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13 February 2005 @ 08:28 pm
oh, sunday  

my room is a mess at the moment, craft projects and too many materials everywhere. too many projects and ideas for my head. i brought the cutest little dice beads yesterday and want to make some earrings with them, but i think that'll have to be a project for another night. halfwritten letters & books beside my dressing table, my favourite scented candles & my mobile phone scarlet (yes, i really do give everything a name) on top of it. alex's flb notebook & dozens of scrapbooking supplies spread out on my bed and on my floor. one day, one day, one day i'll have my own place (when i've finished all my travelling, that is) and it will be a crafting mecca. imagine having room to spread out! what a nice thought. ha.

i placed my order here for raw materials to use to make scented candles and flavoured lipbalms; they should arrive just in time for my days off from work. it was nice to finally decide on what i wanted from there; the temptation to just buy everything (especially the fragrances!) was dreadful. maybe it'll even arrive in time for next weekend. *excitement*

also i really want to learn how to sew bags. i've seen so many fabulous ones on craft pages lately, and i'm such a bag whore, it would be wonderful to design the perfect one and sew it up. custom made, i'm terribly fussy with bags and there are so many wonderful ideas for totes and shoulder bags and purses and... oh. it's all because i was tempted to order kurt halsey's new messenger bag when it was released this month; my current bag isn't the greatest (the design of it is partly to fault for how my camera got stolen when i was in london in october), but i think the kurt bag will be too big. it's a full sized messenger bag, and it looks huge, the size of the bags i used to take to uni. so i started thinking if i could make one that would suit my needs perfectly... and now it's becoming an obsession. another one. just what i needed :P

this week i am going to be good again (since i slipped badly all last week and was terribly distracted the whole time) and only do the things i'm meant to be doing at work. i have ever so much to do at the moment and someone is away (again) so it'll be twice as bad. not looking forward to it at all :( must stay motivated. sigh, but oh that sounds dreadfully boring. i need a full-time crafty job, i think.

Foul mouthed and fragiletheresnorain on February 13th, 2005 10:37 am (UTC)
That looks so much like my room at the moment! (down to us having some of the same things!)

There are books, notebooks, pens, knitting and crochet on my floor mainly at the moment!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 13th, 2005 10:37 pm (UTC)
hurrah for crafty messes! :D
get wired to strike through mesubtexts on February 13th, 2005 10:40 am (UTC)
Sometimes mess can be comforting. Your room is a good type of mess to me.
Charlotte Sometimeenterthereverie on February 13th, 2005 04:28 pm (UTC)

you have some lovely things miss!
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 13th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
thankyou! :)
winterswitchery on February 13th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
*giggles* how wonderful :) I like seeing the pictures of your crafty messes. The other half of me gasps in horror at the mess, I have a hard time working in clutter even though I have a tendency to create clutter. I'll clean my room for days on end before I feel in my bones that I can settle down to work ^^; I'm such a weirdo.
    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 13th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
oh, but i am actually the same!! sometimes the clutter in my room drives me insane and i feel like i need to throw everything out and just have an empty room! and other times, i am urged to take photos and create an even bigger mess *grins* it doesn't help that my room is so small though. i have maybe 3 feet of actual floor space. so it's crowded :X
Kirstie: [i like kissing the frogs]kirsidee on February 14th, 2005 12:38 am (UTC)
ooooh pretty pretty jadeling! when you ordered your stuff to make lip balms did you buy the lip balm base or the materials to make it from scratch? :)

    scarlet's walkkisstheviolets on February 14th, 2005 01:17 am (UTC)
materials to make it from scratch. just cocoa butter, shea butter, jojoba oil, that sort of thing. i can't bear to buy any of the bases... i feel like i'm cheating, lol. although when i just make a mess of things, i'm sure i'll be eating my words :D
starmiranda on February 15th, 2005 12:25 am (UTC)
i like the pictures! <3 & i want to learn to sew bags, too. they seem difficult, though.
her garden of lilies & secrets.starlightrayne on February 20th, 2005 08:24 pm (UTC)
it looks like a lovely mess though :)