotchy. Use a spatula to move it into your container.

Use these on your hands, feet or body, or give them as gifts. Like this? Love this? Hate this? Results? Please let me know in the comments!

Friday, March 9, 2012


So it turns out my computer doesn't have enough room on it for the picture on my camera and I tried to scan them but we are in this awkward stage between printers where the old ones not hooked up but the new one isn't yet.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Michaels Haul!

          So today I went to Michaels to get my materials and I gotta say... I was kind of dissapointed. Maybe what I wanted was a little off the beaten path though. But I did figure out how to  improvise though and it worked pretty well. I'll post pictures after I charge my camera (hehehe) but what I made today was based on the Honestly WTF wrap bracelet

Friday, February 17, 2012

First post!

I'm super duper psyched to work on this blog because I just discovered DIY fashion blogs. Honesty WTF and P.S. I Made This... and I have a FOUR DAY WEEKEND to work on all these cool things!