The Creative Owlette

A place for my photography, crafts, makeup, creative outlet. All photos by me.

Gloucester, MA

Gloucester, MA

Gloucester, MA

My Lars and the Real Girl scarf

The pattern I used gives you something which looks pretty close to the one in the movie, I think. I also used a yarn which was similar in color to the movie version. It’s is a lovely blue/grey with some green shimmery bits, as you can see from the photos. It gives it some added interest without being too over-the-top. 

Rail Trail
Marblehead, MA

Old Burial Hill - Marblehead, MA

In addition to many historical graves, this cemetery boasts a lovely view of the water as it’s up on a hill (as you might expect, given the name). There was even a gazebo with benches at the summit, which made us feel marginally less weird about hanging out in a cemetery. My fiancé runs the Colonial Graves tumblr, so it’s a pretty common weekend activity for us.

Marblehead, MA

One of many quaint New England towns

Several weekends ago my fiancé and I decided to walk from Salem to Marblehead via the rail trail. Not sure if the photos overlooking the water are in Salem or Marblehead; the trail was just beyond there (final photo is from the trail itself).

This lovely surprise came in the mail today-official scarf for Arsenal America members!
Come on boys, let’s do this! #USMNT #USAvBEL #WC2014 (at Boston City Hall)

Shrinky Dink earrings featuring the current USA crest. As with the France earrings, I simply printed out and traced the crest with colored pencils, and then put a glaze on the baked pieces. 

My nails are the perfect shade of @davidstea green :)
Polish is Sephora Formula X in “Inspiring”
One more of my USA jersey manicure ‘cause I thought it turned out quite well =)
On to the round of 16!

Not a new craft project of mine, but a timely one. Over the years I managed to collect a large number of soccer-related t-shirts, many of which were far too large for my petite XXS frame. Rather than let them sit unworn in a drawer, I cut out the “good parts” and sewed them into a scarf (along with a few bits from at least one shirt I wore to death). It’s a fun thing to wear when a heavier scarf isn’t needed, and it functions as a wearable scrapbook of matches attended and tournaments watched.

Manicure inspired by the USA’s away jersey. Conveniently, as a France fan, I can also turn my hands sideways and voila - French flags =)

I used painted my nails with the white shade (Sephora by OPI - A-ah! Moment) and then used striping tape to create the red and blue sections (Nicole by OPI - Kourt is Red-Y for a Pedi and Essie - Butler Please respectively). Despite the cringeworthy name, the red is actually a pretty nice bright red, and I think I came pretty close to the right shade of blue in terms of matching the jersey.