Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Emo Wednesday

I notice that a lot of my favorite bloggers use the days of the week to spotlight things on their blog. I've always thought that was a really clever, but could never come up with something that a lot of other people aren't doing.

...until yesterday.

I really have to stop for a moment, and thank Ms. Steph Cortes (aka @nerdJERK on Twitter) for this brilliant idea. 

I tweeted yesterday about feeling a little blue about a book I was reading. The book isn't sad. However, the sad part was I bought the book used, and it looks like no one has ever read it before me. I know that's something stupid to be sad about. Seems like I was feeling a wee bit emo. I think Steph recognized that, and said I should document the moment by photographing the book at my feet, wearing a pair of Doc Martens while listening to The Cure.

The result was this picture:

She said she couldn't believe I had the perfect emo package, and felt it was something I should blog about. After joking about what other photos I can take to capture my emo moments,  it really hit me that this would be an awesome idea to continue.

So, there it is. Emo Wednesdays. Mostly, I'm going to be poking fun at myself, how emo and overly emo I can be. This isn't meant to offend anyone, so apologies in advance if you're among the offended. If I do cross the line, don't hesitate to let me know.

Also, Going to attempt to incorporate some emo crafts - whatever those may be ;)
May even ask some of you to guest post !

Until next time,
                Happy Crafting!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

What's In a name ...

As you can probably tell, I have changed the name of my blog. 

Tried to pick something to appeal to my crafty side, and my love of pirate culture. It's to coincide with the soon-to-be relaunch of my etsy shop. I know, I know... I keep talking about it. You surely can understand! Life has gotten in the way. Trying as hard as I can to stick to my commitment to myself to get listings up on etsy A S A P.

Other than that, I've been reading. A LOT. Over the last 5 days, I've read 4 books.

    An awesome trilogy. Young adult books, yes - but they are nowhere NEAR a "light read".

    A novel by the Crafty Chica. Great book!
    It's been a whirlwind of words. I tend to be a bit of a speed reader. I mean, c'mon! I need to be a speed reader with two small boys in the house.  Why am I talking about books when this is my craft blog? Well, writing is a craft. Plain and simple.

    Speaking of books and the 'Hunger Games' , I need to be off. My sister and I are going to see the movie. I'm excited! Successfully read the entire first book last Thursday,  and finished the last book today. Ha! Makes sense that I should celebrate by criticizing the movie.
              I kid! I kid!
    Seriously. I won't do that.

    This has been a mini blog post, brought to you by fal00la. lol

    What do YOU think of the new layout, and name?