Craftin’ Time!

See what crafts I’ve been working on lately!

Hello new and old friends!

So what in the heck have I been working on lately?

Great question. Well this is what I’ve been working on lately:

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I know these just look like painted pots in various sizes but these little cuties are going to be Pokemon pots. In the next month or so I will be launching an Etsy shop where you’ll be able to score these soon-to-be completed beauties. I will give more details once the Etsy shop is live!

I also have been working on this:

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This is something I was able to make from a heart shaped chocolate box from Valentine’s Day. My boyfriend, Mathew, got me this box and I wanted a way to keep it as a memento from our first Valentine’s Day together but I didn’t want it just be a chocolate box that made me sad every time I realized there was no chocolate in it. I know you all can relate to that. So I came up with this. We’re cute and oh so mushy and gushy and say this to each other all the time. Naturally I thought it was perfect and cute to put on this and be extra dorky and sappy. I love it and so does Mathew so that’s all that really matters here 😛

The last craft I have been kind of working on, or meaning to start, is this:

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So these will be cute little kawaii storage jars for things like my paint brushes, pencils, etc. I plan on painting them the solid pastel colors you see on top of the jars and then adding kawaii faces to them. Which will make them just too cute to handle.

So what have you been working on? What do you think of these? What should I do next?

Stay classy and sassy ❤

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Creative Writing

Raw writing

Hello and welcome back.

I honestly didn’t know if I was going to post today because with everything going on lately I just wasn’t feeling it. I also had no idea what to post about because all the posts that I have slated just seemed not real enough right now. I knew that I couldn’t put my heart fully in them and that is not fair to you guys. So instead since I am hurting and rather emotional you guys get more random, on the spot writing. Enjoy this poem:

Let go.

Don’t let anything

or anyone

limit you.

Just do.

 

Make your own decisions.

Choose your own destiny.

It’s okay.

No one will blame you for what you do.

Or what you choose.

It’s all up to you.

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Just keep fighting the good fight guys. Live life. Actually live it. That is the important part I’m learning. Too often we live but don’t actually LIVE. We survive and do the minimum everyday. We don’t actually go out and do or see or experience. Do it. Try something new. Take more leaps.

Just always remember to stay classy and sassy ❤

 

Creative Writing With Collinswoah13

Hello and welcome back my lovely friends!

Today I am going to be sharing some more writing with you guys. Today’s sharing will be some free writing. Not sure where it’s going to go but here we go:

Feelings;

Funny how they seem to wax and wain,

so quickly,

so easily,

so effortlessly.

 

One second,

you feel fine.

Great even.

The next you’re the complete opposite.

 

We try and hold on to the good.

Try and push away the bad.

Never do we see any real beauty in either.

Until it’s gone.

Done.

Over.

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Well. Apparently as you can see poetry was what happened to come out. It’s amazing how healing, freeing and lovely writing can be for body, mind, and soul. I hope y’all enjoyed it. I personally don’t usually do free writing and sharing. I haven’t actually done any since college. It’s days like today that are the hardest for me. I don’t want to do anything. I want to curl up in my ball and hide from the world in my safe little cocoon and just push everything out and away. But I can’t always do that. Which is why I push forward and keep on keeping on.

Have a great weekend guys, can’t wait to post to you on Monday ❤

Stay classy and sassy.

 

Collinswoah13’s Creative Writing!

Finally! The conclusion to Jane’s date!

Hello guys! So sorry about being MIA on Wednesday and the late post tonight. Just had a lot of stuff going on unfortunately!

But fortunately for you I am back with the conclusion to my short story that can be read in my last two Creative Writing posts found here and here.

Now for the conclusion:

Jane really felt that she was going to freak out if she didn’t get away. “I’m fine; I just need to use the bathroom. Excuse me.”

The manager seemed to not really believe her. “Okay but just know you can leave at any time. He really seems to be doing a number on you. I’ll keep an eye out for you. Let me know if you need anything.”

She was taken aback by the manager’s words. It was really nice of him but she also didn’t want a scene to be caused. She reached the bathroom and scrambled inside before anyone else could stop and point out how bad her date was. She leaned against the wall and tried to calm down. She tried to catch her breath having not even realized that she was even breathing heavily. Once her breathing slowed a little she pushed herself into the middle stall of the bathrooms. She shut and locked the door and sat down on the toilet. She scrambled for her phone in her purse, careful to leave her other hand wrapped around her crochet hook for some comfort. She dialed Amanda’s number praying that she would answer. Thankfully, Amanda answered on the second ring. “Jane! How was your date? Wait, isn’t it a little early for the date to be over? Oh no, did it go that bad?”

“Amanda! I’m freaking out. Where did you find this guy? He’s a total creep. I cannot believe you! This is the worst date I have ever been on. You have got to come and save me otherwise, I don’t think I’ll ever be able to leave,” she said, not able to hide the shake that was apparent in her voice.

“Jane, calm down. Just breathe. It’ll be okay. I honestly thought it would have been a good set up. Every time I’ve ever been around him he’s been a great guy. I thought you two would really hit it off. It seemed like you guys would have a lot in common. So where are you?”

“I’m at the Denny’s off of High street in the bathroom. I’m really freaked out. He talked about us being in a “relationship” Amanda. What the hell? Seriously, a blind date means a relationship to him? I don’t even want to know what holding hands means to him.”

“I’m on my way, Janey. Stay there and don’t move. I’ll be there as soon as I can.”

Jane pulled out her crochet hook and yarn and started crocheting. She just wanted the anxious feeling to go away. She was furiously crocheting, chaining twenty times, and then started her single crochets, trying to decide what she was going to make.

As she started to relax, she heard a pounding on the bathroom door. “Jane! Where are you? I told you to hurry. You’ve taken so long that the salads are ruined. How come you couldn’t follow my simple directions? I’m really angry with you, Jane. You get out here right now and come back to the table so we can finish this date,” Richard yelled through the bathroom door.

She froze and couldn’t believe that Richard was making a scene like that. Surely I haven’t been in here for that long. Please just go away and leave me alone. Just give up.

Jane waited a couple of minutes. She expected to have heard Richard some more and surprisingly didn’t. Instead, she heard Richard angrily talking with someone else but she couldn’t make out what they were saying.  She checked her phone and saw that it had only been five minutes since she got off the phone with Amanda. Jane went back to her crocheting and waited for Amanda to save her.

Not more than thirty seconds after she started crocheting again, she heard Richard yelling through the door once more. “Jane, if you don’t come out here right now, then I’m going to have no choice but to come in there.”

She couldn’t believe that no one tried to stop Richard from doing that. Surely someone in the whole entire restaurant would have enough courage to at least try to stop him from coming into the women’s restroom after her.  Not even a minute after she thought this, the other voice that had been arguing with Richard was back but this time louder. “Sir, I need you leave the bathroom area. You’re lucky I’m not throwing you out of the restaurant right now. You’re disturbing the other customers, and you cannot enter the woman’s restroom.”

“I’m sorry, but who are you? I can do as I please; and if I’m not mistaken, I haven’t actually gone into the bathroom yet. Just mind your own business. This doesn’t concern you.”

“I’m the manager, and if you don’t listen then I’ll have to ask you to leave or involve the police. Leave the poor girl alone. She is allowed to use the restroom.”

The two continued to argue outside of the bathroom loud enough for her to hear. She wasn’t sure what to do, so she grabbed her phone and frantically dialed Amanda’s number. The phone rang and rang, but Amanda didn’t pick up. Jane’s breathing quickened and she threw her phone back into her purse. She was trembling so badly that she knew an anxiety attack was near. She forced herself to keep crocheting in a last effort to calm herself down.

She was still listening for the voices outside the bathroom, but they were no longer there. She wasn’t sure when they had stopped but was now even more scared. She didn’t get to hear the last part of their conversation so she had no idea if Richard left the restaurant or was just waiting outside the door for her. Since she knew that there was nowhere for her to hide in the bathroom, she stayed right where she was. Jane could barely make her stitches; her hands were trembling so badly. She finally made a stitch and felt a little triumphant. Then she heard it. The bathroom door slowly creaked open; it grew louder the more the door opened. She held her breath, praying that Richard wasn’t too angry with her.

She heard footsteps slowly grow closer and closer to her. Her body stiffened as she heard someone right outside her stall. Someone knocked on the stall door and she sharply took a deep breath in.

“Janey? Are you in there? It’s me. I’m here to get you. Let’s go home, Janey, and you can tell me all about it,” Amanda said.

She let out a deep sigh of relief, but then thought better of it. “Amanda, how do I know it’s just you and that Richard, the creep didn’t put you up to this?”

“Jane, come on. Seriously? It’s me. Now come out and let’s go. I got one of the waitresses to distract Richard for me because he was just standing around outside. He looked like he was waiting for you. That poor, brave girl. The manager is keeping an eye on them. He told me he was worried about you. Hurry up and let’s go. Maybe we can get out of here before Richard sees us.”

Jane quickly shoved her yarn, crochet hook, and phone into her purse and unlocked the stall door. Amanda pushed it open, and Jane was relieved to see only Amanda standing there. Amanda grabbed Jane by the wrist and yanked her towards the bathroom door. “Come on Jane. We have to go. I don’t know how long they can keep him distracted.”

Jane and Amanda practically ran out of the bathroom towards the front door of the restaurant. Richard was nowhere in sight. That’s a good sign.

They both made it safely out to the parking lot successfully without Richard seeing them. Or, that’s what they thought until they heard his angry voice behind them, “Amanda what the hell are you doing here? And where do you think you’re going with my girlfriend?”

“Sorry, Richard, she’s all mine and I really don’t feel like sharing anymore. I had to come and confess my true feelings for, Janey,” Amanda said, trying her hardest not to burst out laughing.

Amanda tugged Jane towards her black 2001 Jetta and gave Jane a look that said, “desperate times call for desperate measures.”

The girls both heard Richard shouting, more angrily now about how Jane was “the one” because they had so much in common, along with a lot of incomprehensible yelling. Amanda unlocked the car and shoved Jane inside, hurried to the driver side and climbed in. Jane could tell Amanda was a little freaked out now as she fumbled through her keys for the right one. Amanda finally got it, shoved it in the ignition, started the car, and quickly reversed out of her spot.

“Okay seriously? This is ridiculous. What exactly happened Jane,” Amanda asked, breaking the silence.

Jane remained silent until they get a couple blocks up High Street and said, “He was fine but then got annoyed at the smallest things like me trying to eat. He slapped my fork out of my hand because he wasn’t okay with me eating yet. He decided that we were in a relationship because we both liked chicken Caesar salads and reading. Amanda, thanks for saving me. Really. But I will never go on another blind date as long as I live, got it? And I will never take a suggestion about guys from you ever again. Can we go home now though? I’ll finally give you that crochet lesson that you’ve always wanted.”

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I hope you guys enjoyed it! Let me know what you think in the comments below. Have a safe and wonderful weekend! Stay classy and sassy 😀

Creative Writing With Collinswoah13

Read more about Jane and her blind date!

Hello beautiful friends! Welcome back to this wonderful corner of the internet!

Today I am going to sharing some more of my short story that I shared with you guys in my last creative writing post. If you happened to have missed that check it out here.

Let’s get right to it, shall we?:

As she got closer to the table the man who she assumed was Richard stood up from the table and said, “Oh you must be Jane, I’m Richard. Amanda has told me so much about you. I’m so glad you could make it.”

“Oh, hi. Yes I am. I’m so sorry I’m late.” Jane noticed that Richard was almost handsome. He seemed to be relatively fit from what Jane could tell. Jane also noticed that Richard had piercing blue eyes and shaggy but professionally styled chestnut brown hair but he seemed to have a slightly crooked smile.

“Don’t worry about it, Jane; I’m sure it took you some time to get yourself ready for tonight.”

That was really rude. Well, maybe he meant it as a compliment; at least I hope he meant it as one.

She took her seat and couldn’t help but notice that Richard had waited until she was seated before he took his seat. They both had grown awkwardly silent as Jane looked over the menu while Richard just sat there and watched her.

After what had seemed like a few minutes, Richard broke the silence and asked, “So, Amanda told me you really don’t get out much. Why not?”

“Wow, she said that? It’s not that I don’t get out much. It’s just that I really prefer to stay in rather than go out to bars and clubs and all those stupid places people go. It’s really just a waste of money and time. The guys there are just creeps that only want one thing, and I’m not that kind of girl. I’d rather just stay at home doing things that I actually enjoy instead of pretending to be someone that I’m not,” she said, surprised that such an honest answer came out.

“Jane, I really didn’t need your whole life story. Come on, I mean we just met.”

“I just thought I was answering your question, Richard. If you didn’t want an honest answer then don’t ask a question like that,” she responded defensively.

“I really don’t appreciate you getting so angry about such an easy-going conversation. Calm down. You really seem like a nice girl.”

She didn’t really understand what had happened during the conversation. What’s his deal? I thought he would actually be interested in what I had to say since we are on a date. She noticed that some of the other diners started to look over at both of them. She started to feel anxious. I can get through this. Just one date Jane, you’ve got this.

Taking a deep breath she asked him, “What do you do for a living?”

“I work for a small marketing firm as the vice president. What about you?”

“I work at Bourke’s Books as the shift manager. It’s the most I’ve ever had at a job. I really love it.”

“Oh that’s adorable. I love that bookstore; I shop there all the time. I’m a big reader when I get the chance; I assume you are too then?”

“Yeah, I’m constantly reading and finding the most interesting books. What’s your favorite genre? I personally love realistic fiction, more young adult stuff right now.”

“So I really hope you don’t mind, but I already ordered us some salads to start us off,” he said, not having noticed what she just asked him.

“No, that’s fine I guess. Richard, do you have any hobbies?”

He motioned for the waitress to come over and ignored what Jane said completely. Wow, what is his deal?

The waitress hurried over carrying what looked like salads with her. She sat them down in front of Jane and Richard. He leaned over to the waitress as she sat his salad down, and said in a hushed tone barely audible, “See? How hard was that? If you had only done what I requested the first time…”

The waitress smiled at Richard, obviously annoyed and walked away. Jane finally then put two and two together. He had been the one that had caused a scene earlier about the food. This guy must have some real problems. I can’t believe Amanda would do this to me.

“Thank you so much for ordering us these chicken Caesar salads. They’re actually my favorite. How did you know, Richard?”

“They’re your favorite too? I just can’t believe how much we have in common. This date is going so much better than I even expected.”

Jane felt herself growing more anxious each time Richard opened his mouth to say anything. It was just that he was so back and forth with his emotions and responses to things that made her uneasy. She hoped that since they had some food in front of them that Richard wouldn’t talk as much. Just as she picked up her fork to start eating her salad, Richard reached over and slapped her fork down on the table. She gasped and instinctively scooted back from the table.

“Now, Jane, it’s rude to start eating when I’m talking to you. You should really give someone your undivided attention. Hasn’t anyone ever taught you manners?”

“Richard, you weren’t even talking, and I have been listening to you this entire time,” she said, a little uncomfortable.

“Fine, whatever. I can see that you’re really not serious about this relationship.”

She wasn’t sure what exactly was going on, but she wasn’t really looking for a relationship, especially after one date. She felt her anxiety starting to get the best of her. She knew she needed an escape to at least calm down so she could process all that had happened. She thought quickly and said, “I’m going to run to the bathroom real quick. I’ll be right back.”

“Really? I don’t need to know things like that. Now that’s disgusting. Just don’t be long, otherwise your salad will be ruined.”

“Yes, Richard. What ever you say Richard,” Jane said not hiding the sarcasm in her tone.

“Now that’s more like it. Thank you. You may go. Just hurry back,” Richard said genuinely, not having caught her sarcasm at all.

She pushed herself away from the table and grabbed her purse. She hurried towards the bathroom and tried her hardest not to fall into an anxiety attack along the way. Jane slipped her hand into her purse and grasped her crochet hook tightly in her hand. She immediately relaxed just a little and pushed towards the bathroom.

Right before she got to the bathroom someone that appeared to be the manager stopped her, “Miss are you okay? You look a little shaken up.”

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Well guys, I really hoped you liked the bit more that I shared of my short story! Next time on creative writing with Collinswoah13 you’ll be getting the end! Please let me know what you think of things so far and what you think will happen.

Like I always say, stay classy and stay sassy friends 😉 Write at y’all Wednesday 😀

The Last DIY of the Week!

Vday gift idea to make for your friend or significant other with a nerdy twist.

Okay guys, hello and welcome back!

As the title says, this is my last DIY of the week. So sad, I know. 😦 BUT the fun is not over yet! Today I will be going over how to make a cute little Paopu fruit plush to share with someone you want to be in your life forever ❤ (It can be romantically or not, just remember that!)

So here is what you will need:

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To get started you will need to cut out your Paopu fruit from the coloring page you printed out. This will be your pattern for your plushie. Once it is cut out, trace around it on your pieces of felt and then cut those out.

When you have your two yellow starts cut out you will pin them together around the edges. Next you will either be sewing the entire thing with a sewing machine or by hand. I personally used a sewing machine. (I’m also sure you could use fabric glue too but I personally have never done that) If you are hand sewing (you go, girl! Or boy!) you will be using a whip stitch (search YouTube for tutorials on how to do a proper whip stitch). You will sew almost around the entire start but leaving one of the edges of the star unsewn. With your unsewn side you will be using that to pull your star inside out.

With your star inside out, it’s actually the right side out. Use either a pen or a pencil to help push your points all the way out. Once it’s fully reversed, you will be using stuffing to stuff your star. This is your choice on how fluffy or not fluffy you want your plushie. When you get your desired fluffiness you will need to hand sew your open edge closed. Again, using a whip stitch.

Once your beautiful star is all sewn up you will need to attach the leaves! Using any kind of fabric glue, choose how you want them to be arranged and on which edge and glue them all. Leave the star upright while it dries completely and then you’re all done!

This is how mine turned out once completely done:

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I hope y’all enjoyed this DIY! Let me know in the comments which DIY this week has been your favorite. And if you try this one let me know how it goes and as always show me pictures! Until Monday, stay classy and sassy, loves 😉

Doin’ More DIYs With Collinswoah13

Another fun and nerdy V-day gift DIY!

Hello and welcome back to CollinswoahsCorner my beautiful internet friends!

Like I told you all in my last blog this week will be filled with DIYs! All handmade gift ideas that you can make for your friends or significant others for Valentines Day! Yay!

Today I will be showing you how to make a cute Pokemon painted pot to make your greenery a little nerdier. So this is what you will need:img_0375

So to get started you need to decide what Pokemon you will be painting. Just like my last DIY post, I chose Bulbasaur just because my man love him so so so much! I recommend finding a good picture of your Pokemon on Google images or something to have a good reference. Once you have that, its time to get started!

First paint your pot the color of your chosen Pokemon’s skin and let it dry. Next you will need to use a pencil and sketch on your Pokemon’s features like so:

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Once your Pokemon’s features are sketched on, it’s time to outline and paint them in. Make sure you let each color fully dry before applying the next. Make sure to also apply the appropriate number of coats to the pot so you get the crisp and bright colors. Once finished with all your painting let your pot fully dry. The next step is to take a brush and paint on your Modge Podge all over the pot, giving it a nice and even coat. This will dry clear and seal your pot, as well as make it appear shiny.

Now that your pot is painted and properly sealed you can decide to plant an actual plant or succulent in your pot. I personally don’t have the time to keep a plant alive (or the sunlight) and this is also a gift. I don’t want to set the expectation with my boyfriend that he MUST keep this plant alive or else. Now that’s just not nice or fun. So I opted to use to foam pot filler, a fake succulent and moss to make my pot look full and pretty. And this is what my finished product looks like:

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And there you have it! I hope y’all enjoyed this DIY and like always, let me know what you think and if you do this DIY or something like it PLEASE leave pictures in the comments as well as let me know how it went 🙂 And until Friday, with another and final DIY of the week, stay classy and sassy friends! 😛