Saturday, August 7, 2010

On creative pursuits...

Last post I was whining about how I haven't done anything creative in such a long time. This in part because I just met my college roommate (on facebook) and we have so much in common it's ridiculous. We love Disney movies, watching medical specials on TLC, and doing crafts. She talked about all of the crafts she has done, and I told her all about mine. It made me miss doing all of those creative things. So I decided to dig out some photos of one of my favorite creative activities, cutting paper snowflakes...

It may seem kind of odd to be pulling these out mid summer, but one of my favorite things to make are these snowflakes. I started making them because around Christmas time I was going though a tremendous amount of stress. I dealt with it by making these. I would make about 10 -15 intricate flakes a day all day. I would even cut during classes (surprisingly it didn't effect my grades at all).

These are a few of my best, though my masterpiece isn't displayed. The best one I made took me hours to make. It's an extremely delicate scene of a present under a Christmas tree. Each present has a different design cut out of it and almost every centimeter of the flake is cut out in some sort of design. I'll have to dig it out and show you guys some day.

Well, this was fun. I can't wait until I start my newest creative project! I'm going to make a dress inspired by the new Alexa Chung by Madewell collection. In it there is a velvet dress with a sweet peter pan collar and 3/4 length sleves. Because I'll probably be unable to afford it and have a ton of extra burn orange velvet left over from upholstering my bed I have decided to create my own. I am so excited. I'm glad I'm almost out of my creative rut!


  1. These are such beautiful snowflakes! My are always so flimsy and look like they could be a five year old's craft!

    And thank you for the sweet comment on my blog-- it really helps to know you're not alone in how you feel!! And I love (500) Days of Summer. I really related to Tom right after Summer got married!

  2. This is a pretty neat creative idea. I can't even imagine all the work and thought that goes into making such an intricate piece. The second is my favorite. The little Christmas trees!

    B from A plus B

  3. Great job! I could never make snowflakes like this. Honestly. I don't think I could pull it off.

    I cannot wait to see that Alexa Chung inspired dress with a peter pan collar! It already sounds amazing.

    You have a lot of talent. I hope you know that.

    Best wishes from one blogger to another,


  4. Those are beautiful, and the photos you took of them are perfect!
    I am super impressed with how delicate and beautiful they are... working with scissors is definitely not one of my fortes.=]

  5. ooh teach me how to make these! I would love to do a fun decoration like this!

  6. these are gorgeous! i'm a fail at pretty much anything artistic. well, except photography... :)


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