Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Afghan LOVE

I'm working on my first ever baby afghan...it's taking foreverrrrr. I have 26 of 81 squares done...

Since I don't have a camera at the moment I'll just share some afghan inspiration with you :-) (all of the pics are linked.)

Even though this one is taking a while, I have already got my eye on the next on I want to make.
Afghans just bring me good memories. My grandma had so many that she made at her house and they were so soft and warm! It's so worth the trouble to make my own...I feel like I'm following in her footsteps :-)


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cheap eats.

Well, as an unemployed college student, I have to save money any way I can. And the biggest way I can do that is in the area of groceries. Luckily, Mandy donated some ramen noodles to me...and I found some pretty creative recipes to add some flair to plain Jane ramen noodles.


I'm pretty excited to try some of these out :-) one day I'll be telling the stories of when I used to live on ramen noodles and peanut butter haha you won't hear any complaints from me though...because some of these recipes look pretty delicious.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Bitter sweet end

Ok, can I tell you a secret that's not really a secret?
I am a pretty big Harry Potter fan. By pretty big I mean I've read the books and own almost all of the movies...I don't have HP pajamas and bed spread or anything like that...but I digress. My point is, these book and movies have been a big deal for over ten years! ...and last night was the epic conclusion, the end of it all. So, of course I was there at midnight last night. It was so good, and I feel like I was a part of cinema history because it had to be the biggest opening night ever.

My friend Kyla and her boyfriend and I decided that we had to dress up because it was our last chance...why not?

Kyla was tonks, her boyfriend was going to be Sirius but everyone thought he was fenrir so we just went with it lol and I went as Rita Skeeter.

For those of you unfamiliar with the characters here was my inspiration for Rita Skeeter

She is kind of a hateable character...but she's also so much fun. Everyone loved the costume and complete strangers were asking to take pictures with me...it was so fun.

Haha oh! And we found snape and harry in the hallway...so we decided to break out our wands (or in my case quill) and snap a quick photo.

And this was us eagerly waiting for the end to begin.

Seriously, it was very epic and I cried...yes, I shed real tears. If you're a fan you have to see it...of course I'm sure you're already planning to see it if you're a fan hehe

Just curious, have you ever dressed up for a movie premier before??

Much love,

Monday, July 11, 2011

Friday - best day ever!

Mandy and I had a super crafty/inspirational/productive day Friday :-)! We spent the morning walking around a pretty chic cute part of Little Rock. Then we went to the sweatshop and made lots of frankensteins!

Mandy made this super cute hat complete with tiger ears!!

I successfully completed this necklace from an old tshirt and some beads. I want to do another with more strands and more beads.

I also attempted this with the other half of my old tshirt...but I don't have any pics of it. ...and it didn't turn out as well as I had hoped.

It was so much fun! I'm really glad we helped get each other back in the crafting groove.

Thanks Mandy! Love youuu :-)

- krackle

Friday, July 8, 2011

Ok, here are some pictures of the cake I made for the Filmmaker's Ball back in April.

It was one of my favorite cakes to make because I had so much help. Josh was amazing and of course my roomie Mandy and my BFF (best filmmaker friend) Kyla were like the best help ever.


Thursday, July 7, 2011

Wow...it's been a while! I've just finished my internship...it was a whirlwind for sure. I had a lot of fun and learned so much. Next week I'm starting a summer class...and then in the fall I start my last semester of college. WHOA! Life is coming at me so fast. I'm pretty excited about it I think...:-)

I have tried to keep my creative juices flowing even though it's been crazy busy in my life. So here's a list of a few projects I'm working on.

1. crochet flower bouquet (yes...I'm still working on that. don't judge me.)

2. baby afghan

3. laptop sweater

Tomorrow, Mandy and I are going to get together and find inspiration and do some serious crafting! I'm so excited :-)

Pictures to come I promise!