Monday, December 15, 2008


Maybe I'm subconsciously battling the winter, I don't know. But I had to paint these two pictures, of an apple and an orange (or grapefruit, it's kinda pinkish) for my kitchen. I've decided that in all my anal-orderliness, I want a mismatched kitchen. Doesn't seem to make sense, but I like it. I like having matchy-matchy stuff, but when a dish gets broken, I don't want to immediate think-OMG where did I buy that? Do they still have that color? What if they DONT! Then the set will be uneven...oh no oh no!
For my sanity, I'm going with as many bright and mismatched colors as possible. It's going to be awesome. This all started when I wanted to crochet or knit something, and didn't want to have a big project, but something that could be accomplished semi-quickly. That resulted in bright blue and green and yellow dishcloths, and I love them.
I'm thinking the refrigerator needs something, like cool magnets. I should make some of those, but they will have to wait. I've got lots of gifts for Christmas to be working on, including a second sock....which I've totally started, and I'm in the 2x2 ribbing as we speak....hopefully I'm to the plain knitting by tonight....I need to see progress. The boy came home with my Christmas gift tonight, and I feel guilty not having his I will try to kick butt on that tonight, among the other things that need to get done around here.
Hope all is well for everyone!
Rachel May


It's cold outside here, so cold in fact, that there is a layer of frost on the INSIDE of our sliding glass door....where my computer desk is now. I wear a sweater to check email:)

Checking myspace, I couldn't help but notice all of the people who were angry about the cold and snow. I'm more of a warm-weather person, but I'm glad I get to experience all four seasons here in Colorado. There's nothing like eating chicken soup out of a cup or cuddling up with a good book and some tea when it's cold. Cocoa is wonderful too...

Rachel May

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Back to work!

Now that school is pretty much done (besides the graduation ceremony), I'm finally getting back to work on the website. The website that has nothing to do with my degree, but I digress.

I love crafts. I hope that is apparent from my website, lifestyle, and respect for others' crafts. Feel free to check out my website, I've added a TON of earrings today!


Rachel May

Monday, December 8, 2008

Tuna CAN be exciting:)

Hello! Not much time, but thought I would lend this idea out to anyone who wants it. During this time where it seems no one has money, I feel it's going to be more and more important for all of us to get creative. I think having less money forces us to think outside the box to please our consumer minds.
I needed an organizing tool for my desk, and right now-my desk are lacks color. I do a lot of scrapbooking and card making, so I thought it would be good to use supplies that I had laying around. I've tried to be more and more self conscious about recycling, so we have a lot of cans lying around. However, a key part to being a greener, more eco-friendly you, is learning to reuse what you have. That's what I've tried to do.

Tuna can desk organizer

1 tuna can (emptied, cleaned out...label left on it is fine, you will cover it up)
double stick tape (approx 2-3 pcs)
1 sheet of paper-whatever you want to use is fine. I just used fun stuff to brighten my day, if you get sick of it, you can change it out!

All you do: simple. Cut a strip of paper. My tuna can was one inch...then I just kept the length of the paper, so if you use an 8.5 x 11 piece of paper, cut it so you have a 1" x 11" strip-should be plenty of length.

Place double stick tape on outside of can, at different spots, just to make sure it sticks. Wrap the paper around the can, press it to the double stick tape. Secure the end with another piece of double-stick, and....yay! A pretty too!

Hint: You can use any size of can to get all different shapes of organizers. Tuna cans work good for paperclips and such. Tomato paste cans are really good for pens, along with regular soup cans. I like all three to have three different heights of things...makes it a collection:)

Rachel May