This is one of those projects where I just got really lucky! My Mom has been wanting one of these giant clam shells for a while but every time we find one they’re so expensive- like hundreds of dollars for the really big ones! So of course I went to Pinterest to search for a homemade version. One of the pins was for a DIY by a girl who found a giant plastic shell serving dish at a thrift store and painted it. Honestly, I thought it was a dumb tutorial because what are the chances you are going to find one of these plastic bowls?! I dismissed the idea and went on to thinking about how I could paper-mache one. But then luck struck and at the Ventura Flea Market, what do you know, I found a giant blue plastic shell bowl- exactly like the one from Pinterest!!
Hello! I haven’t forgotten about the blog… just got sucked into grad school. When I signed up for school I knew it would be hard but I never thought it would be so time-consuming. Spending 8 hours a day on campus and then doing homework after doesn’t leave much time for crafting or exploring. The good news is that Spring quarter looks lighter!
For Valentine’s Day this year I surprised J and we went to the drive-in. We went a week early because the drive-in here rarely gets good movies. But on Thursday they were playing the new Spongebob movie which I knew we’d both be entertained by 🙂 Continue reading
Just because it’s midterm time doesn’t mean I can’t have any fun! Here are some things going on around here:
J and I went to the monarch butterfly grove in Ellwood. There were thousands of butterflies clinging to the eucalyptus trees in big clumps. Continue reading
Today I want to talk about one of my projects from this past summer- a California sign made out of reclaimed wood.
For this California sign I used more of the same wood from my grandparents’ cabin that I used to make my bench. Some of it has the green color, some is painted brown, but most of the pieces I chose for this project were left the natural redwood. Continue reading