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Thursday, November 14, 2013

DIY Minnie and Mickey Bookmarks

 I came across a picture of Minnie and Mickey bookmarks made out of some type of fabric material . I thought they were the cutest thing ! Its a nice His and Hers gift for a couple that likes to read books. I thought I would re-create it and give it my own twist to it, and here it is ! Ta Da !

You will need : Black paper, red paper, scissors, and glue, white piece of paper, and a hole puncher.

Step 1: Cut out to identical rectangles from both the red paper and the black paper. I did not measure mine, I just eyeballed it. The bigger the rectangles the bigger the bookmark itself will be. 

step 2: Now that you have two black and red rectangles, your going to want to cut one of them in half (horizontally) .

step 3: Now, your going to take a small red rectangle and lay it on top of the lower part of the bigger black rectangle. Your going to want to the same thing on the big red rectangle and the small black rectangle . place the small black rectangle on the top half of the big red rectangle . So you have something that looks like this :

step 4: glue together 

step 5: now that you have them glues down . glue down the big red rectangle and black rectangle together. Just make sure that you glue them black to back and the smaller rectangles are on the outside, Your also going to want to make sure that the bottom of both sides and red and the top of both sides are that you have the "body" done , put them aside so that you can get started on the ears.

step 5: draw four circles on a separate piece of black paper . To get that nice straight edge, i used my glue stick cap. 

step 6: cut out the circles 

step7: place the circles on the top corners of the body on one side .

step 8: flip the body over and glue the circles on the top corners again, make sure that your ears are on point 

step 9: take out your white piece of paper and start hole punching 

Step 10 place the circles on the red part of the body . If your doing Minnie your going to want to have a couple of the white circles . If your doing mickey your going to only need two. In my case i used 12 white circles for Minnie, 6 on the back and 6 in the front. For Mickey I used 4 white circles, 2 in the back and two in the front 

If your doing Minnie then your going to want to cut out two boys and place the in the between the two ears , front and back 

The reason why I did this bookmark they way I did was because I wanted to add weight to my bookmark. I  didn't want my bookmark to fold easily. I also did two "bodies" because i didn't want one side too fell heavier that the other or to feel the bumps either.. I did it the way I did it so that the bookmark itself would be equally balanced. . When it come to the ears I didn't want you the ears to be showing just on one side that why i cut out four ears to make them double sided. I don't know if it makes sense but it makes sense in my head lol and the bookmark came out the way I wanted to.

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Putting Together A Living Room

                                             Today's entry will be about interior design 
In the near future I will have to move out and move on , on my own. It will be hard to do so. I enjoy interior design so I have already decided on the theme that I would like to have when I have my own place. I like modern designs but I also like antique designs, At first I wanted all the furniture to be black. As I grew i realized that black, thick, bulky might not be the best idea. I feel that if i do go for thick black bulky furniture I'm going to have no room and I'll be depressed all the time. I have seen more interior designs and i really like the modern that consists of more white furnitre. I personally dont want white furniture because it gets dirty really easily. But the fact that i want a hint of a antique feeling to the theme i want everything to be a slee of white color. I will post pictures of all the themes and furniture that I like.
This picture for example is something I really like. The table isnt a white color , its more like a creamy white color. The bottom of the table gives the "look" a edgy modern "look" or "feel". I dont really like the chairs so much. I would change the chairs to a different desgin or change the wooden feet to it. In general this something I like.

This other picture is a good example of the pop of colors. My plan is to have creamy furniture but with a pop of color here and there. The rug, the pillows and the curtains have a pop of color and that is exactly what I want. Depending on what color I want i can change out the curtains, the rugs, and the pillows to a red or purple or black with out having to worry about painting the walls or changing out the furniture.This picture is also a good picture that shows the feeling of modern but antique at the same time. The table in the middle is is very modrn and very sleek but the sofas and the chairs five a antique "feel" to it. The thins i don't like about this picture is the color of the walls.

Carmen Ottoman

Carmen love seat

Carmen Sofa

Carmen Chair
I was in Pier 1 imports website and i came across these sofas. I think they are super cute. I really like these. There is different shades, There is the "Ecru" and there is also the "Flax". At first i didn't know what it was but i was reading and Flax is a little darker than the ecru. i personally prefer the Ecru. Carmen Ottoman=269.99. Carmen love seat = 599.99. Carmen Sofa=699.99 . Carmen Chair=549.99
Another good sofa can be this one right here. Its sold in Ikea for $459.99. The name of this sofa is Samuel.To be honest I like Carmen a little better because if the studs that it has, it gives it a little bit of edginess to the sofa. But I also like Samuel because of the material. In the pictures it seems to be shiny which to me it seems like if you were to accidentally spill liquids Samuel wouldn't absorb as easily as Carmen. Carmen has more of a cotton-like material which can easily get stained especially if it white .

Terms: Shabby Chic & Loft

                                                                           Shabby Chic
So as I was searching and i realized that Shabby Chic is the theme that I want for a small condo or apartment. That is the official word that described the type of theme that I like.
I also came across the word loft. Loft is a living space were it has a somewhat second floor.

This is a example of a loft. It has a second floor to it but its in a open space with no walls.... if that makes any sense haha.

Monday, November 19, 2012

Soo...  I honestly don't know were I should start. I really want to get a blog started because it will be helpful in the future when i want to look into the past . I guess it could be  called a diary but i'm typing not writing so it can be called a .... cyber diary or something lol. Ill figure this out but my goal is to wright something new everyday and maybe if I don't have anything to write about then i'll think about something productive to do. I just want my 'life' or some parts of my life to be written down some were. I'm obviously not going to write everything about  my life because then we would be getting to personal there lol. I just want my life to be not as boring. In fact my life is starting to be more busy..if you will .. lol. I have a lot of things planed that I want to do soon. Along with this blog I will be having "bucket list". There is just things in life that i might want to do this year or 10 years from now that i wouldn't be able to remember off the top of my head. There is so many lists that i have started but somehow they just end up running away with all the ideas I had written down.I know it wont be easy writing everything down at first but hopefully ill get better at writing things down on here and eventually get the hang of it <3

Sunday, August 12, 2012