Wooden Geometric Necklace

Hey, everyone!

I just wanted to share a quick little project I did this week!

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I made a geometric necklace using some wooden pieces I had lying around. I’m really not sure where they came from, but does that really matter???

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I used my paint markers to draw on a geometric blue and gold design, then added the components to make them necklace pendants.
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From there it was simple to attach them to a chain, and I was good to go!
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Hope you guys like this little snippet of my crafty life!

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-The Whale

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Fun With Hair Chalk

Hey there, everyone!

So one thing that has made me particularly sad lately (besides the fact that we just received ANOTHER snow storm after I thought it might be over!) is seriously missing my tealish ombre hair! I was in love with that hair… but I was only able to keep it for a month or so before I acquired a more professional job… and thus had to opt out of just regular brown to blonde ombre hair…. which don’t get me wrong, I love my hair that way too, but the teal was just so much more fun!

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Anyways, I had known about hair chalk for some time now, but it wasn’t until I watched this video on hair chalking with normal soft pastels you could find in pretty much any craft store that I became VERY interested. I instantly headed to the nearest crafting store (Michaels in my case) and grabbed up a 36 pack of soft pastels for less than $4! I was pretty stoked.
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Hair chalking with the pastels is super easy! Just make sure you brush out your hair before you start. The video suggests using gloves; I didn’t, and it was fine, but it probably depends a lot on the color you choose.

To get on with it, take a small section of your hair and dampen it with some water. Also dampen the pastel you’ve chosen, but not too much. We don’t want it to turn to mush.
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Now apply the pastel to the section of dampened hair moving it in one direction from the top of the section you want colored to the tips of your hair. Repeat this on sections of your hair until you’ve applied the color everywhere you want it to be.

Now that that’s done, blow dry the damp, colored parts of your hair. Once its all dry, apply hair spray. This kind of seals the pastels in place. After that you can go ahead and style your hair normally with a curling or flat iron! Avoid brushing as much as you can though as the chalk will come out some every time you do. Now enjoy you’re fun colored hair!

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Don’t worry, it washes out pretty easily. I’m pretty excited to try a bunch of different colors for different occasions! Maybe I’ll do a green for St. Patrick’s day or something!

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-The Whale

Geometric Blanket

Hello, hello!

I have a new crochet project to share today! (I’m sure you notice my crochet posts become more common during the colder months!)

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I was inspired to make a geometric type blanket after I saw a similar one on Pinterest.
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To create this blanket, I crocheted strips of hexagons, sort of like super long granny squares, in various patterns and colors, and then connected them together.
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I’m pretty pleased with this one! I now have a desire to attempt more geometric sort of designs… maybe a triangle blanket? Time will tell!

-The Whale

It is Now Crochet Season!

Hey there!

So as of late [as I am sure you have all noticed] the weather has been leaning towards the chilly side. I can’t say I’m exactly the biggest fan of colder weather, winter is definitely my least favorite season, but I do like warm sweaters, hot cocoa, fuzzy blankets, and of course crochet! Oh I also like delicious pumpkin lattes in my favorite kitty mug! :]

Now, I am by no means a master crocheter, but I am proud to say I can whip up a pretty decent scarf! I picked up this hobby about two years ago while living in the dorms. My roommate started doing it and it captured my interest. She is my best friend and also my crafting partner in crime!

I was inspired as of late by one of my favorite blogs and decided that I’m going to take on a new project. I’m going to attempt to create a granny square blanket! I started the process a few days ago and have already have a small stack of squares to boast of.

I think I may have had a slight obsession with the color blue while purchasing my yarn last year. I’ll for sure have to keep a lookout for sales at Hobby Lobby and Joannes on yarn so I can broaden my blanket’s colors!

Well, that is all I have for now. I will certainly keep you updated on the progress of my blanket! Until then, check out my Etsy Shop!

-The Whale