Throwback to VidCon in 2014 with @johngreenwritesbooks (who just announced his new book yesterday!). The last @vidcon I missed was in 2012, so naturally, I'm sitting at home reading my friends' posts about it on social media. If you are there, how is it so far?
Before (above) and after (below!) switching to my new Canon 80D! I released a YouTube video this morning with a comparison. To see and hear the difference (I got new audio equipment too!), watch my new video on youtube.com/laurenfairweather 📷🎙
I completely adore this photo of the Harry Potter plushies @chelsiaw made with my tutorials. That monster book of monsters looks so soft! • Decorate your own bookshelf with handmade book-inspired DIYs (including these) at youtube.com/laurenfairweather 📚 and tag your creations #laurenfairweather for a possible feature right here! ✂️
Since I have so many creative projects, I'd be curious to know which one you found first! Did you originally find me through YouTube (and was it my channel or fiveawesomegirls)? Through wizard rock? What about my etsy shop? Or did you find me here or on another social media platform? Let me know in the comments below, and if you read this far, add your favorite animal emoji! 🐋🦉🐘
Name something that has been making you happy lately! It can be small and silly or big and important - as long as it makes you smile! • I just posted a new episode of my Things That Make Me Happy series on youtube.com/laurenfairweather 😊 Click the link in my bio and watch my most recent video to find out what's been making me happy this spring! 🌱
Closeup on some of the pretty details on the Harry, I'm Coming Home shirts @drawzand designed for me. 📚Which book feels like home to you? ⚡️There are still some of these on dftba.com/lauren !
This is my new camera! I just filmed NINE videos with it, so I've had a productive day. It's a Canon 80D with a 50mm 1.8 prime lens. Super excited to see how the footage turned out! 📷
I've been learning how to use my new equipment so I can film some new YouTube videos this weekend! I'm jumping head first into recording external audio using all of these gadgets and wires, when all I used before was the built-in mic on the little camera at the top left. Kind of intimidating, but I'm excited to figure it out! 🎧🎤🎬
These are my craft supply storage cube shelves! I got them from @michaelsstores and I have a dream to someday get a bunch more and extend them across the whole wall. • To see what's in all of the drawers, watch the craft room video tour I posted earlier this week on youtube.com/laurenfairweather (or just click the link in my bio!)
This morning, I posted my travel video from @nerdconnerdfighteria! My son tagged along and we had such a wonderful time. To see all of the fun things we did, go to youtube.com/laurenfairweather or click the link in my profile!
I completely adore this art that the wonderful @frakfraco made of me and some of my plush characters back in 2014. 🖌
Here's what I ended up with after my shopping trip yesterday! I'm excited to start making things with these supplies. Thank you to everyone who suggested ideas for things to make on my YouTube channel! Any guesses what I'll be creating? 🛍
Just found this old photo of one of the special edition quaffle plushies I made for the @lbfunkyquaffles quidditch team! On my hand knit Hufflepuff scarf of course. • If you'd like to make your own happy quaffle plushie, go to youtube.com/laurenfairweather and find the tutorial in my Harry Potter playlist! 💛🖤💛
Heading out for a crafty shopping trip today and I'd love your input on future DIY projects you'd like to see on my YouTube channel! What kinds of craft supplies should I work with to make something cute, and which fandoms should I look to for inspiration? (Specific project ideas are also welcome!) 📓🖋
This is where I work most days! It's usually covered in a few more crafts in progress though. • For the full tour of my craft room, watch my new video at youtube.com/laurenfairweather
I'm giving a video tour of my craft room in my newest YouTube video by popular demand! Head over to youtube.com/laurenfairweather to see how I organize all of my craft supplies. • How do you keep your workspace organized? And if you read this far, add your favorite object emoji to your comment. ✂️
My muggle friends just don't understand - how about yours? Did you know that I sell t-shirts on dftba.com/lauren ? 👚 They all feature lyrics from my wizard rock songs! 🎶⚡️
I love this photo by @amelie.grblng of the dirigible plum earrings she made using the tutorial on my YouTube channel! • Learn how to make them at youtube.com/laurenfairweather (scroll down to the Harry Potter playlist I made). If you make one of my projects, post it using #laurenfairweather and I might feature you too! 💕
This time two weeks ago, I was having an amazing time in NYC for #ytnextup! (I originally posted this happy/exhausted hotel room selfie on @whytodayisawesome, where I post a photo every Tuesday along with the rest of the fiveawesomegirls.)
I took so many notes in my Traveler's Notebook during #youtubenextup! 🎥 I absorbed so much info on pre-production, camera techniques, lighting, audio, branding, monetization, and more. It was amazing and I'm so happy that I was chosen to be part of it.
What are your favorite Disney movies and characters? 🏰 I got to talk Disney with @therealmeganmackay in my latest episode of What's Your Whimsy and it's up now on youtube.com/laurenfairweather • We filmed this video as part of #ytnextup with a lot of fancy equipment and it was so much fun! 🎥
I'm in love. 🌱 Thought you might want a closer look at the handmade bowtruckle pin I was wearing in a photo a little over a week ago, since you seemed to like it! Usually I give away or sell the things I make, but this was a rare case where I liked it so much that I kept it for myself. Hoping I'll have time to make more soon though so he can have some friends. 💕
I'm already counting down to my trip to Dublin for LeakyCon at the end of August. Can't wait to nerd it up with other Harry Potter fans in Ireland for #19yearslater! (📷 originally posted by @leakycon)
The talented @stitchy_geeks made this adorable Pygmy Puff using my DIY tutorial! Have you ever made one of the craft projects in my videos? Tag a picture of it with #laurenfairweather and I might feature your photo! • To learn how to make one of these, go to youtube.com/laurenfairweather and scroll down to my Harry Potter-inspired video playlist!
Good morning! ☀️ I'm back home in my pajamas with a new episode of the Wake Up Date. This month's updates: 1. I was chosen to be part of @Youtube 🎥 NextUp! 2. I have a concert in Rhode Island 🎶 on June 17th. 3. I'm performing at @leakycon Dublin! 🇮🇪 My first trip to Ireland. 4. I have some cute nerdy t-shirts 👚 at @dftbarecords! 5. Snowy owl plushies 🦉 are back at @shopfairweatherfriends on @etsy!
Serenading a few people at #ytnextup earlier this week with the song I wrote about being a creator. 🎶 Missing everyone already! • 📷: Originally posted by the wonderful @koalipops.
Look who came to see me! @jackisnotabird is the best.