SMS Giveaway May 2014

I am so excited to finally get to enjoy Sew Mama Sew’s giveaway day (which is now a week!). I haven’t been able to peruse the exotic markets since grad school! I did not have enough time to whip something up to give away like last time (note: those images are broken due to site reconstruction; check back later), but I certainly intend to during the next giveaway. Probably one of my bookcovers. Anyways, I have entered a lot of giveaways, so here’s hoping!

back in action!

Ok, ok, so this new site design wasn’t ready by January. Who knew my new job as an adjunct would be so hectic? (Yeah, I’ve been teaching college.) Or Boy’s company would sap all of his time and energy? (Who wants to do work at home?) I’m not upset about it. A lot of life has happened over these few months.

But, what do ya’ll think?! (Let us take a moment to remember the old site, shall we?)

old site

Actually, I bet my lack of posting means this site has dropped off the radar for a lot of you. That’s understandable. I’ll just have to work on getting a new crowd to chat with. So, ner.

I have several posts waiting to be published, I just didn’t want to spam those of you who are still following me.

I also have to fix all my old posts, before the days when Boy had room on his servers for me. I was hosting everything through me.com and then they took that away so I was SOL. One day, I will retro-correct them (or re-blog them?). I cringe at looking back in my early crafting days, but they got me to where I am today, no?

Ta-ta for now!

Not there yet but

Boy hasn’t had much of a chance to help me with the parts of the website puzzle I am too newb to figure out. He was looking in to it tonight, and then realized that there must have been a security hole as something odd appeared and now he is working on that…silly hackers.

The reason I decided to post tonight even though I was hoping to wait until I unleashed my new site design before updating, is because it is a clue to the future look of this site, ironically enough.

Anyway, my niece’s 5th birthday is coming up and we normally do not invest in wrappings and such (a little anti-consumerist, you may call it, even on the gift-giving side of things). Normally we do things like wrap gifts in newspapers with a bunch of old crappy ducktape we have on hand but I felt like she would have appreciated a little fun and I sure needed some myself.

A quick search gave me this idea. I have a lot of scrap paper (tiny pieces, to make my own paper some day), and thought I could decorate this plain brown bag I had. A little bit of hemp string, a hole punch, and sticky 3D squares later…

Impromptu decoration of a plain gift bag using scrap paper