My Favorite Yummy Valentine's Day Tradition with Muriel and Georgia Rey

This is my all time favorite Valentine's Day gift that my mom and I have done since 3rd grade (Muriel's age). It is easy once you get it down, here are the steps to make it:
You will need:
  • Candy!! All sorts, get the good stuff! Hearts, chocolates, sweet tarts, kisses, m&ms, any red pink white or light pastel colored candies would do.
  • One roll of clear plastic wrap
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon (white, pink or red) the kind you tie balloons with!
  • Adult supervision (just kidding!) but really wash your hands...
Put all the different candies into their own bowl: 
Then you will roll about 4 1/2 feet of clear plastic wrap on the floor (sweep before hand, but no worries the candies never touch the ground, just use your hands!)
Start by picking what piece of candy you want in the middle and work your way out placing candies about one inch apart from each other. After you place as much candy as you want (remember to leave the ends blank so there is room to tie it once your done), cut up to 15 ribbons about 4 inches long in the color of your desired choice. It should look something like this:
Next fold the back wrap over the top of the candies, then fold the front wrap up over the candies and wrap the extra cling wrap around and under the candies until they seem secure. From starting in the middle, tie ribbons in knots right up to the candies and work your way out tying between each different sections until all the candies are tied in. It should then look like this:

Next (your almost done!) take sharp scissors and curl the ribbon. Tie the two ends together, throw it around your neck, and there you go! You can snack on it all day or give it as a gift.

These are my favorite little girls in the whole world! They made their necklaces for their teachers.
This is a picture Muriel took of me (in my new heart shirt!) making my necklace:

You can see behind you I convinced my mom to let me paint her stairs. One day she made me tare up the old carpet and sand them (with a hand sander!). Every one of my friends and family have painted on it from time to time over the past 2 years. I miss being able to paint on the ground.. tis fun!

And the results are...

I give myself a 7 (out of 10). I rushed it ,and wanted it to be finished so the stitch job is alright, and it bunches a little. I think if the tank top itself was stronger and more durable it would have worked out a lot better. I am stoked I made it, its nice n fuzzy thats for sure! Sometimes I feel like I can craft the day away. I am positive I can, but I can't... I have found much comfort in sewing and crocheting these days. I am glad I have picked it up.
This year will be Kasey and I's 4th Valentine's together. We are so happy together. There is no other boy in the whole world worth fighting for but him. He really cares about me, and makes me feel so safe. I know he would do anything for me, it's a good feeling. LOVE is not a big enough word to explain how I feel about him. I could stare into his eyes forever. When I look really deep, I  can see the world. His voice excites me and his lips control me. I want to paint him something for Valentine's but I don't have the funds to get all the materials I want. Might as well make a list:
  • Spray paint (orange, red, black, white, blue, metallic)
  • Abstract Paint colors (neon, metallic)
  • Puddy (white)
  • Ribbon (reds and blacks)
  • Big Canvas (or medium) 
Also needed :
  • New scissors 
  • Color Thread (black, red, white, tan, green)

Fuzzy Heart Earrings!

I had some spare links and blank earring thingys so I glued some mini hearts on them and WAHLAH! They are only one sided at the moment but tonight I think I will back them with more fuzz!


Valentine's Day Dress

So I was going to go by the mall and try and find a cute Valentine's day dress, but then my light bulb went off and I remembered I could sew one! So I hit up craft town and picked up some great fuzzy red and some stretchy red. I wanted to get some cute red heart buttons but they didn't have any. I can't decide if i want to keep the two pieces together or put the fuzzy heart I made onto a white tank top then wear a little skirt with it. I could make two different outfits I guess. I have not decided yet, but I need to soon! Hopefully I can finish the project by tomorrow, or at least thursday!
The fabric looks funky in the picture from the flash, the lighting was horrible and the sun was setting so yeah you can't see how fuzzy and appealing the fluff really looks and feels. I think I am going to put the heart on the white tank top... hold that thought!!!

First Post: Fun $1 Project!

All you need is:

  • Blank masks (any color, usually around one dollar)
  • Miscellaneous art supplies, paint, glue, glitter, feathers etc.
  • Hot glue gun (if gluing feathers, items, etc.)
  • Inspiration!
First, make sure the mask fits and is comfortable. Make all adjustments before painting your mask.
Second, craft away! Get inspired and put on some groovy tunes while you create your mask.
Third, once you are done let dry a few hours, or until paint, glue and glitter have all dried.

I was in LA for my birthday a little over a week ago. My friend hannah and I were shopping in the fashion district when we stuck with the idea of making masks for our night adventure clubbing. We found our masks and used supplies at my friend Amber's pad. We made our mask, stuck them by the heater to dry, got ready, and they were good to go when we were ready to leave. They were fun and we got compliments all night long from them!