Saturday, February 26, 2011

WHY ME?! Life Horror Stories

Today, I cheated on my math exam. I still failed. -hopeless, New York

Today, I had to present a powerpoint infront of my class. When I was finished, no one clapped. On my way back to my seat, I slipped on a pencil and fell straight on my face. That's when everyone clapped. -Franigirl, Virginia.

Today, I lost a glove while snowboarding. I got off my board to find it, when a bunch of kids took the opportunity to kick my snowboard down the hill, while yelling "Run, Forrest, run!" as I frantically chased after it. -gumpy, New Hampshire

Today, I asked out a girl I like to a movie. She said "I hate babysitting." -Anonymous, Egypt

Today, I took a picture of myself and put it on Facebook. After I did so, I realized that in the background, you can see my crush's Facebook page up on my laptop. He tagged himself. -Anonymous, Connecticut

Today, I went on a date with a guy who seemed to be quite the gentleman. I was proven wrong when he told me to "shut it" during dinner, stiffed me on the bill, and then left me at the restaurant so he could get his own taxi home. -Ohdear, United Kingdom

Friday, February 25, 2011

Worlds Most Awesome Alarm Clocks!

These alarm clock all have clever solutions for people who find themselves hit the snooze button and falling back into deep sleep. I love the creativity used in them!!

These two are my favorites

This one isn't actually something you can buy, but it MUST be the most effective! lol

Have a great weekend! :)

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Undiscovered Etsians!

Here are some great items made by Etsy sellers patiently awaiting their first sales :)

Hand Crocheted White Doily by GoldenLucyCrafts

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Second Outfit: Knee-high chucks

I had tennis class today. Most people wear sweats to tennis, and most people would wear these crazy high chucks with jeans...but I'm not most people.

gray dress with  knee high converse chucks at tyler handmade

Cardigan: 1955 Vintage at Sears
T-shirt: Wet Seal
Dress: No boundaries at Walmart
Shoes: Airwalk at Payless

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Coming Soon To Tyler Handmade...

Bags, bags, and more fabulous BAGS!

Pretty soon the focus of my Etsy shop with be purses ONLY. Right now, I'm working on some clutches for prom/formal season, and then I'll be making plenty regular sized handbags as well. My plan is to clearance out my shop and fill it with handbags. So if you love something, don't wait to buy it. Once its gone, it will be GONE. However, if you really really want me to make you something other than a handbag, send me a message and  we'll talk about creating custom order for you.

So like I said, I'm getting rid of everything in my shop and there will be a sale soon, so stay tuned to this blog, my Twitter, and my Facebook page (find the links to those on the left<<<)

Here's an example of what my upcoming handbags will look like. I just sold this one today!! Complete with bamboo handles and a magnetic snap :)

soft pink bamboo purse at tyler handmade

Monday, February 21, 2011

What I Wore: My First Outfit Post

I've been reading a few fashion blogs lately, so I decided to try out posting one of my outfits too. I broke a couple of fashion rules today. I wore a bright cardigan over a bright top. I also wore a dress over jeans. Here were the results:

Sorry you guys, I'm not a professional model OR photographer. Taking pictures of yourself is hard! Especially when you're trying to fit the whole outfit in. Anyways, what I've learned from this is that breaking fashion rules isn't always beneficial. I didn't really like how this one turned out after looking at the pictures. Plus the tube dress kept slipping down while I was playing tennis today (thank goodness for the t-shirt underneath!). Oh yeah, and I think this outfit makes my look kinda preggers. >_< Oh well, another day, another outfit.

first dress fashion blog outfit post at tyler handmade

Red cardigan: Madison from Belk
White Tee: Gap
Dress: Wet Seal
Jeans: Xhilaration from Target
Shoes: Puma from Sams

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Sunday Mall Run!

I got a chance to go shopping with my shopaholic friend Marsha today :) I decided beforehand that I wasn't going to spend more than $50.....i ended up spending about $62. >_< Not TOO far off, but overbudget nonetheless. I make myself feel better by saying I really did need everything I bought though :P Anyway, here's what I got!

1. Black sandals from Wet Seal ($12.80).
2. Something from Victoria's Secret PINK. If Victoria can keep it a secret, I think I will too. I'd rather than post a picture of my unmentionables for the world to see. Undertandable, right? :P (Free with coupon)
3. A gorgeous red pair of heels from Charlotte Russe ($35).
4. A ruffly hot pink wallet from Body Central ($9.80).

This time was different, because I usually don't buy things for retail price, but nothing I really really liked (and needed) was on sale today. And there were President's Day sales going on too! Oh well, better luck next time.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Motivational LOLcat

Friday, February 18, 2011

WHY ME!? Valentine's Day horror stories

Yeah, I know know Valentine's day was Monday, but while you were out eating chocolates and sniffing flowers, some people were having an awful time! ...And now I'm sharing their stories with you for you to enjoy :)

Today, I was in class when someone came in with a rose for me. My teacher made me read the card aloud: "I'm breaking up with you, happy Valentines." It was from my boyfriend. FML -Sexyredhead, US

Today, I got a text from a girl that I've had a crush on for a long time, asking me out to dinner. I agreed and went to the restaurant. Not long afterwards, I got text from her saying something had come up, so she couldn't make it. As I was walking back to my car, I saw her walk into the same restaurant with another guy. FML -Saberwolf, Oregon

Today, I received my first Valentine's day present ever: a dead mouse from my cat. FML -lex31, US

Today, I had to resign myself to the fact that while everyone else will be seeing their boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, or wife on Valentine's Day, I will only be seeing my dentist. FML. -Haley

Today, I lost the beautiful necklace my boyfriend gave me for Valentine's day. I looked everywhere, and couldn't find it. My sister held the bag while I dug through the stinking trash, then after I cleaned everything up, took it out of her pocket and said she was pretending it was lost. FML -beezybees, California

Today, I arranged to have some flowers delivered at work for Valentine's Day so that my colleagues will think someone likes me. FML. -Alone, Australia

Today, I realised that every morning my girlfriend gets me to help her put on a locket her ex-boyfriend bought her on Valentine's Day. FML -Anonymous, Canada

Today, after 22 years of perfect skin, I woke up with a bunch of angry zits on my nose. I used a clay face mask that was supposed to dry them out. Instead, they were bigger and green. Today is Valentine's day, I finally have a guy to go out with, and my nose looks like it's rotting off. FML -zitgirl, California

Today, my grandma sent me a Valentine's Day card. For years she's been hinting at me to lose weight. The card: a picture of cookies on the front and a gym membership inside. FML -bcca, Ohio

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Flash Your Yarn Stash 2011

A lot of you were surprised when I flashed my yarn stash last year. Well I think this year it's actually grown! Take a look:

This is where I keep most of my yarn. I have to keep my yarn on high ground away from the kitty.

bookcase of yarn stash at Tyler Handmade

bookshelf of yarn stash at Tyler Handmade

case of yarn stash at Tyler Handmade

The rest go in cute little vases and things like this.

vase of yarn stash at Tyler Handmade

Here's all of it in one spot!

huge big large pile of yarn stash at Tyler Handmade

huge big large pile of yarn stash at Tyler Handmade

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Works in Progress

I have at least six knitting/crochet projects going on right now *Sigh* Actually, more than that, I think--but I've stopped working on those so long ago they're in hibernation now, so they don't count. lol. Well here they are, in the order that I started making them.

This one is "Ultra Femme" from Debbie Stoller's "Stitch n' B*tch Nation" book. Its gonna be a pretty sweater for me to wear to church. :) As of now though, its been on hold for about a month because of the next two projects I'm working on. The yarn is GGH Samoa.

This one is "Heart" from 
(its a PDF, scroll down for the pattern) I'm making it as sort of a winter-spring transition scarf. The yarn is the oh-so-yummy Noro Silk Garden ^_^

This project is almost done! Its a simple crocheted bag. No pattern. One girl at my school hired me to omake it for her after she saw the knitting bag that I made. Now all I have left to do is line it, add a magnet closure, and sew on the handles :)

The rest of the WIPs are blankets, so I'll leave those for another day ;) Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

How-to Tuesday:Alchemy Bookends

Who knew that you could turn a pile of plain ol' rocks into a pair beautiful gold bookends! This tutorial is brought to you by Design Sponge. 

Here's what you'll need for this project:

  • rocks of all different shapes and sizes (make sure to get several that are flat on two sides)
  • metallic gold spray paint
  • hot glue sticks
  • industrial strength glue such as liquid nails #3 or E6000
  • gold leaf adhesive and gold leaf
  • weighted cardboard box (You can fill the box with books!)
  • hot glue gun
  • toothpicks
  • old paint brush
  • soft brush
  • soap and dirty toothbrush
Click here to find the full instructions and soon you'll have this:

Turn into this!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Build a Bunny

Got this cute Build a Bear bunny from my boyfriend for Valentine's day :) So adorable!

His name is Cuddles :)

I think he's kind of a gangster

I Miss You...Happy Valentines Day

I Miss You Terribly This Day of Love
by Dimitri Shostakovich

miss you terribly this day of love,
Miss you with a wound that stabs and aches.
see the love around me, and it takes
So much strength simply just to move.
Soon, soon, my love, this waiting will be done.
You and I will have what we desire.
On days like this we'll sit beside the fire,
Undoing all the pain of days long gone.

Dedicated to Vivin <3 I love you sweetheart.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sunday Giveaways!

Soul Food Mug

Prize: Soul Food Mug
  • Prize value: $16
  • Number of winners: 1
  • Ending date of the giveaway: 02/19/2011
  • Where it can be won: Worldwide
  • The prize is from:
  • To enter this giveaway, you can: Leave a comment, Blog/tweet/etc. about it, Follow/fan a blog/fb page, etc.

Click here to enter!

Vinyl Wall Decal Set
(I really love this. My room is that same color, so it would look awesome!)

*Win (Prize):: Vinyl Wall Decal Set - Tree and Birds
*From (Shop):: Janey Mac (
*End date (Last day to enter):: 02/18
*Open to (Restrictions):: US Residents
Click here to enter!

The Caramel Jar

*From (Shop):: Sampler Village - The Blog
*End date (Last day to enter):: 02/16
*Open to (Restrictions):: US Residents
Click here to enter!

Saturday, February 12, 2011

FAIL of the day

Thursday, February 10, 2011

8 Things to do on a Snow Day

This is me, way back when :)

I woke up this morning to find that there was ice on the roads and that classes were cancelled until 10am. So I went back to sleep. Later when I was getting dressed for my 10 o'clock class, I got a text from the school that said that classes where cancelled for the day. SNOW DAAAAY! Here's a list of seven things to do if you find yourself stuck at home on a snow day.

1. Take a long shower. This is the first thing I did when I found out the news (after the happy dance of course). Usually my showers are short and rushed, but not today :)

2. Build a snow man

3. Play catch up.  Are you behind in your schoolwork? Laundry? Knitting?  Dishes? DVRed television shows? Today is your chance to get caught up!

4. Do some spring cleaning. I don't know if it's just me, but I can't be happy when my world is in chaos. Sadly usually is. So today I'm definitely going to take some time to get my room in order. There's a place for everything, and everything should be in its place, I always say.

5. Do some online shopping. It's always nice to shop on your day off, but since you'll be stuck inside on a snow day, you can shop online instead. By the way, I know of this cute little online shop called Tyler Handmade, you should check it out. Wink wink ;)

6. Read a book. Its rare for many people to find enough time to curl up with a good book. Hey, if you're snowed in, why not? I recommend Hide in Plain Sight or Stuck in the Middle. I've read them both on Kindle for free and you can download a Kindle app for just about anything from PC to Android :) (Sorry for the infomercial, but I <3 my Kindle.)

7. Exercise. Get your heart pumping with an exercise tape. If you don't have one, this website has some great videos.

8. Do some DIY projects. If you click on the DIY tag on my blog, you'll find plenty of great projects to try.

Now I'm off to catch up on some knitting!
("Ultra Femme" from the book "Stitch n' B*tch Nation by Debbie Stoller)

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Etsy Finds: Black History Items

Rosa Parks Print 11x17 - Famous Seniors

vintage text GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER light switch plate

Harriet Tubman Vintage Stamp Pendant Soldered Glass

T Shirt of Nelson Mandela of South Africa

Malcom X

I Am Not A Perfect Man 27x39 Inch Signed Offset Lithograph


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