Archive for August, 2011

you are my sunshine?

i am not sure why there is a question mark in there….i guess i just wanted to keep it interesting.

so i found this craft on a blog that was linked back to etsy, but by the time i had gotten to it, i had been sold.

bummer city……population one.

fast forward to a couple months later:

i was walking with my sister-in-laws and we came across a piece of wood that was the same size as the sign i had seen on etsy that was no longer available in this world( i am being dramatic). I was really excited about this wood but i got too nervous to take it off the curb(it had been there for months, but i was still a nervous nelly)….but not jessica. she grabbed it and gave it to me as a hostess gift. best hostess gift EVER!

now to the craft:

i just painted a thin layer of white paint so you can still see some of the wood.

then with my stencils and stencil brush i made it happen( maybe i should clarify, by making it happen i just mean i stenciled the words on)

side note:

Rufus was making me very nervous this whole time. i could see in her eyes how bad she wanted to take the stencils and run.

i know what you are thinking…..”destiny why is there only one picture of this? i want to see it from different angels”

the reason behind that is because to the right of this is another craft project i have been working on but you have to wait til next week, or the week after that…i wanted it to be a surprise….and then you will see it in all its glory.

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Totes McGotes.


now before you get super impressed with me i have to tell you that i DID NOT make the actual canvas tote.

I bought the tote at a local craft store.

…but the stripes were all me.

i found this craft on a blog called “say yes to hoboken”

she always has fun simple crafts on there.

at any rate, this is a pretty easy one.

i just put duct tape on the parts i didn’t want painted and then i took  a stencil paint brush and went to town.

that is all there is to it.

however, i looked at my finished bag and decided it was missing something. something i love more then stripes. MASON JARS.

so i stamped a mason jar and called it a day.

…just in time to go to the beach.

new jewelry!!!

i finally got around to taking pictures of all my new jewelry for the summer.

it was one of my summer goals.

i sure do wish i took more photography classes in college…that would have come in handy.

but i did just invest in a tripod so now the pictures don’t come out all blurry due to my shaky hand.

please go to my etsy page and check them out.

http://www.destinyray.com

http://www.etsy.com/shop/destinyray

here is a sneaky peak: