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.

weekend plans

My amazing weekend plans:

  • craft store and Target
  • filming at least 6 videos (5 on Friday, 1 some other day) for my channel (yes this is a link, go catch up on the vids)
  • getting my gutter fixed, half fell down during a storm, but the reason was that they used the wrong nails when putting it up and my friend’s bf is going to hammer it up quick so it could be way worse
  • cleaning my house
  • taking at least 2 if not 3 or more fitness classes
  • editing, thumbnailing (it is a word now, deal with it), subtitling videos
  • starting my for now secret but soon to be announced project
  • gardening

Yeah, I am a busy person. And yes most of the above involves working / jobs. But they are jobs I enjoy so they don’t feel like work. I know that is so cliche to say.

fairy garden

What did I spend the last 2 days doing? Getting ready for my last minute vacation? Working on the pile of stuff I need to do? Cleaning my house? Mowing for the first time in 3 weeks? No. I made a fairy garden. Something I have been planning and shopping for all week. And I am really happy with the result. Just look at it:


It even has a pond that also waters the plants!

Now in all honesty, I did also work, film, edit/thumbnail/cc (video for over vacation), go to several stores for supplies including Ikea, weed the gardens, and search for Pokemon when the servers were working. Still debating if I am going to dance tonight since I have to teach and mow tomorrow and work on that massive to do list…