Sunday, 21 September 2014

Amateur Photoshoot!

My shirt and skirt are both from H&M.

Left to Right: Lindsey, Sondra, Amanda, Myself.








On Saturday everyone managed to have time to hangout so we decided we would wander around our hometown and take some photos! I'm pleased with how they turned out. We literally just used my Fujifilm camera, it's not a DSLR but it does the trick and we stuck it on a tripod that I got from a yard sale! A Successful Saturday, indeed.


-Melanie.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Harry Potter Anyone?

This would be my second post in a row about both Etsy and Harry Potter... The last one about buying, this one is about selling. I have a shop on Etsy called Violeteli. I sell things on there because I enjoy making stuff. Pretty simple. Basically, I really really really want to go to England. I'm obsessed with England and have been for pretty much forever. I'm hoping that this year I'll be able to go around Christmas time. So I'm hoping that I can completely fund my little trip with the help of my Etsy shop.


So if you're a fan of Harry Potter or you know someone who is, and you/they are also a fan of wearing sweaters then y'all should definitely check out my shop! I like to knit 'Weasley Sweaters'  if you don't know what that is then you don't watch/read enough Harry Potter.



These are a few of the letters that I've done so far! You can get whatever letter you want in sizes from XS-L. Feel free to use the coupon code: BLOGLAND for %15 off your order! Get em while they're hot!



                                                          -Melanie! :)

Saturday, 13 September 2014

Cheap Etsy Buys.

The other day I found one of those Prepaid MasterCards in my room that someone had given Me for my 19th Birthday... Two whole years ago! I went online to check the balance and it only had $8.10 left on it, for the last year and a half MasterCard has been taking a percentage off.
I decided I'd go on Etsy and see what I could get for 8 bucks including shipping. I typed in 'Harry Potter' (because obviously) clicked 'lowest price' and started my search. I Managed to purchase two things and still have a balance of $2.00 left on the card!
The first thing I bought was a bookmark. I don't usually use bookmarks because I think they're a waste of money when you could just use a scrap of paper. But this one in my opinion was too cool to pass up!
Yes. Gryffinclaw. Pottermore tells Me I'm a Ravenclaw, but I sometimes feel like a Gryffindor.
So naturally I must be a Gryffinclaw! I think this is the coolest thing ever. The bookmark costs $1.39 from the Etsy shop CrestCrossed I highly suggest you check them out. They're based in Toronto, which is wonderful for Me because I only live 30 minutes from Toronto.
 
The next thing I purchased was a magnet from a shop called MyThoughtsExactly
A little Diagon Alley magnet. I thought it was adorable. I paid only $1.25 for it!
 
 
All in all I think it was a pretty successful Etsy splurge with an $8.00 budget!
-Melanie