Monday, February 27, 2012


Was the poet meant to be bound by such follies as iambic pentameter or form?
Was the shark meant to be taught to swim?

Was the artist meant to submit to such limitations as shading and layering?
Was the lion meant to hunt only gazelles?

Was the singer meant to fail if unable to read dots on-and-between lines?
Was the jay meant to be caged?

Sorry. >3> I was quite peeved in literature class today and this was the result.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Spring Break Survival Kit

Ahh, spring break!

This is my second year truly celebrating this beautiful week off school.

Last year, I fell in love.

Honduras stole my heart and one day I WILL own a private hotel there.

This year, I'll be visiting Gulf Shores, Alabama! I've been there many-a-time as a child and now I'm taking my boyfriend and his brother to visit the sunny beach!

I love to plan ahead so today I rushed to Dollar Tree (I pretty much live there) and picked up some supplies for the roadtrip!

I decided to get a few things for Joan (Joe-ahn, my boyfrannnn) and his brother Richard.

Then I decided it'd be cute to make a Spring Break survival kit!

So here goes!

Things you'd need on a roadtrip or a beach trip, such as...

  • Travel-size sunscreen
  • Water bottle (Dollar Tree has new cute fold-away goat-skin-shaped bottles!)
  • Travel-size Germ-X
  • Lotion
  • Travel-size shampoo (I like to steal them from hotels on occasion... >3> Shh!)
  • Candies
  • Band-aids
  • Pocket tissues
  • Gum
  • Anything you'd like to receive! :)

Place the items in a cute container! I decorated a bucket, that way it's like an ode to the beach!

I decorated this one with stickers and put something under the items so they stick out of the top.~
Or simply use an old jar without a lid and tie some decorative ribbon around the neck.

I hope your recipient enjoys their Spring Break present~!


Saturday, February 25, 2012

Bubble Party??

Good morning.

Today, I'll be attending a party.

But not just any party.

...No, not that kind of party.

A scrapbook party~!

I told my neighbor this and he replied, "A scrap. book. party." with a smile like this:

...How do you respond to that with anything but awkwardly shuffling away?

So, yes. A scrapbook party. Well, more of a Stampin' Up party. Ever heard of it?

Ms. Angela often opens her home for a bunch of ladies to invade and use her scrapbooking/stamping/sewing tools. I find it more than appropriate to take this opportunity to bring a bunch of my "I'll do that someday" projects and git-r-dun!

This represents both my love of cats and tackling my projects...

Friday, February 24, 2012

All Naturale

Here's the infomercial I made today. This was probably the most fun video yet. X)
I wish my eyebrows could be that sexy in real life...

Thursday, February 23, 2012


Today's video is a no-go! ( X _ X )
I'm supposed to work with dots.
I needed something from the store and, as usual, bought everything BUT what I needed.
So! Tomorrow I will be posting a double-feature video-- or, a video with two crafts.~

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Oh, goodness, Gabi's in the kitchen again!

The still-shots are always an assortment of funny faces...
I permit thee to skip all my boring nonsense to se the Mardi Gras float I made for my nephew.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Upcycle Your Old Plastic Tablecloth

...into decorative flowers! These take less than a minute once you get the hang of them.~


-String/yarn/something to tie
- Plastic table cloth

1. Cut a square of the tablecloth.

2. Hold it as shown.

3. Grip it as shown and then twist the bottom and top in opposite directions.

4. The top should look something like this mess:

5. Tie the part you were holding.

6. Trim off the closed bottom of the flower.

7. Trim up the top until the flower looks satisfactory.

Now you're finished!

Use the flowers to brighten up a wreath,
to tie around boring jar necks,
or however your creative mind can think to use them! :)

Easy-Peasy Halloween Crafts/Decor

Last Halloween, I went craft-crazy because I threw a party!

Here are a few simple ideas that you can do just from looking at the pictures! (My favorite crafts to make are those which require no instruction.) Enjoy!!

Mummy-wrapped drink bottle and decoration!
I used recycled paper and Elmer's glue--
you don't need a hot glue gun to be crafty!
(Use a funnel to clean and put drink inside if desired!)

This one was an original idea. :)
I used double-sided tape, a cleaned can,
tissue paper, and construction paper.

Made with staples and construction paper.
(Vines twirled with scissors.)

A very simple craft for the kiddos!
Choose Halloween-colored construction paper
and staples (or glue if you have time), and you're good to go!

I made this as a game!
Guests reach inside Frankenstein's head
and try to guess what Halloween-themed
item is within! I placed plastic fork prongs
inside to be 'vampire teeth.'
Make sure you stress that it's a
Halloween-themed item
so no one says "broken forks"
like half of my guests...

Simple Hand-Sewn-and-Stuffed Felt Pillow

Or "pillur," as I like to call it.

Finished Product:

Supplies (not all pictured):

  • 2 matching sheets of felt for the pillow itself
  • 1 piece of red felt for decoration
  • Any additional decorating materials you'd like
  • Needle & thread
  • Stuffing (buy depending on desired softness)
  • Scissors
  • Sharpie, pen, pencil (something that will shown up on your decorating thread)

1. Cut out a heart (or whatever desired shape/word) from the red felt.

2. Sew the heart onto one sheet of the felt.

3. Begin sewing the two matching sheets of felt together. Once you've sewn the two longer sides and one shorter side, stuff the pillow until it is satisfactorily fluffy or firm.~

4. Sew the final side of the pillow and now you have this!

This pillow will be small, but can be used as a decorative cushion, a baby pillow, or, in my case, a spot of softness between your head and the wall while aimlessly browsing Blogger.


Saturday, February 11, 2012


Let it be known: I ain't got no dang fanceh cameruh. Ryan Higa dun need one n' I dun either.

That is all. <3

I'm an English Major, I Swear

Marshmallow Pops

For my annual All the Single Ladies Valentine's Day part, I made this yummy treat!
These are easy to make and can be a fun group craft and simple for children!
The supplies you'll need are as follows:

  • Large marshmallows (I bought the ridiculously large kind)
  • Frosting of your choice
  • Sprinkles
  • Skewers or wooden dowels
  • A bowl to catch the mess
  • A utensil to spread the frosting

1. Start by pushing a skewer into a marshmallow.
2. Then spread the frosting on the marshmallow using a utensil.

3. Add sprinkles of your choice! Allow kids to put as many as hey wish-- or none at all!
Sprinkle the marshmallow over the bowl to catch the extras.
4.If you've made them alone, place your finished product into a cute container for your guests to enjoy!
5. Simple as that, you have a cute treat for your friends or kiddos to munch on between party games!

Sunday, February 5, 2012


Apparently, I'm very antsy tonight.
I've been making things since 7pm.
Now, I attempted a wallet, but realizing there was no place to bills, I decided to make it an iPod cozy.~

Do keep in mind that, in the world of arts & crafts, I am but a 9-yr-old child...

Also that I only go out to buy materials for a craft on rare occasion. I much prefer to use what I have lying around. It generally goes as follows:

  • I'll Google "recycled crafts" or, if I have something in mind, "recycled [insert craft here]."
  • I'll get inspired by something I see and throw off the covers and rush to my very small collection of craft items.
  • I pull it all over to my bed and work on the mattress (most often making a horrible mess which will go days without being picked up...).
  • I try my best to imitate the pictures (not the instructions, as I usually only attempt the crafts which I can do by simply looking at the pics XD).
  • I fail miserably.
And thus ensues...

Made using felt, a button, ribbon, rope, and the only thread I own: soft green. XD



Today, I was in an artsy-fartsy mood and decided to take an unmatched panty-hose stocking and make a headband! I sewed the toe to the mouth then sewed on the flower, which is from Archiver's (a scrapbook store that I'm not sure exists elsewhere) and is made of thick paper. :D


My name is Gabi.
I am currently taking part in a personal vlog (video blog for those who don't live on the net like I do).
Such a vlog can be found here:

I make one video every single day! (Unless I'm a lazy bum, which happens more often than I find pleasurable.)
Each video idea comes from a prompt given by Noah Scalin in "A Daily Creativity Journal: 365"!
You can find his bloggy here:

I'll be posting thingy-magigs and whats-its every so often~!

:{D (Moustaches are awesome.)

Peace out, girl scouts. <3