Thursday, March 13, 2014

Craft Life

is really similar to thug life, in case you were curious. 

This week is Spring Break, and I decided to exercise my crafting muscles. I completed three projects; two are already hanging on my walls. One is hanging out in the trash bin. Not bad for two days work, right? 

1. Kitty clock, check it! This clock screams crafter 4 daiz, which, by the way, is a new phrase the kids are saying. Aren't you glad to have a high school teacher in your life? Pattiwagon 4 daizzzzzz, yo! I found clock making to be very pain-free. The kit cost $7.99, which I also found relatively pain-free.

 2. Next artwork is blank canvas, purple paint streaks, and gold leaf. I loves it. 

 3. And finally, this is the one salvaged part of my failed craft. I bought six boards boards and painted them shabby chic style. (This technique is super easy - paint one coat white, then rub candle wax all over the edges or anywhere else you want to look rustic, paint gray, and then sand.) I had six signs like this printed at Staples, and I was going to decorate my kitchen entry way with them. Well, this is the only one that turned out, so be it. It reminds me of the subway art I did last year. 

Informal poll, which one is your favorite? And, could you envision something like this on etsy? Asking for a friend. 


  1. Cat clock or word art look like Etsy sales to me. While I love the purple and gold, it's more in the art line. Don't know how art sells on Etsy.

  2. I agree with your mom - I think once you start making "art" art, people become less likely to buy it on Etsy. (But man, I could see them eating up the cat clock! And the slogan art, for that matter. Or maybe you could do dog faces or dog silhouettes too - for all those people who are obsessed with their dog breed [and have those "I love my ______" stickers on their cars, etc.])

    But I like all three! I like your purple "art art" - I'm pretty impressed you made it!