'Tis the Season for Gardening!

Well I got up this morning feeling a little down. It was drizzling and that meant that we could not start our Christmas decorations. It was a bit of a pain, but one thing really brighten up my day. When I went out this morning my morning glory vine bloomed, for the very first time. It is just beautiful. There are a couple vines all growing on the same pole in front of my house, but this blossom is growing on the largest of the vines. I am just beyond thrilled. I did not plant these vines too long ago and already they are looking beautiful.
In other great flowering news, my azaleas are blooming. I have mini azaleas growing in front of my house. They were planted by the previous owner and bloom every year. They are not diseased it was just drizzling when I took the picture. I love the azaleas when they are in bloom, such a beautiful color. When they are not in bloom they do look subtly boring. Well I live in a small guest house on my parent's property, so they have their own garden, which I do help with from time to time. In there garden they have a sub citrus garden. Well their oranges are becoming ripe and it is wonderful! This is a picture of a piece of fruit we picked this morning. I am so proud of this orange it was beautiful, tasty, and I thought, could have been sold in a grocery store. YEA for gardening. Flowers are beautiful and inviting but it is hard to compare them to how satisfying eating the fruits of your labor are.
Yours in DIY-Glory

Amigurumi Galore

Well I have been crocheting, obviously. Many of these patterns came from various amigurumi books, but some I did find online.In the picture there is a mouse, gnome, 2 aliens, 2 mario mushrooms, geisha, hippo, dragon, piece of sushi, and a lone octopus. I have many more crocheted cuties coming up!!!
Yours in DIY Glory,


Handmade Owl Stamp

I recently saw a tutorial link on one of my favorite blogs, Dollar Store Crafts. The article linked to Obsessively Stitching's post on how to make handmade rubber stamps! Well I had some spare easers on hand and I decided to try out this craft. I am currently obssessed with owls! I even want to decorate my future classroom (currently a teaching major) with owls. Well I carved out the design with a tack and a loom hook. I do not have the cuticle remover that the blog suggests. This is a fun crafts. I suggest it! I may make some more stamps, who knows! Haha, thank you and Happy Vetrans Day!
Yours in DIY-Glory,


Polyer Beads and Charms

One of my friends recently gave me some polymer clay. I had never used it before, but it was alot of fun. I made some tie dyed beads from some of the little projects that I messed up. I also made a flower charm, flower button, two cupcakes, a few rosettes, and a lollipop. I know you can not see it all from the picture, but I enjoy the artsy feeling of the picture. Well I enjoyed this craft very much. If anyone knows any good polymer clay websites or tutorials I would love to know about them. =]
Yours in Noob-Glory,