turning the ugly Christmas sweater contest up a notch

Have an upcoming ugly holiday sweater party or contest? Make this headband. I had better win with this. Caution, glitter. Share the video with friends (or strangers, just don’t eat their candy). And don’t forget to like and subscribe while you are there. #withcaptions as always


thank you!

I still can’t believe we hit it! I know not everyone celebrates this, but darn it, I do! Thank you all so much and enjoy this 100 subscriber celebration video which is also a super easy craft. #withcaptions as always. Don’t forget to subscribe while you are there if you haven’t and share the video 🙂

DIY fidgets

Ever want to make your own fidget spinner or fidget device? I attempted a few of my own ideas in this week’s video. If you do nothing else with your life, make one of these. Seriously, so cheap and easy and way better than fidget spinners (I know those are fighting words). #withcaptions as always. Don’t forget to share this one with a friend 🙂

I am patient 0

Hello, my name is Amanda, and I am patient 0. You are welcome world for the glitter. Check out this week’s drunk crafting video where I attempt Easter egg glitter bath bombs. #withcaptions as always. If you enjoy the video, don’t forget to subscribe and comment when you are there. Also, share this with a friend. Let’s see if the video can spread further than my glitter. If it does, you will win a glitter free existence. (actual results may vary)

feeling low

What two posts in one day??? Yep.

Ok I am not really in a great mental place and I thought I would just get it out there.

I am feeling defeated and it is really hard to feel the ups right now. Part of this is because I had a long day and part is because I am just way busier than I have time to handle. Also I lost a subscriber today and I get that people come and go but when you are a small channel (at least in my case) you feel EVERY ONE. Every single one that goes. And I get these messages from time to time of people saying I made them laugh and how great it is but I still feel the ebb. *sigh* At least I have the positives on this channel and I see a reason to keep going. I do really love it. I just wish I could get it to a larger audience and I fail miserably in knowing how to do that.

So the second channel, no one watches. Remember me being busy? Yeah, I don’t have Friday’s video filmed (or any later ones, or any of my main channel filmed or edited, so behind) and my videos are literally getting nothing. The first two had under 10 views each, all leaving in under a minute. So I don’t know if the audience is there. And now I wonder if it is sustainable and if I should keep going.

Maybe if I had more energy or more sleep or more time or less terrible of a day I would feel better.

Oh well.

Nothing to do but keep going I guess.

Maybe I will finally get around to adding my new pattern to my Etsy. It is an adorable derpy unicorn.

vague no more

Ok getting rid of the vagueness, the project I was working on launches today – my second channel. I know, I know but I promise I won’t be one of those obsessed with creating channels. I also don’t know how I have time but we are going to see. Once I commit to something I stick to it, sleep be damned. Really I have time. I can do it. I swear. Anyway the first video posted today. So what is this channel? Videos are real time knitting with no words or music in the background, just the calming noises of knitting needles and yarn. Watch the mesmerizing needles and relax. Think slow TV esque. Let me know your thoughts and if you like it, then click the like button and subscribe and share with any friend who you think would like it too. Videos are going to be posted every Wednesday and Friday. Leave comments with your thoughts. No captions needed on this channel as there are no words.