Archive for September, 2010

headboard confessionals.

…do you get it?

instead of “dashboard confessionals”  the band?

This weekend avery and i did what we said we were going to do…we made a headboard!

it turned out better than i thought it could, especially for how much it cost us.

i realize though that i set the bar really high for this “crafting blog”. i should have started out with showing you my bottle cap magnets, but instead i chose the headboard.  so i guess what i am saying is it’s going to be all downhill from here.

i am only half kidding.

here are the details about our headboard:

*we got all the instructions and list of supplies from http://www.designsponge.com, this is one of my favorite blogs.  it was so helpful. it even had a play by play video on how to do it. so if you are considering making your own i would highly recommend going there.   i am not even going to attempt to tell you how to make it because design sponge does the best job.

* it only cost $50 and 2 1/2 hours….thats pretty good eh?

* we got most of the supplies from IKEA( the fabric and padding)

the project called for quilt batting and 2 inches of foam…..we decided to not go that route  and instead we bought 2 mattress pads. i wish i could say that was my idea, but it was averys. i hate it when he thinks of great ideas before i think of them.

HELPFUL HINTS:

*it was nice having 2 people do this project. it is very important to have one of those persons  to be a perfectionist who may or may not  be an engineer.

*lock your cat in a room while making the headboard. i got pretty mad at rufus. she was not helpful one iota.

*get your fabric from IKEA. it is inexpensive and its good quality. i mean i am no seamstress but i thought it was pretty nice.

* go nuts with the staple gun! no one sees the back of your headboard so i would staple the craft out of it….did you get my pun?…it was intended.

if i were to rate this project on a scale of 1 to 10….1 being that the headboard is in the trash and avery and i are in a fight . and then 10 being i would maybe want to start a headboard making buisness…..i think i would say it was an 8…which means i am very happy that i have a headboard right now and it does not look ugly.

i am still trying to figure out how to place the pictures where i want them on this blog.  ideally i wanted them at the bottom of the post. instead they are placed randomly above the post.  you can’t win them all right?

here goes something.

it appears that i started a blog. i am excited about it. to be honest i really don’t know how to begin. i feel a lot of pressure to make this first post the best post of my life. i don’t think it will be. i do however think it will be informative. so i am going to structure this first post like people have been frequently asking me these questions i am about to answer, when in fact i am asking them to myself.

1.)what will you find at destiny craft her pants?

as many of you know, or maybe don’t know i make jewelry. it is my passion and also my career. when i am not creating jewelry i like to take a break and do crafts…what it comes down to is i can’t stop creating. the day i stop creating is the day i die(i know that sounds very dramatic and harsh, atleast thats what avery thinks)but it’s true. so this blog will show you NEW jewelry from destinyray.com, and then also other art endeavors.

2.)what will you NOT find at destiny craft her pants?

capitalization and really good writing.

i am not very good with my syntax ( that means sentence structure) to be honest i probably didn’t use that correctly.

and i just don’t like to capitalize plain and simple.

why the name destiny craft her pants?

i picked that name for several reasons. i wanted in the blog title to have some hint of it being craft/art/d.i.y related since that is what my blog is about. i also like to make people laugh and out of the 6 people i told that “oops i craft my pants” was an option they laughed when its words were uttered. thats 6 out of 6 who laughed, thats 100%. so they left me no choice but to name it that…however, “oops i craft my pants” has already been taken so my next best option was “destiny craft her pants”. i am happy to say that i like the ending result.

did you have other blog names you were thinking of?

yes.

what were they?

her name was lola. (i am just in love with the name lola)

create or die. (which avery said was too harsh)

one iota. (its a fun word)

destiny ray (someone already has a website with the name destiny ray, you should check it out, its destinyray.com)

do you already have a first art project in store?

as a matter of fact i do. this weekend avery and i are making a headboard for our bed. i have been wanting one for such a long time, but i always told myself that i would wait to get a headboard and netflix with my husband. i ended up getting netflix 6 months before i got married, and i don’t regret it. but i am glad to be making this headboard with avery. i am pretty pumped about this project. normally i do my crafts alone so its exciting to have avery as my right hand man.