Sunday, January 4, 2015

Decorating my First Classroom

Hello, all!

Today, I worked on decorating my classroom quite a bit.  My black bulletin board could use a border, but other than that I am pretty proud of it.  I hope you like it!  

Hope you are having a great New Year so far! Let me know what craft projects you have been working on lately.


Saturday, December 27, 2014

New Job

Hi, all!

Sorry for my absence.  I recently acquired a new teaching job, and I couldn't be more excited.  I have been busy getting settled in my classroom and preparing for the holidays.

Here are some pics of my new home away from home:

It is a work in progress since I came in at the end of this semester, but I will post more pictures after I fix it up some more!

Hope you are enjoying what is left of the holiday season!!  

Best wishes,

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Our First Christmas

Hello all,

The Holiday Season is definitely in full swing!  I know Thanksgiving is right around the corner, and I couldn't be more excited to make food, spend time with my family, and just be thankful for all I have.

Since this year is the first Christmas to spend with my husband as a married couple, we have been super excited to decorate.  So, I thought I would show you the wreath I made for our door.

All of these materials were super cheap, and they were actually free to me.  My mom is a very generous woman!  

I hope this gives you inspiration to make your very own Christmas wreath.  

Happy Holidays,

Thursday, October 30, 2014

New Items Available!

Hey everyone,

You should hop on over to Etsy and check out the new items I have available in my shop:  Our Junk In The Trunk.

Here are just a few pictures of my favorites:

*Note the blue and cream necklace has been sold, but it is available for me to make again upon request.  

I hope everyone is working on some awesome projects! I know I have had a ton of fun working on mine lately :)   

Happy Halloween,

Monday, October 27, 2014

Our Junk In The Trunk

Hello fellow crafters,

Today, I am excited to announce that I have opened up my very own Etsy shop with my mom called Our Junk In The TrunkIn this shop you will find a myriad of items such as jewelry, art, crocheted crafts, cork boards, hair accessories, and more.  All of the items found on Our Junk In The Trunk are made with love and care by my mother and myself.  

Here are a few of the items currently for sale:  

I hope you all visit my shop, and if you have any questions about any of the items please let me know.  My mom and I could not be more thrilled to share our passion for crafts on Etsy with all of you!  I hope you are having a great week.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

My YouTube Channel

Hello everyone,

Today, I put up my first YouTube video on my Owlenthusiast channel in a few years. On my channel, I will be talking about crafts, doing demonstrations, reviewing books and music, and discussing life in general.  You should definitely check it out.

Here is the video:

I hope you all have a great weekend!


Friday, October 24, 2014

Late Night Crafting

Hello everyone,

Tonight I am having trouble sleeping, so I decided to listen to Spotify and make something pretty.

I have made many bookmarks in the past out of scrapbook paper and ribbon, but I took a  different approach tonight. I used card stock, magazine clippings, and burlap ribbon to make a collaged book mark.

This was an extremely simple project, and it only took about 20 minutes to complete!  I absolutely love doing any project where I can incorporate collaging.  Making collages was my first crafting addiction, and I still enjoy the sensation of finding the perfect piece, ripping it out of the magazine, and cutting it to perfection.  For me, collages are like a puzzle that I get to create.  So much fun!

I hope you are all having an awesome week!  Be sure to share some of your latest crafty project ideas in the comments below.


P.S. Here is the aftermath of my living room floor: