Tuesday, June 15, 2010

New jewelry

One of my favorites of all the things that happen to me is when my mom makes muffins. These were blueberry. I just finished them.

I've been making so much jewelry lately! This is partly because I got a bunch of new necklace chains.

These light pink and gold dangle earrings (I also made these with fake pearls instead of the light pink beads):

These light coral-pink and gold chandelier earrings:

This necklace might be my favorite, even though it probably took the least amount of time to make out of everything:

This frosted glass and gold necklace:

This white dangle necklace:

This framed flower necklace:

This light pink beaded necklace (probably the most time consuming, followed by the chandelier earrings):

This navy mosaic-looking necklace:

This bronze dangle necklace:

And this pastel charm bracelet:

I bought five dollars worth of two for a dollar jewelry at work.

On the left is one of the two for a dollar necklaces that I'm in the process of remaking. On the right is a charm necklace I made that I'm considering altering a little bit.

I've been listening to Stonehill College Radio a lot recently, since I moved back to Easton. They often play this song, which I love (and hadn't heard before hearing it on this station):
Youtube: Devotchka - Such A Lovely Thing

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Brightening my bedroom

I've recently been redoing my bedroom. It used to have bright orange walls and lots of posters and clutter. So I painted it very light coral and got rid of most of my stuff. 

I made these pillows out of pillowcases from a thrift shop, just by sewing up the open end and stuffing them. I have a bunch more pillowcases (and a fitted sheet) that I haven't made into pillows yet, but my bed is getting pretty full, so I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them.

I'm thinking about getting a shorter, wider night table, painting it white, and making a collage/quilt on the top, similar to this closet door from Nest Decorating:


My bedding was inspired by these pictures from Better Homes and Gardens:

Over my dresser, I hung a piece of twine, held up by a push pin on either end, to clip papers/pictures/etc. onto. I think I got the idea from Pottery Barn. I love how useful and changeable it is.

I found this blue fabric and one white curtain panel at a local thrift shop. I cut the fabric in half, trimmed the sides, sewed the scraps I had trimmed off into loops on the top to hang it on the rod. Then I cut the white curtain panel in half, and overlapped it with the blue fabric while putting them onto the rod. I tied them back with some extra fabric I had from one of the pillowcases.

For the candle holder, I tied twine around the necks of some vases I found around the house and looped it over the curtain rod. Inside I put some glass stones and a tea light. I love the contrast between the orangey-red and the aqua.

A while ago I made this mobile/chandeleir from two mini wreaths I found on the side of the road, some twine from the dollar store (which I use for everything), and some plants. Some of the flowers broke off when I moved it, which can easily be fixed, but I'd had it in my room for a while, and would like to give it to someone else now. Let me know if you're interested.

Also pictured is an earring I made recently.