Archive | November, 2011


28 Nov


Holy moo cow. Y’all! It’s been over two weeks… and I have the most perfect excuse. Ya see, my blog is titled “When Boredom Strikes,” and unfortunately for all you readers out there, boredom has yet to strike again since my last post! I guess that’s a good thing?


1. I have a job. A real big person job. And it’s DA BOMB. I’m working in the Registrar’s Office at Miami with a dozen or so of the nicest and hardest working people I’ve met at the University. I have my own desk and computer (with TWO super enormous computer monitors – I feel special) and all kinds of course bulletins and student handbooks and reference books. It’s great. I’m working on the Transfer Credit Evaluation and Transcript team… basically my life now consists of hundreds (if not thousands) of course equivalency tables, course descriptions, and school transcripts. Pretty fantastic.

2. I have another job. It’s called running my freaking insane Etsy shop. I’ve had a ton of custom scarf and canvas orders over the last two weeks. I’d basically get home from my nine to five and go straight to work on filling those orders. Finally… finally… as of this morning, I have closed all my orders. BOOYAH, MOTHA TRUCKAS. I couldn’t be more excited about the success of my shop. Seriously. Never expected this would happen in a million years.

3. Now that I’m all caught up on Etsy, I get to start working on Christmas gifts! Eeeeek! New favorite thing. Maybe after the new year I’ll post some pics of my projects.

4. My aunt saved me and my sister the “wishbone” on Thanksgiving. She made us rip it apart as soon as we walked in the kitchen. Molly has been a vegetarian for over fifteen years and a vegan for over five. I was vegan for five years and I’m now vegetarian. I’m not necessarily as grossed out by meat or animal bits and bones like she is, but it was still rather disgusting. We wore gloves. Funny? Ehhh… you tell me:

Molly... freaking out.

me freaking out.

Now, for your craft fix… here are some of the things I’ve been working on lately (either for my shop or for birthday gifts and the like…):

Tammy turned 21 and this is what I gave her. Bearded men galore!

so hot. lol.

painted some mugs at the local pottery-firing joint.

they were displayed in the front window. nbd.

custom Etsy order. that was fun.

Tonya turned 21 and this is what Tammy ordered for her. Im Ole Gregggggg.

dont get it? youtube ole gregg. actuallyyy, dont. its almost too creepy.

seven stencils. two hours per stencil. my fingers still hurt but it was so worth it.

another custom order. not as time consuming as the other quote, but still a big project.

So that’s that. I promise I’ll try to blog more often. I miss it lots and lots, but my bedtime comes much earlier than 3am now (that’s when I’d usually write my posts). Remind me to tell you about the psychedelic Christmas music that was playing Uptown over the weekend… that story needs to be told (next!).

Thanks for reading and happy crafting!

- Kirky

uh oh.

14 Nov

So. It’s been almost a week. I know. Shame on me. I have a few crafty posts on my list but no time to write them! My job is fantastic and my Etsy shop is becoming quite the success. I had three more orders this weekend alone, all custom, so I’ve been a busy bee trying to fill them. As far as the next crafty post goes, I’mma try for tomorrow night after work. What can you look forward to reading, you ask? Bearded men. Lots of paint. Get excited!

In the meantime, check out Pinterest. Or Craftgawker. Or Etsy. Lots of inspiration at each of those sites!

Thanks for your patience!

- Liz

rip van winkle had it made.

8 Nov

YO, PEEPS. Today was my first day of work. A real job. Legit shittt. The Registrar’s Office deserves SO much for credit for the work they do. I’m exhausted and planning on going to bed in ten minutes or less. This is going to be my new life:

6:30am: wake up

6:35am: take ice cold shower

6:45am: power up laptop, mess around on facebook

7am: throw on an adorable outfit

7:10am: sit on couch, think about how much easier life would be if I were a cat and could sleep whenever the hell I wanted to

7:50am: drive to work

8am – 12pm: codes. numbers. acronyms. transcripts. transfer credits. course descriptions. log-in screens. confusion.

12pm: lunch. NOMS!

1pm – 5pm: codes. numbers. acronyms. transcripts. transfer credits. course descriptions. log-in screens. confusion.

5:15pm: arrive home, sit on couch, veg out because it’s not like I have homework to do anymore

8pm: start thinking about bedtime

10pm: attempt to sleep

11pm: attempt to sleep, check Facebook

12am: attempt to sleep, watch Arrested Development on Netflix

1am: attempt to sleep, check Facebook

2am: attempt to sleep, play Robot Unicorn Attack

3am: fall asleep

new scarves… to infinity and beyond.

6 Nov


Hey y’allllll!

As promised, here are my newest scarves! They’re “infinity scarves” or whatever. I’m warning you now, I take super awkward pictures. The lovely scenery is a lake on my sister’s campus, Kentucky’s very own Morehead State University. It’s pretty pretty.

blue paint on gray jersey.

double wrapped.

double wrapped.

red paint on gray jersey.


double wrapped.

Check out my ETSY SHOP if you’re interested in buying one. They make great gifts and they’re totally cooler than a mass produced store-bought scarf. Just saying. I’ve had a few friends request custom stenciled scarves as well, so if you’ve got something in mind for yourself or a friend or family member, send me a message or comment below and we’ll make a deal. That sounded sketchier than I wanted it to.

Yup. So I start my job tomorrow. That’s exciting. I’m nervy. What else is new! Wish me luck, friends :)

3 Nov


I’m a few days behind in announcing this FANTASTIC news, but I AM EMPLOYED! AHHH! It’s been 7 months! Over 250 job applications! Around 15 interviews! At least 3 long and aimless drives through corn fields to escape from the misery of having nothing to wake up for! Countless week-long craft projects to occupy my time! Y’all have been there for it all. Only now, in November, when I thought all hope was lost, I receive an offer to work full-time at Miami University with the Office of the Registrar. OH. MY. GOSH.

So. Here’s what went down. About a month ago I had my interview and thought it went terribly. I walked away laughing at myself for the way I must have come off, thinking that I had a better chance of being attacked by a shark on the sidewalk than getting that job. Seeing a unicorn with a glowing rainbow mane. Receiving my letter from Hogwarts 11 years too late. Saving all the stray and starving kitteh cats in the world with the snap of my fingers. All of those things were more likely to happen. Anyway, back to the story. This past Monday I got an email from them saying that I should have received an email last week for a pre-employment background check, and since they never heard from me, they figured I was no longer interested. UM. WHAT?! Long story short, there was a technical glitch… never got the email. Good news is, I passed my background check (duh) and accepted the job. I start Monday. EEEEEK :)

To celebrate, my mom told me to go buy Starbucks. So I did. And it was the most delicious flipping iced coffee I have ever tasted.

This weekend is my cousin’s wedding, so it’s gonna be a little hectic. I’ve been getting more orders on Etsy than I know what to do with, which is fantastic. I just bought new fabric the other day and I’m making gray jersey infinity scarves and painting stripes on them. I am so smart. Seriously. You’re gonna love them. I’m hoping to take pictures of them this weekend and post them here and on Etsy Sunday. Get excited. You’re so totally gonna want one.

I’ve also been making adorable little mustache business card thingy things. I was going to have them printed, but then I got to thinking… Handmade or the Highway. I need to make these myself. So I did. LOOKY:


They’re made out of super colorful cardstock and a sharpie. Boom.

Anyway. Look for the new scarves this Sunday. Thanks for reading, and as always, happy crafting!

- Kirks