I know, It’s been awhile!

I know, It’s been awhile! School has completely consumed me. The good news is, only 8 more WEEKS until I graduate! Woohoo!!!!! 🙂 But that also means a few more things. In 8 more weeks… (The day before I walk…) I also turn 30. Eeekk! It ALSO means that in FIVE months I get married!!! (A lot of exclamation marks I know, but that’s how it sounds in my head.) Over the last few months, due to my school load (and wedding planning in-between that), I have not had the opportunity to try out any more sewing projects but that doesn’t mean I haven’t squeezed in a new craft attempt where I can!

I believe I mentioned this earlier, but I am completely addicted to Pinterest! You can follow me at http://pinterest.com/MSCAdventure/. It is great for anyone who loves to find new blogs or just wants to keep their favorite blog articles handy and well organized. I use it for craft ideas and, of course, wedding planning. 🙂

My cousin and I have officially started craft days as our new tradition, though with no set frequency. Its great bonding time for us. The first one I shared with you back in September of last year, when she tried out sewing a bag and I attempted a bib.  This time around we tried some less time consuming crafts, Sugar Scrubs and Eye Shadow Lip Gloss, which I had found on Pinterest. The Sugar scrub post comes from onegoodthingbyjillee.com, one of my newest favorite blogs and the eye shadow lip gloss comes from Wonder Forest.

We had so much fun making the simplest crafts. There were a few messes and it took us a bit to figure out exactly how much sugar we wanted in our scrub but it was great to sit at the kitchen table and play! It’s time to get back to my homework, but until next time, here are some pictures…..

 

The Supplies2013-03-11 11.26.11

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My Cousin, Jess…My Cousin, Jess

 

Our finished scrubs… Skin felt so soft! Turns out, Jess is completely addicted to it and have remade it multiple times since this night, already!

Scrubtastic

 

Our Lipgloss:

Where it all began..

 

And this is where I realize the Vaseline is missing from our supply shot…2013-03-11 17.17.50

 

And yes, that is BLUE lipgloss you see! Jessi’s doings! 2013-03-12 10.28.27

 

That’s all I’ve got for now. I have found so much inspiration through Pinterest. I can’t wait to get started! Thanks for stopping by and hopefully the gap between this post and the next will be much shorting than this time around.

If you are on Pinterest too, what are some great DIY/Craft boards to follow? I’ve created a My Sew Called Adventure™ board to keep my sewing inspirations in one place and I am always looking for a good variety of boards to follow 🙂

-Christina

 

Winter “Break”

How I’ve missed my blog… more importantly, how I’ve missed this sewing adventure. This past semester was the toughest I’ve ever encountered but in the end, I survived it! It may be my first semester without straight A’s but considering I took five classes, three of which were reading/writing intensive, while helping with the planning of three weddings… my best friend’s, my brother’s, and my own. I think I’ll be okay with a few B’s. Or at least I’m trying.

All semester long I’ve thought about what I would like to sew once the semester was over! I’m so excited I can finally get to work! (Though there is only 4 days until my brother marries my creative inspiration of a sister-in-law to be!) I’ve very happy for them and I am glad to be a part of it. This is such a happy time! And after this week, there is only my own wedding to plan so supposedly things will slow down and I can get to work.

Although I have figured out what I want to make, and although I’m not sure how successful I’ll be in doing it, I cannot post anything about it until it’s complete… It’s a gift! Another brother and sister-in-law are expecting!! I’m officially going to be an Auntie… although I already consider myself an Auntie to my fiancé’s nieces. And of course, my next project is for my nephew. Funny how I decided to try my hand at that bib before there were any babies around. Maybe I should be careful about which projects I choose 😛

Another thing that has kept me busy is my latest obsession with Pinterest. Is anyone else as addicted as I have been? I was one of the first members because some , before anything really happened on it, and I never paid much attention to it. I went a wedding last month and decided to take a look again and have been completely hooked on looking at wedding and sewing….and other crafting ideas. I don’t even know where to start! Well I did start by buying a rolling case for my sewing machine. I don’t understand why they have to be so hideous! I found one that I’m at least okay with for now…

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Anyway, I’ve gotta run. This winter “break” includes a mile long to-do list I want to knock out before my other best friend comes down January 1st to help with wedding planning. Best anniversary/birthday present my fiancé could give me!! I’m so excited! This is going to be the best year of my life next year, to date! I plan on making sure of it! I see my best friend from Nevada THREE times, become an Auntie to the newborn nephew (and officially an Auntie to my two unofficial nieces), finally graduate college, turn 30, go on my first cruise, marry the love of my life, and who knows what else! (Don’t worry Burg, I will see you MORE than three times!) And I can only hope that there are many more wonderful years to top it after that.

One New Years resolution: to craft more, to blog more. What’s yours?