40 Dollars Later…

Yesterday after work I headed up to Michaels, which is located on the Upper West Side. This store recently opened, and I think I have already been there 10 times. Yesterday I went in search of vellum paper for a new craft project that I was hoping to do at the hospital next week.

Unfortunately they didn’t carry the paper; however, I was able to find $40 worth of things they did carry that I didn’t even know that I needed! As I walked up and down the aisles, things practically jumped into my basket. I purchases spools of ribbon, a variety pack of foam paper, beads and so much more.

How lucky am I that I decided to make an impromptu trip to Michaels? I am still trying to figure out how I lived before without all of the things I purchased.

Do It Yourself

Over the past year or so I have seen a trend in jewelry of mixing pearls with floral brooches. I think they look pretty sweet and would like to note that I wore a necklace similar to these back when I was 6 or 7. Clearly I was ahead of the trend then.

I decided to make my own necklace modeled after this style.

I bought faux pearls from Michael’s craft store and used a pair of clip on earrings that my grandmother had given me a few years back.

I am the first to admit that this necklace isn’t perfect but I made it myself. There are many things that you can do yourself, and with my newly installed craft desk, I hope to post more often about things I have done myself. And hopefully they give you some inspiration and ideas for your own DIY projects.