Monday, September 30, 2013

Inspiring Images

 
 
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All images via my Tumblr likes.
 
xo
Alicia 
 
 

Friday, September 27, 2013

Link Love

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Cutest idea, Doll House Book.
Art Journal Inspiration from Balzer Designs, Daisy Yellow, Caatje's Arty Stuff, Roben-Marie Smith,
These type of posts are fueling my desire to try making Gelli Prints.
10 Photo Ideas from A Beautiful Mess.
Easy Halloween Candle Ideas.
Love peeks into other people's Art Journals.
Make an Envelope Pillowcase in 5 Mins.
Word Nerd from LaWhimsy.





Have a Splendid Weekend!

xo
Alicia

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Making My Own Stencil

 
Recently I saw this tutorial, among others out there and decided to give it a try. I also want to try the technique used in the tutorial. That way I can create personal stencil unique to me. This is all I've done so far. It is tedious work and I need an exacto knife. I'll check in with you next week to show you my progress. Bye
 
xo
Alicia

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

First Christmas Gift Done!

It feels like it's too soon for that but really its not. This is for my youngest sister. It's the Joplin Vest, I got the pattern from my Crochet Today subscription. Her favorite color is pink,there wasn't any in the yarn I was looking at, so I settled on this variegated yarn. Plus I didn't want to look too phoopie.
Can you tell my model was slouching? I didn't notice till I added the photo to the blog. Oh well.

I've started this sister's Christmas gift. I'm almost done. I might have to go pick up another skein of yarn though. I'll be sharing that project next week. I can't wait to start the next project!

xo
Alicia

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Inspiring Images


 
 

It's officially Fall! I'm seriously really for cooler weather and hot drinks!

All images via my Tumblr likes.

xo
Alicia

Friday, September 20, 2013

Link Love

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Cute Idea for Reusing Tin Cans from Alisa Burke.
Some Art Journal Inspiration from Sandra Kaye. Love that Journal Spine.
Art Journal Inspiration, this one too, from Julie Balzer.
Awesome Idea for making your own Stencils from RaeMissigman. Some Art Journal stuffs too.
Adventures in Art Journaling shares on Creating Your Own Collage Papers.
Art Journal Inspiration from Maria Beckett.
Art Journal Love from Roben-Marie Smith. Here's another.
Love these Pretty Scrap Fabric Tassels!
This Bookshelf Wall is to die for! I want!
A lightened up Pumpkin Pie recipe from Everyday is a Holiday. Yum!
25 Incredible Furniture Makeovers from Heart Handmade UK.
As always Word Nerd from LaWhimsy.



Have a Splendid Weekend!

xo
Alicia

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Fall is Almost Here!

 

Finally the weather is getting cooler around here! Sunday is officially the first day of Fall and I can't wait. I was so happy when I was finally able to enjoy a hot cup of coffee the other evening. Also a cuppa tea.

I'm off to crochet away again. See ya tomorrow.

xo
Alicia

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Crochet The Day Away


 
This is just the first in a few crochet projects that I'm working on for the holidays. I'm just getting started on this one. But I'm going to set it aside tomorrow to finish another project that's just about done. I was finally able to go pick up the yarn I needed to finish.
 
I just wanted to share the beginnings of this Short Ruana, since I completely forgot to take pictures of the Circular Vest I started last month. I will share pictures as soon as I finish the vest!
 
I'm loving that I finally got my Crochet/Crafting mojo back. I'm even thinking of added some things to my etsy store.
 
xo
Alicia

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Monday, September 16, 2013

Inspiring Images



 
 


all images via my Tumblr likes.

xo
Alicia
 
 
 
 

Friday, September 13, 2013

Link Love

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Do you like Blythe dolls? Irene from the blog Sirenita does some gorgeous custom dolls. Check out her gorgeous sketches!
I loved this little peak into Refinehere's Creative Process.
Whiskey Cinnamon Rolls from A Beautiful Mess.
New Online Classes from Alisa Burke. I'm signing up for Print Make Play! Is it November yet?
Great idea for candle decorating: Jar Lanterns from Pretty in Mad.
Tin Can Vases from Alisa Burke.
Art Journal Inspiration from Dispatch From L.A.,
Crochet Banner Pattern from Revolution. So Cute!
Word Nerd from LAWhimsy.
Cloud of Color shares 10 Ideas To Keep Creatively Inspired.

Have a Splendid Weekend!

xo
Alicia

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Finished Art Journal Page.

 
Done! This is the quote I added, "When you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done."
This definitely feels like a secret message for me. Now its time for me to decode it.
 
 
xo
Alicia
 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Work In Progress

 
I just stitched this journal up the other day. I finished the cover a few weeks ago and recently bound my pages inside. There are still a few other touches I'd like to add to the inside. I also need to add a ribbon closure. This might just be a Christmas gift for one of my Sisters.
 


A little detail of my binding. I left the extra string in case the Sister wants beads added to the ends.
I have a few more journals to bind. So I'll share those soon.

Anybody interested in buying one? Let me know.

xo
Alicia

Monday, September 9, 2013

Inspiring Images





 

all via my tumblr likes.

xo
Alicia
 



Friday, September 6, 2013

Link Love

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Art Journal Inspiration from: Besottment, A Magical Meliss,
DIY from Nail Polish Bottles (this could work for Blythe too.)
Make your own Chevron Tape or any design for that matter.
Recycle Binder turned into Journal.
An Art Journal Flip from Journal Girl.
Love this Idea! Make your own Magnetic Memo Board.
THIS song from Perma.  Max Bemis (Say Anything) and Sherri Dupree-Bemis (Eisley). LOVE it!


Have a Splendid Weekend!

xo
Alicia

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Art Journal Page in Progress

 
Working on this art journal page at the moment. Besides the actual journaling, I feel like there is some thing missing.
Maybe I'll step back for a minute to see what comes to me.
What are you working on?


xo
Alicia

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Goals for September





I've debated and wondered if I should even set any for myself this month. Especially since I'm not even sure I actually completed any of those goals. So let's try again.

*Read the little pile of books by my bedside.
   Yay! This one I've started already. I started reading Under the Dome this past weekend.
*De-clutter.
    I started sifting through some papers already. Lots more to go.
*Finish all the projects I have started.
    Some crochet stuff, journals to bind etc.
*Get better organized.
    There seems to be piles everywhere.
*Change sleep pattern.
    Some days I go to sleep way too late.

Okay, time to get started.

xo
Alicia

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Monday, September 2, 2013