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I know, it's been a while since we posted a new craft - but not because we stopped crafting! Making a DIY wedding took 5 very long, stressful months, so we just started getting settled down and relaxed in our new apartment. After many evenings lounging in our new home (and rewatching Game of Thrones), I finally said "Let's make this project!" (It was 9 PM, on a weekday, and we had already gotten into our pajamas, cuddled in our blankets on the futon.) So the dutiful, wonderful husband got up, and started gathering our supplies.
We found these concrete planters on sale at Renegade Craft Fair in San Francisco, and immediately had to take a few home! At $5 a piece, they were a steal! Having always wanted to work with gold foil, this was the perfect opportunity!
When I was thinking of what to get Lynn for her birthday I was indecisive. I knew that she didn’t want anything unnecessary. She was at a point where chocolates and fancy dinners couldn’t offer much anymore. Jewelry was too cliche and not something she particularly wanted. So I decided to go for a practical gift. I went to ikea while she was at work and picked up this drink cart for only $29.99. The design is very modern and simplistic which is exactly Lynn’s style. However, there is one fatal flaw with this design, the colors. Lynn’s decor revolves around one color. Gold. All day, everyday. Everywhere, on everything. I knew what she would want.
If you know our story, follow this blog, or read the menu the left of this post you can see that we love photography. Lynn and I met in a digital photography class after all! The style of vintage cameras is something that continuously captures our imaginations. Lynn, being a photographer and designer, and myself being a history nerd, we love antique stuff!
At a craft fair not too long ago, we came across a craftsman who was selling lamps. But not just any lamps! These lamps were adorned with cute metal figurines of animals, planes, and other inventions. The part that absolutely won us over though? The lamps turned on when you touched the metal objects! We were enthralled. Alas the price was too far out of our budget, and we continued on our way. Lynn has been thinking of a way to create this lamp ourselves for the past few months, and this camera lamp is the result!
I bought my first succulent in one of these geometric diamonds - can you guess which one it was from the picture below? One is unlike the others...but oftentimes people can't tell the difference. The 3rd one from the left is made out of metal pipes but the rest are made out of...
Coffee straws! Who would've guessed right? Such a simple and cheap material turned into something that looks far more expensive! A little gold spray can do wonders.
A revelation was made the other day: Mr. Snuggles was my astrological sign - Taurus the bull. Even more coincidental was another discovery - the constellation Taurus was shaped like a K. It was meant to be.
One problem we have always had is forgetting what food we need to eat, cook, and buy. Food will go rotten, or leftovers will have to thrown away, and we will sadly regret not eating it earlier. Or that feeling in the pit of your stomach when you get home from buying groceries and realize you forgot something. Our solution to this problem was to create a set of 3 chalkboards to keep track of our food. Hence the three:
“But if I move there, you will just take my piece!” she complains.
“Yeah, that was kind of the point of the trap.” I respond.
“I take it back, I don’t like your traps.” She says as she grabs a piece and returns it to its original position. “What if I make this move?”
Some say that we aren’t playing chess properly. Some would say that it is against the rules to tell each other what your move is going to be, to allow them to take moves back, but we prefer it this way. We learn as we make mistakes and try new strategies. We have made it a hobby to go out to a coffee shop and sit for a while, enjoying a rousing game of chess or two!
When we got our new journal from HandLetteringCo., we were extremely excited to start writing in it. We decided to make it into our prayer journal. Only one problem...the journal wouldn't stay closed once we folded it open. So we thought and researched and shopped for a journal clasp, but couldn't find one we really liked. The solution? Make one. But it was harder than we thought, because we couldn't find the circular clasp anywhere. We finally found it as a set of premade envelopes, and decided to just cut them out.