Category Archives: I Make:

I Make: My Etsy Shop

Well, I’ve been posting on here for a while, but I haven’t really shown much of my work. I thought you might like to take a look at some of the stuff I sell in my Etsy shop.

For more, visit my Etsy shop, Abstract Octopus!


I Make: Random Cell Phone Pics

So I rarely use the camera on my cell phone. When I do it’s because I have forgotten my trusty little Canon, but a photo must be taken. Most often, I forget about these pictures and discover them months later. Here are my most recent discoveries.

Me napping on the hammock.

My sister lookin HOT during a family trip to Michigan.

This was sent to me from a friend and is possibly the most hilarious picture ever. It’s my friend’s brother holding a baby that is not so sure about this shady character.

A wildfire in Santa Fe. Apparently not all that wild because they just let it burn out. It was like that for a few days though.

My cat sleeping on my roommate’s bed where she is not supposed to sleep, but gets the most sunlight so how is she supposed to resist.

Rachel at Yats in Chicago. It was free that day because they ran out of rice. What Yat’s runs out of rice?

My dog, Snickers napping in the sun near the hammock.

I Make: Magazine Boxes

I made this tutorial several years ago. Since then, I’ve seen my tutorial all over the internet, including Apartment Therapy.I’ve decided to share it again here.

I hoard magazines. I cannot bear to throw them away even if I know I will never take the time to look at them again. Here’s a way to use those magazines I feel too guilty to throw away and create a colorful recycled magazine box for your home.

These are the (much pricier) inspiration:

(Tutorial after the jump)

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A Painting I Did Recently

I found this awesome group called ‘the art of display’ and found this photo, fell in love with it, and wanted to do a quick painting. I did this at about 2am the other night. Unfortunately, I feel most creative between 1-4am. This does not prove to be practical.

Let me know what you think of it.

A Quick Painting

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