I’ve recently learn about nail art and fell in love with it because it is out of the ordinary, nontraditional, and how you can express yourself thru it. I came across AstroWifey’s blog and learn she was from Chicago! How cool is that?! So I’d defiantly had to contact her to do my nails. I first met her at an event where she was giving out free complimentary manicure’s for the Bleedy Heart Project (more on that later). She is a freelance nail artist who is self-taught and has a great passion for her work. You can learn more about her here and check out her nail art!
I gave her the concept of incorporating my love for knitting and my Etsy shop’s name ‘irokmimi’ on my nails and this is what she came out with, I honestly wasn’t sure of what the outcome might be but AstroWifey came thru and I love it! You can check out more pictures here!
You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
Thinking about Valentines Day yet??
Well have you thought about what to give your love one for Valentine’s Day?
Yes I know it’s about 3 weeks away! but I tend to procrastinate when it comes to birthdays, anniversaries, holidays etc. So I’m slowly working on changing that, starting with Valentine’s Day this year.
I’d really like to include my kids by making a special DIY package for them. I have a couple of ideas running thru my head. Yesterday while at target I walked thru the dollar aisle; Now come on who doesn’t love the dollar aisle right? I saw a couple of things I can use. So I will be back at target next week.
In the meantime check out these valentine’s gifts from Etsy.
1. I love you embroidered handmade by GalaBorn found here
2. Mr. Mug by ohLeanderShop found here
3. My funny Valentine Graphic by YesUMay stationary found here
4.Valentine Coffee Mug Personalize by KnotworkShop found here
5. Funny Valentines Day Gift by hooksandhoops found here
Whew yesterday’s snowstorm was our first of the season! Definitely an evening to knit up a storm! It sure pushed me to crochet more of the tiny crochet hearts that I’ve been working on for my son’s valentine’s favors which I mention here. I still have a couple more to crochet but since I’m a perfectionist (yes I know no one is perfect but I do tend to beat myself up about it If I am not 100 percent satisfied) So most likely I will crochet a few extra to replace some. That’s a little over 30 tiny crochet hearts! Eek! So glad these are fast to crochet. I still have to finish them off by weaving in the loose ends and adding the pin backs. (Which I still have to purchased!) I hope I’ll be able to find them at my local craft store if not Etsy or Amazon will do.
Here’s a small preview…
and to my lovely chicagoans stay warm!
Coming back from our mini-vacay, I got sick. Already having bad allergies sure didn’t help. It has slowed me down from doing the many things I have to do before the start of next week.
My to do list:
Finished preparing the new crochet/knit scarves for my etsy shop. (photographing, pricing, etc.)
( I’ve only got a couple, but defiantly have to finished my projects!)
Getting a stamp for my etsy shop.
Registering for school.
Taking down the christmas tree! (yes we still have it up!)
Doing some major organizing.
Sorting thru our mail.
Dropping off the unwanted/old clothes at our local salvation army.
Finished my knitting projects/work on new ones as well!
I’m sure there are more things I have to do. They’ll eventually (hopefully) come to mind soon. eek!
I am getting a head start on these tiny crochet hearts for valentine’s day. I’d thought I would add a pin back to it. And there you have it, an adorable little gift I’d thought be nice for my son’s class. Rather then passing out the usual chocolate candy.