Sunday, January 2, 2011

Wow! I tripped and fell into a time machine.

I have no idea what happened to December, or how it's possible that it's 2011, but I do know that it's going to be hard for me to take down my 2010 YEAR IN KITTENS calendar. I mean, I'm going to pull through, but it won't be easy.

What's that? You want to know what I've been up to? Let me explain! (I feel so good about myself that I was finally able to work my blog title into an entry.)

First, I made some mineral makeup. I ordered a kit from Brambleberry, and it was a bit confusing, to be honest with you. The instruction manual was just a generic one that they send out with all their products, not specific to the actual kit itself, so I had some screwups before I got it right. This is what it ended up looking like:

It works pretty well, and it came with a nice kabuki brush, so that was pretty cool. It's a little bit dark for my skin tone, but it's not too noticeable and maybe it'll be a better match in the summer months.

Something else that happened is that it got cold outside. So I've been spending a lot of time in the basement tending/staying warm by the woodstove.

And by staying warm, I mean sweating like I have never sweated before because it gets ridiculously hot in that room. It was the middle of December and I was sprawled out in a tank top and gym shorts, spritzing myself with water while watching Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. The nice thing about it is that it gives me a chance to catch up on shows that are available on Netflix streaming, and to work on crafts!

I have no idea what I'm doing.
While all this was going on, some electricians came and changed out the light fixtures in my bathroom. It would've been a DIY project except for apparently the people who built our house were heavy drinkers, and the wiring was a hot mess. But the lights look much better now!
Before. You can kind of see the old lights and where one of them was ripped out.
After. Ignore all the crappy holes and marks on the walls.
We also ripped out the wall in the middle of the bathroom, and my dad and I installed a new floor, which was a project beset with many, many challenges. It should've taken two days, max, but it took us a week. Here is an awful cameraphone picture of what the new floor looks like.

The bathroom project is in no way complete, but we're getting closer. This is probably the single biggest reason I haven't been posting very much (a.k.a. have not been posting at all).

In fun project news, I decided I wanted to build something, so my dad and I (so much father-daughter togetherness this past month) built some storage cubes from a plan I found on Of course, since my dad is an amateur woodworker and I am a total newbie, they probably aren't very good. There are lots of splinters and nails sticking out and unevenly-cut boards. But who cares? It was fun, and they'll be useful (if I ever get off my butt to prime and paint them).

Without doors.
With doors.
I also made lotion! I found the instructions here. I already had a bunch of stuff so the only thing I had to order was the emulsifying wax. Here's what it looked like when I was done:

One day I drew a bunch of stuff with giant teeth.

That's basically it I guess. Hopefully I'll be back with more regularly scheduled content for the 0 people who read this. Bye!

1 comment:

  1. This was awesome!!! I missed your drawings, too. And I am curious to know how the lotion turned out! Do you like it, does it work well, does it smell good/bad/ugly? Explain a bit, if you will.