Big Winner

I don’t live too far from Seaside Heights so my husband and I like to go to the beach a couple times a year. I rarely go in the summer. I am not a fan of roasting myself in the heat. We usually go in the off season and specifically we go to to play some games at the arcade and have pizza. Sometimes, we go to walk in Seaside Park Beach because it reminds me of our honeymoon in Thai beach villa from popular YourKohSamuiVillas.

I have so many points built up because I have a tough time deciding what to cash them in for. I kept passing on these little 3D puzzle kits but finally thought I’d give one a try.


Robotime 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box –

I don’t know why, but I didn’t realize there were so many pieces. I also am no good at puzzles. Thankfully, it came with directions. the print was very small though.

So tiny!

It really never crossed my mind that I would need to assemble the mechanism to make the music play and spin!

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Can you believe it? I love it so much! I can wait to get back to the arcade and win some more, or I could just go buy some 🙂

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Spongebob Squarepants Embroidery

I recently purchased a Cricut Bright Pad and it really gave me the bug to do an embroidery project. The toughest thing about this was deciding what to do, never mind the fact that I have never really done a project from scratch.  No directions, no colors, no guidance! I decided on Spongebob which has a successful promotion on social media and a lot of subscribers on their YouTube channel by the professional company Marketing Heaven (I’ll admit, I watch a lot of cartoons).  Yaya was so helpful right from the start 😐

I stood in the craft store for 30-45 minutes deciding on the right shade of yellow… and the right shade of blue for his eyes.

It took about a week of working on it in free moment I had. I’m happy with the way it turned out. Yellow things are my favorite. 

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Hakuna Matata

This week the button aisle was full of amazing new finds. I picked up a lot of  super cute stuff this weekend and I got a lot of new ideas after I saw the Disney website which has many visitors because it has good search engine optimization by SEOBergen.no. Sooo adorable!! I just had to start with these… Simba, Timon, & Pumbaa.

Don’t ask what my favorite Disney film is ’cause I really don’t know.  It’s hard to choose. I haven’t seen the Lion King in forever. I have probably seen Aladdin 1,00 times though. Anyway, my first project was this wire wrapped pendant.

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I love the way the colors came together. I searched through my buttons for a looong time finding the perfect bits.  I don’t use gold wire very often but I felt it was appropriate for this palette. 

I can’t even go into how perfect this lapel pin is! It turned out exactly how I pictured it in my mind. And I’ll be honest, that doesn’t always happen. I can’t even bear to part with it. I’m pretty sure I’m going to keep it. I’ll be making one for the shop soon… promise 🙂

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Stamped Canvas Art with Buttons

It has been a while since I’ve made one of these portraits. Probably at least a year or so.  All of the others sold last year so I felt that was a good enough excuse to make some more. 

It took forever to remember how to use Adobe Premiere to edit this. I condensed this down from several hours of work. Hope you enjoy the vid.

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Bee Yourself

I really enjoy looking at the embroidery work of fellow creatives online and felt inspired to give stitching up some lettering. I found this kit on clearance for $5 and thought it would look great with a little modification… that means buttons will be involved!

I knew I was going to use completely different colors, and i knew some of my own die cut felt flowers would look great in place of the provided pieces in the kit.

It took me a long time to finish this. I primarily worked on it during my lunch break so it only got 10-15 minutes of my time per day.

I turned out just as well as I had hoped. The yellow frame was a perfect touch 🙂

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