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Been a while since my last post as  looking for a new job has my primary focus. Which means not a whole lot going on artistically unfortunately. Even though I am still looking I decided to make some time to update some stuff too 🙂 I have been doing some crafty things like knitting, currently on my 3rd scarf which is the best to date. I taught myself thru youtube videos and initially hated it but now it is something calming to do after a long day when trying to rest, and not wanting to make a big mess. My hands don’t like being idle. I also have done some little pinterest crafts for the holidays and one kawaii collage for a postcard. Just little things while muddling thru the holidays. And there has been lots and lots of baking!

One craft for Christmas presents was actually one I saw in an issue of Better Homes and Gardens. But I found an equivalent guide on pinterest too here. There are little fortune cookies made from fabric, inside I wrote a fortune of “You will have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!” And included some little candies too.

The second one was a video I had been holding onto for a while that showed how to make your own lipstick, using three ingredients, castor oil, shea butter, and crayons. I followed the video exactly and it worked like a charm the colours are great and I’d love to try more, maybe even smaller batches for weird colors to use with costumes. I got the containers at the container store as the video shows, they have a multitude of colors. The castor oil and shea butter are a little pricey though and I’ll have enough to last for a long time but it was a fun thing to do.

Below are photos of the postcard and the christmas crafts.

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Posted on: March 6, 2012

As I breifly mentioned in my last post I recently attended a pinterest party. What is a pinterest party you may ask?! Well, a group of ladies (I guess men could join, but as my guy friend said “that sounds like the girliest thing ever”) some of which I work with and others who I met for the first time there, got together and each made a recipe from pinterest. While we eat all this delish food we also craft with tutorials or ideas also from, you guessed it Pinterest. We are planning on making this a monthly thing so there may be posts with future pinterest party creations in the future. 🙂

I made some BBQ Chicken Calzones with this recipe, only I added peanuts, it had a really Thai flavor to it. I also made some cute little owls with this pin! The one I made at the party was kind of small so I made a larger one later.

Here are some pictures of the creations!


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