This is my personal blog, a journal of my life; my blog of pretty things (et cetera) is here. Twenty-three. Might as well be five.
I just moved to Portland, OR, so if you're a Portland-living person, say hi! New friends for a new city are much appreciated.
constantly reading / grad student / retail management / overzealous editor / chronic paparazzo / lesbian / feminist / atheist
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DON'T GIVE NONE FUCKS.
December 27th
9:28 PM
"First boy I ever fancied was called Rory. — Actually she was called Nina."

"First boy I ever fancied was called Rory. — Actually she was called Nina."

September 24th
4:07 AM

How to Paint Laminate or Particleboard Furniture | Altar’d

Really want to paint my bed, since Ikea only sells it in white, and I’m excited that it’s possible! (Now to figure out if I can use spray paint, as I think I want it glittery, either a subtle gold or a multitoned bronze or gold extravaganza.)

(Also, lollerz @ Dick Blick rebranding to BLICK. Also also, hooray for the nearest one being about at the halfway point on my train to and from work, SUPERCONVENIENCEWOOOOO.)

August 6th
11:27 PM
Because I can never resist a gradient.

Because I can never resist a gradient.

April 3rd
4:41 PM
Check book improved with magazine strips! I swear, this is my new favorite crafting thing.

Check book improved with magazine strips! I swear, this is my new favorite crafting thing.

March 20th
7:16 PM
How to Look Presentable Without Really Trying: in which I make a steam rack in our shower so I don’t have to iron things.

How to Look Presentable Without Really Trying: in which I make a steam rack in our shower so I don’t have to iron things.

February 28th
6:00 PM
Via
ohhowardyoucrackmeup:

soincontent:

can someone tell me how to do this? everytime i do it, it turns out looking like a piece of shit

so kl

To do this summer: bleaching, dip dyeing, shibori, batik, aka relive my childhood textile experiences.

ohhowardyoucrackmeup:

soincontent:

can someone tell me how to do this? everytime i do it, it turns out looking like a piece of shit

so kl

To do this summer: bleaching, dip dyeing, shibori, batik, aka relive my childhood textile experiences.

February 16th
2:28 AM
Via
ascreamingcomes:

these chandelier garnishes are on my agenda 

Want.

ascreamingcomes:

these chandelier garnishes are on my agenda 

Want.

February 1st
12:52 AM
This photo shows the colors better. Yes, I am just showing off because I’m proud I did something today.

This photo shows the colors better. Yes, I am just showing off because I’m proud I did something today.

12:39 AM
So today I made myself a new phone case. Or rather, I took a plain phone case I had, fixed the part that was broken and then smothered it with strips of paper and a heavy dose of mod podge. Because I could. And because it seemed like a good idea at the time.
It also seemed like a good idea to go ahead with my plans despite lack of exacto blade, which was patently stupid and made all the little speaker holes look awfully scraggly. But such is life. I am not a patient person, particularly once I’ve got it in my head to do crafting things.
I kind of want to make more now, but I don’t need any more phone cases. Does anyone else need a phone case? I promise I’ll find an exacto next time.

So today I made myself a new phone case. Or rather, I took a plain phone case I had, fixed the part that was broken and then smothered it with strips of paper and a heavy dose of mod podge. Because I could. And because it seemed like a good idea at the time.

It also seemed like a good idea to go ahead with my plans despite lack of exacto blade, which was patently stupid and made all the little speaker holes look awfully scraggly. But such is life. I am not a patient person, particularly once I’ve got it in my head to do crafting things.

I kind of want to make more now, but I don’t need any more phone cases. Does anyone else need a phone case? I promise I’ll find an exacto next time.

January 23rd
5:49 PM
Via

ilovemartha:

Nails, tacks, and pins.

Ooooh, I want to do things like this.

December 25th
6:00 PM
Via
unconsumption:

DIY project: Fold old maps into origami globes.
Other sheets of paper, such as magazine, catalog, book, or old sheet music pages, also could be used.
For this project, 5” square pieces of maps were folded into globes, then strung on twine. If you’d prefer to leave your globes loose, you could display a bunch of them in bowls, or group them on trays and add other items to make centerpieces (great for travel-themed parties). What other uses could you find for them?
For the how-to-fold-‘em details — Robbi Lindeman’s excellent tutorial and photos — visit poppytalk’s blog.

For other map reuse ideas, check the Unconsumption map-post archive here.

unconsumption:

DIY project: Fold old maps into origami globes.

Other sheets of paper, such as magazine, catalog, book, or old sheet music pages, also could be used.

For this project, 5” square pieces of maps were folded into globes, then strung on twine. If you’d prefer to leave your globes loose, you could display a bunch of them in bowls, or group them on trays and add other items to make centerpieces (great for travel-themed parties). What other uses could you find for them?

For the how-to-fold-‘em details — Robbi Lindeman’s excellent tutorial and photos — visit poppytalk’s blog.

For other map reuse ideas, check the Unconsumption map-post archive here.

November 23rd
8:25 PM
Via
truebluemeandyou:

DIY Picture Frames Turned Shelving. No real tutorial because all you do is add a wood base/box to a frame and hang it. From Change of Scenery here.

I love this.

truebluemeandyou:

DIY Picture Frames Turned Shelving. No real tutorial because all you do is add a wood base/box to a frame and hang it. From Change of Scenery here.

I love this.

November 6th
11:30 PM
Via
icouldmakethat:

Mason Jar Pour Spout @Craftzine.com blog
I both love and hate these “why didn’t I think of that?” projects, for obvious reasons.

I wish I had a reason to do this…

icouldmakethat:

Mason Jar Pour Spout @Craftzine.com blog

I both love and hate these “why didn’t I think of that?” projects, for obvious reasons.

I wish I had a reason to do this…

August 15th
5:40 PM
So… thinking about selling these at school? The gems are about an inch long.
(Thank you to whomever gave me a decorative candle set for my birthday a zillion years ago, the hanging gems make great earrings!)

So… thinking about selling these at school? The gems are about an inch long.

(Thank you to whomever gave me a decorative candle set for my birthday a zillion years ago, the hanging gems make great earrings!)

August 14th
11:55 PM
Summer break is almost over, which means that I’m finally getting around to finishing all the diy projects I started over the past few months at home. I have to finish them before I go back to school because there are things my parents own (sewing machine, jewelers’ tools, et cetera) that I don’t have!
This necklace is made out of a window shiner and copper wire. The hook hole at the top of the ornament was shattered so I used the wire to create a new hanging sitch.

Summer break is almost over, which means that I’m finally getting around to finishing all the diy projects I started over the past few months at home. I have to finish them before I go back to school because there are things my parents own (sewing machine, jewelers’ tools, et cetera) that I don’t have!

This necklace is made out of a window shiner and copper wire. The hook hole at the top of the ornament was shattered so I used the wire to create a new hanging sitch.