Monday, February 29, 2016


So the Oscars happened last night. YAY!!! Oh wait, except every time I get excited about the Oscars, I apparently forget what a snooze-fest it can be. It got way slow in the middle there.

Chris Rock was hilarious as always, the presenters were as dull and drugged-looking as I've come to expect, and yes, I'm very glad Leo finally got his Oscar (and maybe the Internet will shut up about it now). BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT PART...

The Red Carpet.

Oh, the glorious Red Carpet and all its glory!

Except this year?


I've had a very difficult time putting together my list of best and worst dressed, especially since I am such an Expert In Fashion*, because frankly? Most of the looks I saw last night were boooooorrrriiiiiing. I wish people weren't so afraid of being on the worst-dressed list that they stop taking risks. Plus, how the hell does Georgina Chapman at Marchesa have the time to design all of these swoon-worthy (and, in some cases, incredibly bizarre) dresses? Does she do anything else?

ANYWAY. Click the jump to find out what I thought, in all of my immense wisdom**, about the looks that bedazzled the Oscars 2016 Red Carpet!

*Not an expert in fashion in any way.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

A Year in Review, Abridged

Hello lovelies!

Well, I sure did drop all the balls here, didn't I? I had them, and then I dropped them. Turns guys are still reading! So THANK YOU!!!

Visiting this old blog and reading some of the comments that have been left in my absence has been awe-inspiring, and I am so thrilled that people are still getting some use of my silly little tutorials even a year or more later. And it has been almost a FULL YEAR since the last time I posted, and let me tell you - I couldn't be more sorry.

I promise I'm not dead - I have just been really, REALLY busy, and frankly, the blog fell to the bottom of my to-do list in a hurry. That's my bad, and I am going to make it up to you. But first, in case anybody is curious about what I've been up to, creatively and otherwise, I want to give you a quick year in review post.

Click the jump to read all about why I've been gone...

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Polymer Clay Fun!!

Hello lovelies!

So, I recently got my hands on some polymer clay. Have I ever worked with polymer clay, or any kind of clay for that matter? Hell no! Did Pinterest inspire me to once and for all give it a chance? Hell yes!

That's where most of my ideas come from. Pinterest. Yay, Pinterest!

Anyway, I've spent a few weeks reading books and blogs and looking at pictures and trying stuff out as I feel like it. I've only spent a few hours total on them, and honestly? Some of these really suck. But I'm getting better and better every week, and MAN is it relaxing making pretty(ish) things out of clay!

Click "Read More" to see more of my er..."creations". :)

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Tank Dress

Hey you know what?

It's time to do someone else's tutorial for once, yanno??

I've made it no secret that I'm a huge fan of Mark Montano. I've been a fan of his since his appearances on While You Were Out on HGTV years and years ago. In fact, just yesterday I posted about the ATC's I got from his swap late last month. And if you follow me on Facebook, you'll see that I'm basically reposting his stuff fairly constantly.

So today I ran across this old video of his with a simple enough concept: attach some knit fabric to a tank top and BAM IT'S A DRESS. You can watch the video below if you want to know how I did it. I didn't include any instructions or anything, I just wanted to make something and I liked the result so much I decided to tell you all about it!

Click "Read More" to see my materials and results:

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

ATC Swap Package!

Hello lovelies!!

Remember way back when I decided to participate in Mark Montano's ATC (Artist Trading Card) swap?? Well, I sent away my cards...

And got an even dozen AWESOME cards in return!

Quick little post today as I show off what I got. It was like motherloving CHRISTMAS up in here!!