Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Garage Sale Haul

Over the weekend, a neighborhood near us had a huge chain of garage sales. My mom, our "exchange student" and I left right at 8:00 am to hit as many as we could before they had to leave. This post may not be the usual kind I'll do, but I thought it would be interesting. So here goes.

I instantly noticed this lamp (For obvious reasons) and loved the color. The color scheme for my desk/design studio is going to be black and white with pops of color so I thought it would be perfect.
It was half off because they were packing up, and cost me only $2.

The next thing is a sweater. This sweater is so cozy and soft! I love it! It even has a pocket!! I also like the color. It cost $3.

Up next is this awesome pair of Nike basketball shoes (or something like that), that I got for my sister. They cost 1$! Most cost like $50-60!

They are also in really good condition!

I also got this dress, which I'm going to upcycle (keep an eye out for that). It had the nice button detail which I liked. It cost a dollar (I think).

Well, that's all I got. Thanks! Bye!

<3 Sophie 

Monday, May 9, 2016

Mandala Art

For my first post, I'm sharing an art project that I'm working on. We had 3 canvases upstairs, so my mom gave us (my 2 sisters and me) each one, to do whatever we want with. I chose to cover it with mandalas. Here's how I did it:

- Blank canvas
- Compass
- Fine point Sharpie
- Ultra fine point Sharpie
- Pencil

This is how I started.

I use my compass to draw the circles that will be the outline for my mandalas.
Then I started filling in patterns and inking.

Here's some more progress.

I fill up space in between big mandalas with small mandalas and little dots.

Here's the finished project:

I had a lot of fun making this. I finished this over the weekend, so around 3 days total. It was nice and relaxing to just sit down, maybe watch something and work on this. I hope you guys try this out, it may be hard to figure out what to do at first, but you can always use the internet for inspiration! Bye!

<3 Sophie 

Sunday, May 8, 2016

The Start

Hello! I'm Sophie. I decided to start my very own blog, to share my creative journey. I am young but decided I wanted a way to share my projects. I hope to post as much as I can to document all of my projects. I'm going to have sewing / upcycling projects, art projects, and organizational / decorating projects. I hope you enjoy what's coming,

<3 Sophie

P.S. I chose the name Styles by Stiles because my last name is Stiles :)