Sunday, October 10, 2010

Anthropologie "Echoing Falls" Knock-Off

I'm just popping on to let you all know I'm still alive, and so is this blog. For now, anyways. :P I have been making quite a bit, too, only I've been to lazy to take pictures. Anyway, last night I made something I'd been wanting to make for awhile, and I actually took some photos! Yay!

My younger sister is going as an Indian (Native American) for Halloween, and I thought I'd make some jewelry to go with her outfit. She does so much for me, so I figured it might be nice to repay her in some way. =)

I saw this necklace on Anthropologie's website awhile ago and thought, "Ha, I could make that!" (Which is something I think about most of their necklaces) I just didn't know what to make it with. Until I found some old shell necklaces lying around..the kind they give out as favors at parties and such. Fun for a party, but just to wear? Not so much.

And this was SO easy. It took a bit of time to figure out how to do it, but I got it eventually. I'm sure there were better ways to go about it, but I'm rather please with how it turned out. & my sister likes it, so that's all that matters.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Zentangle Turtle

Have you ever seen a zentangle? How about done one? No?
Let me just say that it is one of my favorite things to do. So simple, relaxing, and fun. And seriously, even if you have no talent with a pen. All you need to be able to do is draw lines (the don't even have to be straight!) and simple shapes. =)

On their blog they have tons of tutorials to follow....why not check them out?

I've done a few simple this picture on my dry-erase board. Just having fun doodling!

And then a pumpkin for Halloween last year, which sadly, I wasn't able to get good pictures of, but turned out really cool.

And now, a turtle.

My sister's birthday was on Tuesday, and I stayed up late Monday night making this for her. I already had the game, but wanted to decorate it into a work of art. Pretty cool, eh?

I do love these little mazes...=) And apparently my sister does, too.

Have a lovely day!