Sunday, August 28, 2011

My Georgiaversary

20th August marked my 1st year in Georgia.
My friends threw a Georgiaversary Party for me to celebrate what I'd accomplished & survived in these 365days.

1st October 2008 I move from Italy to US / California
10th December 2008 I move to North Carolina
25th December 2009 I get engaged
23rd June 2010 Ex cheats & breaks up with me
20th August 2010 I move to Georgia / Columbus
16th October 2010 I get my Driving license
18th October 2010 I start working at McDonalds
7th November 2010 I get my car (with financial help from parents)
12th November 2010 I move to Greenville
25th January 2011 I start working at M....lle
12th February 2011 I’m “adopted” by a cat (still debatable)
3rd April 2011 I meet the first of 4 wonderful people
1st August 2011 I’m officially hired at my current workplace.

Last Saturday I suddenly realized~ I had friends, people who actually care about me!
One friend even gifted me with a $100 HobbyLobby gift card!
On 26th August feeling a bit down, I decided to stop by the store after work.
I hadn't been able to splurge on myself for a while being very money conscious so having someone treat me for no other reason that friendship really touched me.

I spent a full hour looking through every isle, picking crafting supplies for my next projects, randomly grabbing things that struck my fancy.
When I got back I realized I'd unconsciously purchased pieces that combined turned into this lovely centerpiece!

PS I still have nearly half the amount left on the gift card!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Caricature of Parents

These dolls are handmade in felt using modified version of my "Happy Berry".

They are caricatures of my parents (in their younger years).

They are my Mother's Day & Father's Day gifts to them.

My Little Pony

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Huge Update!

I recently realized I haven't updated in ages~ and yet have continued crafting while slowly improving on my Life.

I'm happy to say I've been an office lady since the end of January and, while my car is still a lemon draining my finances, I now have a social Life and am in Atlanta every other weekend.
In fact I've been thinking of setting my next goal towards Atlanta which as a metropolis has more to offer in way of employment, salary, social, education, entertainment, ect.
Let's face it, I really do live in the middle of nowwhere and even the town I work at has nothing to offer. I don't want to "make due" like certain people; at least this isn't my version of "making due". What I have now, I won't progress~ I'll just stay where I'm at. I know Atlanta has more to offer. And I know I can do better~ I think I've proven that already.
So I'm going be updating my resume, hand it to friends and toss it online ect. I know it'll take some time to find a job but I'm in no hurry. I'm not setting ETA because it wouldn't be realistic. But I just can't just sit around waiting for something to happen if I don't start it first, right?

Anyway please enjoy what I've created the past few months:

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Happy Holidays!

I apologize for not having kept my blog updated since October.
Although I have crafted, though not as intensively. I even took some of my creations to a certain type of Con but only sold three.

On 13th November I moved in with a couple of friends after having been kicked out by The Harpy.
I got a job transfer to a McD closer to my new home (obviously will start searching for a better job after the holidays). I have a car to get there and occasionally give co-workers rides. Yes, I like doing good deeds. And I wouldn't be where I'm living now if it weren't for others' good deed.
I lost a friend and am the better for it as I find out more and more what type of person she really is.
I have a couple of Mentors helping me in the Lifestyle.
I have good people looking out for me.

I'm still unsure where my Life is heading. I try to make the most of the positives and live through the negatives with hopes of a better Future.
And am naive enough to wish for True Love (no more cheap imitations for me!) starting 2011 but am wise enough to not actively search for it- I have too much on my plate as is trying to work on myself to go out Hunting. Besides, They say Love comes when you least expect it, right?
I want to experience and explore as much as possible while trying to sort through my Life and keeping the promises I made myself when I moved to Georgia. So far I've kept two out of three main ones, one of which thanks to my parents.

I am hopeful..!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Life is (slowly) improving

No new crafting update because I've been trying to get my life on track; I got my driving license and found a temporary job at McDonald's (which isn't half as bad as expected, probably because I'm at the cash register and not in the kitchen).
I'm planning on getting a car within the next month or so thanks to my parents and move closer to Atlanta since I'm told being a metropolis there are more and better job opportunities.

I would like to take the time to THANK my awesome friends without whom I wouldn't be able to make it, or at least keep my sanity. They give me the strength to go on in spite of what Life (and others) have been throwing me. Love you guys!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Gothic Girl

Gothic Girl
This gothic girl was handmade in felt with cloth details + hand sewn yarn hair using modified version of my "Happy Berry".

Nothing much to report:
- weekly hanging out with my BFF & our group of friends;
- no job yet but still trying very hard- hopefully all this time and effort will pay off soon!

Thinking of making a couple of dolls to sell on Ebay.
What do you think?