Monday, February 27, 2012

What I Wore

Oh golly it seems like this is all I am doing with my time. I'll be more interesting if it kills me!
Feb 15                             Feb 16

 Feb 17
Date night woo!
                           Feb 18                                        Feb 19                                         Feb 20
Feb 21

Boy do I love wearing clothes.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What I Wore

You will be pleased to discover that last week I wore clothes!
This is what they looked like.
Feb 8

Feb 9

Feb 10 

Feb 11
I was sick.

Feb 12

Feb 13

Valentine's Day!
And my favorite outfit of the week. Here is the skirt:

Monday, February 20, 2012

Make A Vase!

My boyfriend's and my anniversary was this past week, so I made him a vase. Because what straight guy doesn't love home decor!
The answer is: There are none.
Here's how I did it!

First you'll need a plain ol' vase. I used this one, from hobby lobby, because it was the cheapest!
Then, paper mache it up using strips of paper and some watered down glue. Cut the strips into pieces about 2" by .5", and mix 1 part glue with 1 part water. You can take it from there!
After you let it dry, paint it white. Then paint a neat pattern on it!
Use acrylic paint in any color you want.
Here's the pattern I used:

Don't use watercolor paint like I did, because it's likely to smear.
After you get the pattern on, let it dry. Then spray it with a clear coat of spray paint, or use another sealant.
Here's the finished product!



Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentines Day!

I've been super sick, but I didn't let that dampen my holiday cheer!

I made the boyfriend a big ol' heart card to celebrate!

I also got him a big bag of Milky Ways, and we went to go see They Might Be Giants and Jonathan Coulton in Charlotte! They were great! We got to watch lots of old people dancing, and one girl in the front row try and grab members of the band!

Here is some truly awful concert photography on my part, of Jonathan Coulton:
 And proof that Travis and I were somewhere, sometime, with a camera.

I hope everyone else had a happy Valentine's Day!

And for old time's sake:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What I Wore

Here's what I wore the 4th through the7th.
Catchin' up!

I swear I do other things with my time hold on I will find one of them to post.

Blue jeans: Old Navy
Grey jeans: JCP
Blue dress: Dillards
Orange Sweater: Forever 21
Green shirt: My boyfriend's from American Apparel
Everything else: Greatwill

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

What I Wore

What I wore on the 3rd. I was pretending it was Spring instead of February, because the weather was doing the same.

This blog is seeming kindof self-portraity right now, but I promise I have some crafts up my sleeve. I just can't post them yet!

Blazer and boots: Goodwill
Romper: Poppy Pia
Tights: Target


This is what my boyfriend and I do on the weekends. Really.

Monday, February 6, 2012

What I Wore

Here's what I wore on 2/2/12!

Blazer: Forever 21
Sweetheart jeans: Old Navy
Spin art shirt: Delia's
Boots: re-purposed from Goodwill
My necklace was a gift

Thursday, February 2, 2012

What I Wore

Here's what I wore on 2/1/12!
My shirt has little roosters on it!
The lines were done with brush and ink, and I colored it in photoshop.

Rooster shirt: Goodwill
Striped shirt: TJ Maxx
Sweetheart jeans: Old Navy
Shoes: Target
Pea necklace: Forever 21

Sketchbook Decoratin'

So I got this ugly looking sketchbook at Hobby Lobby. I will leave out my complaints on sketchbook costs nowadays.
But this sketchbook is ugly.
Do you see any flowers on it? HOW CAN I USE THIS THING.
So, I glued some brown cardstock all over it, and painted it up. With a kitty.

I used some cheap-o white tempera paint that I watered down and some Higgins ink with a brush, though I'm sure sharpie would have worked just as well.
I put yarn balls on the back.

You should paint a kitty on your sketchbook too!

I made a blog!

I am Rachel, and I'm an Illustration student.
I also do a lot of things with fabric, glue, paper, and watercolors, and I like cats a lot.
The reason for my girlish blog title will soon be no surprise, because I draw an overwhelming amount of cute couples, pretty dresses, patterns, water, floral prints, and kissing. I think I could make anything look inappropriately cute. Like a virus or a maggot. Or something.

I made this blog to hopefully join the ranks of talented crafters online, and because this site seems a little more original-content-friendly than tumblr. And by a little more I mean a lot more.

I plan on posting my art and process work, crafts, jewelry, sewing projects, "what I wore"s, and some charming anecdotes from my charming life.

And away I goooooooooo!