Bad news, guys!I quit sugar and it's doing amazing things for my soul and body! It's only bad news because the only sweet baking I will do will be around birthdays and never for my own home or guests. Yeah, sorry, but really I'm not
I'm one of thoseI always told myself, I would never be one of those that disappear from deviantART without saying a word. I was a mom already, with tons of projects but I still could manage being an decent CV and bringing the community fun events (I hope?). It turns out that I'm a huge hypocrite. I became what I didn't want to become. Sure, I could blame the fact that I now have 2 children that depend on me or that I've been working more and more for my business but the truth is that I feel like an impostor. I lost interest in creating art. I start projects in my head but never follow through. I haven't even posted on my recipe blog in 3 months. My favorite memories of being on dA is being a CV and creating events and articles. The Community is what I've always loved most, it's what made me want to become a Volunteer in the first place. So why did I disappear? I'm not sure. Does this journal mean I will come back and dedicate more time to the community as a member? I don't know... I feel li
Architectural ModelsAs a previous CV and as an Artisan Crafts enthusiastic in general, I feel that the Architectural Models sub-category of Artisan Crafts is often left out of the spotlight. Mainly, I think because it is not nearly as popular as say jewelry making or knitting. I've always had a respect for architectural models, my first room mate had a huge city model that he built from scratch, he kept removing buildings and replacing them with new ones all the time. I could sit there on the floor of his room, watching him build and destroy for hours while we conversed about anything at all, it was therapeutic somehow.
Oh man, my life...First of all thanks for all the birthday wishes I spent my birthday and most of last week in a hospital with my newborn. I can easily say it was the most stressful and worst time of my life. He caught a nasty virus and had to be hospitalized and put on oxygen. Other nasty tests and interventions were done to him to rule out any infections and keep his breathing under control. He got RSV and bronchiolitis so we were put into isolation with 2 other children that had the same virus. After 5 days (on my birthday) we got to go home. Félix is doing much better but we're not out of the woods just yet, he still have a nasty cough but it's getting better. Sorry I can't and won't respond to messages and notes for a while. Hope you understand. That white thing in Felix's mouth is a soother btw, not some horrible medical contraption, lol.
I've been busy..Hello beautiful deviants, I miss you a lot. I wish I could be more active and reply in a timely manner to the billions of notes/messages that I received in response to my latest DD. I have about 792+ messages, notes and deviations in my message center to read. The truth is, I log in for about 5 minutes everyday and end up having to get up again. It's hard to catch up. But I'm still here and don't plan on leaving!I blame this adorable little guy Can you see the cute little penguin next to him? Brookette lovingly made it for him.Also something wonderful happened; I've been awarded my very own pair of wings! I you guys.
My etsy shop is live!Come take a look! I have a few items listed and more should be coming in the next few weeks! GO GO GO: A crafting mayhemHere's a 15% off coupon (not applicable to the surprise me listings): RELAUNCHYAYThis coupon expires Feb. 28th.Also, watch my facebook page for exclusive coupon codes and other promotions.I would appreciate any kind of pimping!Thanks!
New projectHey guys, remember how I wanted to get back into jewellery making but being a Mom with a 3 week old is kind of hard. I've been working on this line for a little while. I'm still in the testing phase.Yep, I am re-opening my etsy page and I have a brand new name to go with my project. I'm calling it "A Crafting Mayhem". You can expect to hear more about that soon. Here's a preview of what's to come.
Farewell to the old and Hello to the new year2013 has been a very crazy year for me and my family. So much has happened but here are the highlights:Right before the year began I became a CV for Artisan Crafts and was lucky enough to work side by side with Talty In February, I learned that I had PCOS. When it was announced to me, I was told that it was a miracle that I had gotten pregnant with Loïc in the first place and that there was no cure.Winter was rough for my family. My little Loïc got sick a lot.In April, drama happened and ties with long term friends were broken.A few days later, I learned I was 7 weeks pregnant! In your face PCOS! In May, cakecrumbs joined the AC CV team In July, my husband cut his finger and needed stitches. Also, we purchased our first home and had an ultrasound to that showed I was e
Felix Navidad, a prince is bornOn December 21st at 22:43, my little Félix was born after 4 hours and 30 minutes of labour. He weighed a massive 9lbs 11oz and measures 22 inches.The labour went well but I'm really exhausted so I hope you understand if I take my time in answering comments and notes Hope you have a wonderful Christmas
Fan Art Friday: My Little Pony-Friendship is MagicArchiveFAN ART FRIDAY: Friendship Is Magic:iconspotted: spotted:iconhinoraito: hinoraitoMane 6 princessesTwitterFacebookGoogle+It’s been over 30 years since the original “My Little Pony” (a.k.a. “MLP”) franchise made its debut and its following has never been stronger.The 2010 reboot by Lauren Faust (fyre-flye), “My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic,” had its start on DeviantArt where Lauren originally posted the early concept art which would later evolve into the ponies we know and love t
Collection: Ends Of The EarthArchiveEnds of the Earth:icontechgnotic: techgnotic:iconlonelywolf2: lonelywolf2Iceland 69TwitterFacebookGoogle+The photographs in the following gallery look like CGI artists’ conceptions for alien planet settings in science–fiction movies.But the locations are all places to be experienced right here on Earth. So much of our world is becoming “flyover” territory in our high–tech mobile society that amazing places like those in these studies are becoming lost to us. Take a long look at each of these landscapes and then ask yo
Insomnia or the Cruelest ParalysisArchiveInsomnia or the Cruelest Paralysis:icondeevelliott: DeevElliott:iconprema-ja: prema-jaNightmares VS Sleepless KidTwitterFacebookGoogle+How loud the quietest of sounds seem, the creaking of a floorboard or the ticking of a clock a room away, at the time between the Witching Hour and the dawn, a time when you should be asleep.We lie there, mind wide awake, analyzing the mundane in minute detail while the voice of frustration tells us to shut up and go to sleep. We try, but a million things forgotten through the week have all chosen thi
Cosplay Friday: SkyrimArchiveCOSPLAY FRIDAY: I Used To Be An AdventurerLike You:iconspotted: spotted:iconadaman77: adaman77Skyrim - Dovahkiin HelmetTwitterFacebookGoogle+Dragons, Magic and Never Ending Quests.Welcome To Skyrim.Hailed by many as one of the greatest games of all time, “The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim” may soon have its successor on store shelves. Rumors are flooding the web that “The Elder Scrolls 6” release date is drawing closer with speculation placing the drop date sometime between 2015 and 2016.Now for those of you who wish
Johnny Cash: The Man in BlackArchiveJohnny Cash: The Man in Black:iconeawood: eawood:iconjohnphillipperez: JohnphillipPerezJohnny CashTwitterFacebookGoogle+Johnny Cash was without a doubt one of the most influential, acclaimed, and popular singer–songwriters of the last century.February 26 would have been his 82nd birthday. Many of Cash’s recordings are now almost universally known—songs like “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” As a result of his work he has been inducted into the Country Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Video Game Review: SkyrimArchiveONLY IN DREAMS: Skyrim Stands Apart as a Modern Masterpiece in Gaming:iconeawood: eawood:iconhughebdy: HughEbdySkyrim AlduinTwitterFacebookGoogle+Bethesda Studios announced that this year, for the first time ever, they’d be hosting their own press conference at E3This news made waves in the gaming community with everyone anticipating one singular purpose for the conference: to announce the release of Fallout 4, the sequel to one of the studio’s most successful franchises. If you’re familiar with Bethesda, then you
Movie Review: The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)ArchiveThe GrandBudapest HotelA Delightful Cinematic Confection:icontechgnotic: techgnotic:iconjdelgado: jdelgadoM. GustaveTwitterFacebookGoogle+ReleasedDirectorRatingIMDB2014Wes AndersonR8.1This latest marvelous exercise in sustained whimsy, the bailiwick of quirky director-screenwriter Wes Anderson, recently won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy. It’s nominated for an Oscar and has the most overall Oscar
Movie Review: Birdman (2014)ArchiveWHEN LIFE IMITATES ART: Birdman Could Win Best Pictureand More:iconeawood: eawood:iconsigmak: SigmaKMichael Keaton and Edward Norton BirdmanTwitterFacebookGoogle+ReleasedDirectorRatingIMDB2014Alejandro González IñárrituR8.1“Meta” is a word that was on the fingertips of many a critic last fall while drafting reviews of presumptive–Best–Picture–winner Birdman, directed by Alejandro Gonzále
The Sundance Award Winning Film: Dear White PeopleArchiveThe Sundance Award Winning Film: DEAR WHITE PEOPLE:iconspotted: spotted:iconnikkolas-smith: Nikkolas-SmithFinding Ferguson by Nikkolas SmithTwitterFacebookGoogle+Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends needed to not be racist has just been raised to 2. Sorry, but your weed man, Tyrone, does not count.”— Sam White, Dear White PeopleThe Sundance award–winning film “Dear White People”Marking the debut of director Justin Simien, examines
December Artisan Crafts DD RoundupHere is my DD roundup for the month of December, you can find Talty's roundup here:iconmaytel:Features by maytel Patchwork bracelets by TriquetraZone ABERDEEN by artpoppyCardboard views by MaboroshiTira 'Taiga' #6/25 by Kaa-Annaku The Peacock by MartaGrzywnaHervor new costume by VendelRus Tokenekie by DragonsAndBeasties Amigurumi Jedi by missdolkapotsOld Fame Trio - Am Sportplatz by datvimoz Tribal Portrait VI by Genevieve-Amelia Miniature Butterflies Glass Dome Pendants by GloomyswirlEstigia: Sheep and squirrel by elypsiaproject The Cake Before Christmas by MeYaIeM 12 Days of Christmas :: 4 Poinsettia Jocondes by cakecrumbsMerry X-Mas Cookie Necklace-Polymer Clay-Miniature by ThePetiteShop Comb 'Kraken' by WhiteSquaw The Lady of the Forest by TheIronRingSmallest Viking Hat by Drgibbs Dwarven Treasure - Mithril Sheen by ce-e-vel Swordsinger assembly 2 by FlacusetarhadelDragon Rooney from the White Forest by TantaliaDD SuggestionsRead my detailed guidelines here:FAQ61::FAQ18::FAQ313::FAQ873: