My Little Piece of The Net

Goals for the 26th year
  • Quit Smoking.

  • Write to Someone I Admire (Can be anyone from friend to celebrity).

  • Send 27 Post Cards (I miss connecting with people outside of the internet).

  • Leave the State for vacation.

  • Pay off my credit cards.

  • Give handmade gifts for special occasions. (Due to my schedule, I will give as many as I can)

  • Publish writing.

  • Sky dive or bungee jump.

  • Start a work out routine.

  • Debate with someone and try to see their side.

  • Walk for a cause.

  • Take a dance class.

  • Read a book a month (at least).

  • Give a gift to a stranger.

  • Hang out with my brother more often.

  • Seek Grammar/Writing Education Opportunities.

  • Volunteer my time outside of school.

  • Stop to reflect on the good things. (May decide to blog it, may decide to write it down in a journal).

  • Maintain a sick time balance at work.

  • Save up for a cushion/emergency fund.

  • Slumber Party/Diva Evening. (I miss sleep-overs!)

  • Learn to walk in heels!

  • Bring lunch to work (at least 3x a week).

  • Take a financial workshop.

  • Learn to cook/cook more often.

  • Go Camping!

  • Stop spending all my money on coffee!

Upcoming Crafts
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Hello there!

I've been finishing up a couple of projects. A submission for the Sublime Stiching Contest, a couple of knitting related endeavors for friends and misc. other mini-projects. When I'm not crafting, I'm reading or researching about it. Here are some fun crafts/projects I'm planning to set to work on:

1. Customized Plates: I found glass plates at Goodwill for $2. I nearly busted out in a happy dance when I saw them.

2. Crafty Coasters: I love these! I have a special idea for these but it's going to be a surprise. I'll post the finished product soon.

3. Closet Organizer: I need to get my craft supplies in order. Sewing up one of these, just seems like the answer I have been looking for.

4. We need curtains! So, seeing as how I have a sewing machine. I'm going to be trying my hand at making some. This could either be awesome or a total disaster.

5. Eventually I would really like to paint up an old luggage set. I saw an old suitcase, with Zombie Survival Bag painted on the side. I liked it but for the price, it was silly. Plus, I could make it look better.

Of course all of these projects require funds which I have none of right now. -=giggle=- So, pictures will slowly trickle in as I get $$ for them.

Oh! I have also been playing around with my lunchtime routine. Thursday, I came home from work and started messing around in the kitchen (which terrified Pete). I made little mini wraps to put into my Bento Box. They resemble egg rolls! I'm proud of myself because.. well I burn everything. LoL.

Hope everyone out there is well.

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posted by Valerie @ 10:08 PM   0 comments
Small Update
Monday, June 28, 2010
It's been a while since I posted anything on here.. yet again.

I'm currently expanding my crafting horizons. I will have pictures when I get back to my own computer. Here are some of the things I have been working on.
  1. Jewelry Creation - Mostly pendant and button rings. I'm currently looking for blanks that won't turn the finger green though. I always hated that.
  2. Embroidered Dollies/Pillows - A couple of weeks ago I started a embroidery project and thought it would look nice turned into a little pillow. I broke out the sewing machine and it turned out sooo cute! I'm going to be sewing a couple of couch pillows soon.
  3. Knitting - I have a couple of knitted coffee cozies I am going to be felting when I get home tomorrow. I'm also thinking about embelishing them with embroidery.

Whilst wandering around the Origins Merch Booth, I came upon a crafting table and got an idea for something to try. A woman was airbrushing/painting designs on luggage. I was relatively unimpressed with the quality of the work, but that was just me. However, it did give me the idea to try it myself. I contacted someone via craigslist about vintage luggage for dirt cheap. Keep an eye out for what I come up with.


posted by Valerie @ 12:04 AM   2 comments
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Crafting update to be posted soon!
posted by Valerie @ 8:49 AM   1 comments
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Name: Valerie
Home: Troy, New York, United States
About Me: I am 26 years old. I work, go to school, participate in roller derby and knit every chance I get. Oh, I also love hanging out with my boyfriend (Grim) and two cats (Kiya and Sigh).
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