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Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Jean Shorts

Hiya Everyone!

Blog posts might not be very consistent over the next few weeks as I'm working on some very big projects (a teaser is scheduled for next week!) that will be taking up the majority of my time. However, when they're finished, I'll have some Extra-Special Extra-Long Super Duper Craftalicious posts for you!

But between now and then, some smaller projects will have to tide y'alls over. How about some jean shorts, huh?

I picked up these fabulous Anne Taylor boot cut jeans at Goodwill Boutique at least 8 months ago with the intention of hemming them so they would actually fit. #verticallychallenged

Buuuuut as you can see, that didn't end up happening and after accidentally butchering my other pair of jean shorts I decided to finally take these pants off the shelf and put them into rotation.

My mom helped me trace around the pant leg at the length I wanted and then I chopped the legs off (after quick prayer to some choice higher powers to let me not butcher these like I did the last ones). 

I folded up the bottom of the hem to avoid fraying strings (so unattractive!) and tacked it on the sides so I wouldn't have to refold them every time I put them on.

And that's that! A nice, easy project that I will wear again and again!
-Taft WK

Friday, May 2, 2014

Secret Scorer Banner

Hi y'all's!

Sorry this post is a few days late. I've been doing community service with my classmates and have been too exhausted at the end of the day to write a new post. 

So, my lacrosse team has a tradition called Secret Scorer, where we pick a name out of a basket at the beginning of the season and give the person a gift every home game. You have to keep your identity a secret (by leaving the gift on their locker or having a friend give it to them) until the last game of the season when you do The Big Reveal. 

And that moment has come, my friends. Lacrosse season is over (thorn: I won't be hanging out with my team any more, bright side: more crafting time!) and my Big Reveal (Taft-Style-And-On-A-Budget) has been cobbled together in a matter of 8 minutes and wrapped before the glue dried (it was also On-A-Schedule). 


I used black and yellow (our school colors) (gold, actually, not yellow) (but seriously, have you ever seen gold felt?) (is it grammatically correct to put multiple parenthetical statements in a row?) (idk, headed to google right now to find the answers to those questions...)

And my teammate loved it! She gave me a big hug after she opened it :)

I'm absolutely going to make a banner like this again. It's super easy, can be personalized and doesn't take a lot of time! (Perfect for On-A-Budget/On-A-Schedule, which is how I spend most of my life)

Excuse any formatting errors, readers. I'm typing this on my phone while on the bus to our last game. 
-Taft WK