Posted in Crochet, DIY

Martianed Up-cycled Blouse

I had a blouse I bought at Target, then got lost in Pinterest. What’s Pinterest you ask? It’s my kryptonite. I get lost in there if I’m not searching for anything specific. Don’t get lost in there folks, it’s crazy sauce!

This was the idea I saw:

I decided to do something different. This is the shirt I had on hand and the yarn I wanted to use:



I decided I want to cut the back out of this shirt and go from there. BUT NOTE: If you are deciding whether you want to do this or not PLEASE crochet the piece first THEN do your cutting, to make sure the piece is the right size!!!

As noted, the crochet pieces were made first then tacked on to the shirt:



Then the sewing started. Not easy since you have to make sure the sewing doesn’t cause the shirt to bunch. I used my mannequin to accomplish this and doing so slowly which is very rewarding!

This is the finished work:







Posted in Crafty, DIY

Homemade Lipstick!!!!!

Made from what you ask? CRAYONS!!!!

Here are the supplies:


  • Crayons in your color of choice
  • Shea Butter
  • Coconut Oil
  • A Saucer Pan
  • A small glass dish
  • Stirrers of some kind
  • A portable container for your lipstick
  • Essential oils (optional)

Here’s a picture step-by-step instructions in picture form:

1: Put water in the pan, put small glass dish in the water. Heat it up on medium heat.



2: Using a stirrer, put a small amount of shea butter in the bowl.



3: Put a larger amount of coconut oil.


4: Melt both.


5: Pick your crayon of choice. For every half crayon added after this point add a little more coconut oil. (keeps it smooth)



6: Drop in your crayon piece:


When it melts, it’ll look like this:



7: Sometimes, its ok to try it at this point.



8: In this case, I didnt like it so……



So I added white (I also added more coconut oil)



For a perfect color:


Then when you are ready to pour it out, carefully take the bowl out of the water. Putting your desired case/holder on a paper towel for easy clean-up. And pour! This is the finished product.






Posted in Crafty, Crochet, DIY, Random Posts

Is it WORLDWIDE or NATIONAL Crocheting and Knitting In Public Day?

I am getting mixed info on this…. this one is for KNITTING! What? nothing for CROCHET!? 

1. There seems to be a war between knitters and crocheters….I have friends who are knitters. (like its a race or something LOL!!!)

2. And why am I JUST hearing about this Knit and Crochet In Public Day?! UGH! 

ok Im done.

My plans: I am going to a local park this Saturday in Downtown Raleigh across from my studio. I have an unusable bike that was donated to me and im going to yarnbomb it!!!! IN PUBLIC! PEOPLE STARING AT ME! THINKING IM CRAZY AND STUFF! yes, I lost my marbles.  But Im going to have so much fun doing it. WHAT ARE YOU GUYS DOIN? DO YOU HAVE ANY INFO ON THIS? DO YOU WANT TO THROW ENCOURAGEMENT MY WAY?