Monday, January 23, 2012

New Addition

I know what your thinking ... && NO BABIES FOR EMMIE OR LU!!!! hahahaha

The new addition is to our Etsy store! 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

a Change in focus

Although I seem to be writing into a black hole of nothing I still find it neccessary to let that 'nothing' understand what it is that Emmie Lu desires to become. A change in focus will hopefully soon propel Emmie Lu into more than just a way to escape from reality and into something that others can enjoy as well.

I know my ideas are worth dwelling upon. The jumbled mess of glue and sprinkles that has accumulated in my brain may be clouding my judgement but I can't help but to think that I would not have been given these talents and ideas if there were not other people in the world who were desperately looking for them. So I change my focus. Instead of throwing my ideas onto a page lost in the never ending world of craft blogs, I will focus on pure creation && then instead scatter my ideas in as many social media worlds possible and hope that I catch someones attention. At this point in my life it is not about the money, it is about knowing that my ideas are valid and that I am not the only one who finds flowers made of yarn and decoupaged magazine pages mesmerizing and magical. I will no longer look at the audience I am creating for & just create for myself.

By the time September rolls around I hope to have found my footings & will go to the Paulding Meadows Arts & Craft show with works of art I am proud to own ... & that people will beg to buy from me :)


Friday, January 6, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to the uninterested world wide web. 

A few changes this year: 
1. I have business cards ... YAY :) 
2. I am beginning to prep for my first ever CRAFT SHOW! 
3. My biggest resolution is to post something new at least once a month. 

We will see how this goes :)

My newest projects are some hanging photo boards I made last night. Of course all of the supplies were either found at yard sales, goodwill, or recycling bins :)

Saturday, November 5, 2011

As Promised ...

I promised pics of all of the projects I plan to tackle at my new home && I have officially checked one thing off of my list! I keep seeing these great stenciled walls all over the internet and thought I would use the technique to spice up my hall bathroom. 

I created my own pattern using construction paper and then duplicated it onto thick cardboard to make tracing easier. I tested it out on a dry-erase board to make sure I had a good idea what the end result would look like. 

I taped a small level to the piece of cardboard to make sure I held the stencil even && traced it with a light pencil. It took me about an hour to trace the entire closet. 

The painting took the longest but was surprisingly easy. I used a 1/4 inch flat paint brush and didn't pay too much attention to detail. I used 2 shades of green and alternated them along the entire wall. It took me about 2 hours to paint the entire closet but it was entirely worth it. 

&& the final product ...

Now on to tackle the next project ... loving the new house!!!


Monday, October 31, 2011

We ♥ Halloween!

Halloween is such a crafters holiday. When else can you try your hand at making any costume you desire & then prance it around the neighborhood for every one to see. [and the sugar rush from all the candy is inspiration to the heart!!]. 

This year I made a darling Princess Leia costume for myself & a vest for my hunny to be Hans Solo. We looked pretty fantastic ... but silly me forgot to take pictures at our party on Saturday. My most exciting project for this years festivities was a beautiful crown for my sweet niece, Lily. She wanted to be Glinda the Good Witch and everyone knows the crown is the most important part!!! 

Pics for Proof of just how darling she is: 

Im sure there will be more pictures off all of my Halloween Festivities && definitely a lot more crafting coming up in the next few weeks gearing up for Christmas :) 

Friday, October 7, 2011

3rd Place Prize !!!

It was like Christmas Morning yesterday when I opened up my mailbox to find my 3rd place prize from The Toasted Coconut!!

Look at all of my goodies ...

This adorable headband is my favorite
&& Look - even something for my adorable nieces to fight over :)

Thanks so much to Emily from The Toasted Coconut!!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Finally ... PICTURES

With all of the craziness this week I took a short break today to take some photos to share!! 

I am OBSESSED with funky wall art - seriously, its a problem. So I decided to take that to a new extreme in my new home. My first project was the laundry room! 

I have completed 3 out of the 4 pieces to adorn the walls above my washer/dryer :)

I can't wait to finish the rest && arrange them all together and give my boring laundry room some personality!