Saturday, December 31, 2016

Peace Out, 2016!

Hey, readers.  Happy New Year's Eve.  With you-know-who winning the election, and the grim reaper cleaning house in Hollywood, we can agree that 2016 wasn't that great of a year.  But now, on to something completely different.  Let's talk Christmas!

Mine was good.  My mother put together a kick-ass spread, and I got some cool gifts.  Expect a haul post in the near future.  Hope everybody has a fun New Year's Eve/Day.  Til next time.


Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Prep Work

Hey, readers.  Christmas is almost here.  Spent the last couple of days doing some last minute gift shopping, wrapping said gifts, and making jewelry.  While I was out with my mother and brother, we stopped in a craft store so I could get myself a set of craft pliers.

During my tool search, my mother came across an owl pendant.  Since one of my cousins is into owls, she suggested that I make a necklace for her.  I already had a chain and some clasps back at home. So, making one wouldn't be a problem.  Especially since one of the pliers from the new set that I bought were a flat nose pair.

No more damaging my nails when working with split rings.  Since no one in my family really checks out my blog, I feel it's safe to post a pic of the finished product.

Along with the necklace, I also made a bracelet to go with it.

That's all for now.  Hope you all have a happy holiday.  Til next time.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Creepy Cloth, Net Lights and Tinsel! Oh My!

Hey, readers.  Today's post is an Aji's Decorating Corner update.  Last night, I finally got around to putting up the creepy cloth behind my bed.  But that's not all I did.  Since it's the holiday season, my mother came up with the awesome idea to hang up a set a net lights behind the cloth.

Not only would this make my gothy bedroom look a little festive, but the lights would also serve as nighttime lighting.  So, no need for a lamp.  Once the net lights and creepy cloth was up, my mother framed it out with some silver tinsel garland.  This is what it looks like with the net lights off.

And this is what it looks like with them on.

As you can see from the top photo, I still haven't spray painted my headboard black yet.  But I'll get around to doing it eventually.  Anyway, after we took care of the area behind my bed, we spiced up my entertainment area with some more silver tinsel garland and a set of star lights.  Check it out.

Lights off.

Lights on.

I love how both areas turned out.  Since the tinsel garland goes with my color scheme, and the lights add a nice touch of ambiance, I plan on keeping them up after the holidays are over.  My bedroom will be both dark and quirky. XD  Next on the bedroom design agenda is finding somewhere to hang this piece of cuteness.

One of my mother's co-workers is retiring, and moving out of state.  So, she gave her some of her old holiday decorations.  This sign was one of them.  When my mother showed it to me, I immediately called dibs on it.  That's it for another rousing episode of Aji's Decorating Corner.

Til next time.