Wednesday, 27 June 2012

 I just wanted to let everyone know a bit more about me! I work part time at Michaels arts and crafts and that's where i get a lot of my inspiration--and my need to create!! So after awhile, once i found out about Etsy, I started a shop about a year ago. Just a few months ago I started taking it really seriously. I don't like working for the man! lol I want to be my own boss. :)

So now, in all of my spare time, I am creating accessories! Headbands, hair flowers, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, even jewelry display pieces for your wall!  I also have a great passion for crocheting now too. :) It's definitely an awesome winter activity!

This is the link to my shop:

So enjoy a few of the pictures of my product, and let me know if you have any comments or questions, or even if you have a shop so I can check it out!!

What is your favourite kind of stuff to create???

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Homemade Potato Chips Tutorial

Okay!! This is my first tutorial, so sit back, grab your coffee (mine is in my mustache cup that i painted :D)

and sit back and learn how to deep (or should I say shallow?) fry chips!!

Peel thy potato (i just used the cheap russets)

I made a big mess... haha I am terrible at peeling potatoes--usually its my husband's job but he was working today :) owell!!

Then slice those babies with a mandolin

Use the guard thingie!! I have seen way too many people slice off a piece of their hand--yuck!

Put some oil in your metal pot (I used olive oil because I wanted to use it up before it expired teehee, so that is probably expensive if you use olive oil every time haha)

I put it to medium heat on my stove, waited until it was hot enough that when you flick a bit of water in the oil it crackles like crazy. Then put in some of your thinly sliced potato bitties! My pot held about 8 large slices at a time.

Notice the METAL utensil on the stove. Make sure it's metal lol I just used whatever metal utensil i had in the drawer and it turned out to work pretty good!! It's like a.. uhm.. spaghetti grabber? hahaha Whatever you get it!!

sizzle sizzle sizzle--sizzle sizzle sizzle--sizzle sizzle sizzle

k anyways lol, leave them in there until they start turning a bit golden brown. Trust me, they can burn fast haha, even when they got a darker golden brown they didn't taste as good--I took them out juuuust after they were cooked through.


Quickly toss a little bit of salt on them while they are still hot. Yum yum in my tum! A little time consuming, but delicious!! I hope you enjoy :) If I could do it, you soooo can!!

Let me know if you have any tips to help me out for the next time--how do you make your chips?

Thanks for stopping by!


Monday, 25 June 2012

My Jewelry Displays

As promised! My upcycled frame jewelry display. :) Originally an icky brown colour (sorry i didn't get a photo of the before) so i sanded it and painted it up all nice with several coats of paint--glued in some dowel rods cut to size and VOILA a great way to display my many many many earrings!!

I am in love with it. :)

and here is the one I just posted on my etsy shop

yup--in love!! and 100% customizable, so if there is a specific way you want one--colour or size etc, you can let me know!!

Thanks for lookin' and hopefully lovin' as much as I do!


Sunday, 24 June 2012

Shrinky Dink Rings

Such an amazingly cute idea! I never thought you could do this with shrink plastic :O This girl made an awesome tutorial showing how to do it. :) Check it out and let me know how it goes!


Saturday, 23 June 2012

Cute Jewelry Storage

This jewelry wall display I found on pinterest is amazing!! So many good ideas for the mountains of rings, earrings, and necklaces I have, hahaha. I have made a few of my own now and I will be posting pics of those soon. :)

Found here!!

Frame found here :)