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http://therandomdilettante.com

It’s all ready and I’m pretty proud of it 🙂  – so hop on over and let me know what you think!!

I will start posting over there on Monday (6/23).

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June 22, 2008 at 12:17 pm Leave a comment

Renovating!

Hello hello! I know I haven’t been the best lately at blogging daily, but I wanted to let everyone know that “things” will be changing around here very soon! I’m talking MAJOR renovations people, and I’m seriously excited. I’m finally getting my own domain for my blog, and I’m even having a custom template designed for me. Told you it was exciting! I’m changing the name to the blog and everything. I’m also going to try and focus on a particular subject near and dear to my little hippie heart…..ART. All different kinds, because one thing I do believe is that art is all around us..if someone created it by hand, then it’s art to me. Some of it might just be “crafts”..I don’t think it has to be a painting, or a sculpture, it can be so many things and I plan on sharing some of my own creations as well as sharing other artists work that I particularly like or admire! I’ll have my hands full because I like tons of stuff out there..in fact I don’t think I’ve ever said I didn’t like a particular piece of art, the only thing I’ve ever said is if that art was “for me” or not. It does depend on your tastes, but regardless I will always support anyone who expresses themselves in creative ways…even those writers out there I admire…that’s definitely an art as well.

Anyway, I hope I’ve made some sense, I’m going on over 24 hours without sleep…so you know how that goes. Probably a lot of typos and other bad grammer going on!

I can’t say exactly when all the “renovations” will be done, but it shouldn’t be too long…so keep an eye out! It’s definitely going to be something special..I can feel it 🙂

June 16, 2008 at 6:37 pm 3 comments

Upcycling

Upcycling. (click or hover on the word to see the definition)

Upcycling and wanting to learn how to sew are my new favorite things. This afternoon I invested in some relatively cheap tools that will allow me to take beer bottles, wine bottles, soda pop bottles…you name it, and cut them and turn them into drinking glasses like this:

These are what I got Andrew for Father’s Day and I think he will LOVE them. He loves Corona so I thought he would think these are super cool! I got these off Etsy and was immediately curious how I could do it myself…cause lord knows I have enough wine bottles laying around! hehe. The guy that sells these only had these to offer and 2 other glasses made out of wine bottles, and besides him I couldn’t really find anyone else who was doing the same thing, so I thought, why not?? I can do this. I think they would make the perfect gift for a guy who loves a particular brand of beer, or for that classy girl like myself who enjoys a little wine every now and then and also cares about the environment. Plus, I think they would always be a conversation piece to anyone coming to your house and sitting down for a few drinks.

So anyway…

I can’t wait to get my tools in the mail and get to work! Even if I don’t sell any, I will just be happy to but my wine bottles, and Andrews random collection of different beer bottles to good use.

What do you think? Love it or hate it? Want to be the first to place a request for your type of beverage?? You know you want too!! 🙂

June 12, 2008 at 3:20 pm 2 comments

I Kissed A Girl

Where has Glenda been? Does anyone really care? If not, that’s ok…but if you have been wondering, YOU KICK ASS…cause that will make me feel better. Have you ever felt that if suddenly you were wiped off the face of the planet not a soul would notice? Invisible much? Yeah. Me too. Sometimes you just want to see someone gives a damn that isn’t “obligated” too. Anyway, I’ll stop whining now.

In other news, I don’t care if I am going to “hell” —

I LOVE this song…

CLICK TO READ THE LYRICS

Why? Cause it’s so true! Girls Women rock. No, I’m not gay. But whatever. “Us girls we are so magical, soft skin, red lips so kissable, hard to resist, so touchable…too good to deny it” – Yeah that about wraps it up.

Hate on… not sure I care. 🙂

June 4, 2008 at 12:21 pm 2 comments

Obessed

I have a new addiction…and I don’t say this lightly. It’s serious! Since I bought my first 2 quilts and received them in the mail I have been OBSESSED with quilts. I search Etsy daily for new quilts sellers have added, I’ve bought 2 quilting magazines, and might even be going to a quilting class this Saturday, or possibly next! It’s offered on post and is an all day affair where you buy the supplies needed, and you come out of it with your very own quilt YOU made. I don’t know if it’s the artist in me that’s finally woke up or what, but all of a sudden I’m taking notice of fabrics and certain patterns, and can even tell you a few fabric designers by name that I LOVE. Heather Bailey is one of them…she rocks.

Anyway, I really want to learn how to make my own quilts. It’s really all I can think about. If I didn’t have a job I would be hanging out at the fabric store half the day and the other half at Border’s looking at cool quilting books, dreaming of projects I want to start.

Crazy I know, but I am totally not kidding when I say it’s all I think about. Well, that and sleep…only because I’ve been working a lot of hours. I really want to play with the fabrics and come up with my own creation…and if I’m good at it, maybe even start up many own store on Etsy so I can put some up for sale. Of course, that’s really getting ahead of myself, but it’s where my head is going. I’m truly excited and can’t wait to learn what it takes to put a quilt together. After that…who knows…once I learn how to sew, I’d love to make handbags..maybe clothes…the options are endless.

Here’s to hoping I’m good at sewing and/or like to sew. If not I will have to stick to stalking Etsy daily so I can buy other people’s creations. That could work too! Not near as fun though!

May 28, 2008 at 3:00 am Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Dad!

I just haven’t been up to blogging lately. You could say I have a “sour attitude” in regards to it, but it could just be hormones and a fleeting thing. Wouldn’t be the first time! It could also be work getting in my way. And life. You pick.

Anyway, my main reason for the entry today was to wish my dad a HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It falls on memorial day this year, which I kind of think is a sad day, but he told me that in the past he had fond memories of having his birthday fall on the holiday…so that’s cool. I’m a bad daughter so I didn’t get him anything out in the mail yet, in fact I still have his hot dog cooker from Christmas…yeah..I suck…I know this. I made a promise to get it out to him by the end of this week though, so I’m determined to make good on it, I don’t make promises lightly.

Anyway..hope you have a great day dad, and from all of us up here in NY…

We miss you & love you 🙂

May 26, 2008 at 2:20 am 2 comments

I Heart Etsy!

Happy Friday! I made it through another week!! I pulled mad over-time but hopefully I won’t be in the near future, since we have a new group of trainees coming through at the end of next week. We shall see. People drop like flies where I work. I’m hoping I get a break for a little while though, I like my weekends off!

I have this weekend off so that makes me super happy. To compensate I have to work a crazy double shift again on Monday, but 2 straight nights of sleep will be well worth it. Plus! This Sunday is my 13th wedding anniversary! Whoo hoo!

We still have the metro bus passes we took to the court house on May 18th, 1995. It was nothing special, just a quick ceremony in front of the judge. Later that night we walked to work. We both worked at Subway in downtown Kansas City at the time and we closed it that night. Just another day for us really. Our feelings were never wrapped up in a ceremony, we knew how we felt with or without it.

Anyways. Maybe I’ll write more about it on Sunday 🙂 Or maybe not. Who knows.

Before I go I HAVE to mention my latest OBSESSION! It’s www.etsy.com and it’s where you can buy all sorts of handmade stuff that so many talented artists have made. You name it, it’s probably on the site. I broke down and bought a quilt that I couldn’t let pass by. I love quilts. Not the old fashioned type ones, but unique home-made ones. I’ve never owned one, but I do now…and I CANNOT wait to get it.

Here’s a pic:

I also got this one: (it’s small..made to be a baby quilt)

It’s from StarlitNestGifts, and from what I can see she is so talented..I don’t even know what I’m going to do with the quilts but I HAD to have them. And I’ve been working a lot, so I deserve them! hehe.

Have a great weekend everyone!!

May 16, 2008 at 10:38 am 1 comment

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