So about a month ago I won a super fun 25$ worth of craft goodies giveaway from Mindy Mae's Market! It came last week and it was SO much fun, that I hopped onto the gals website and ordered another goodie box - 50$ worth of craft stuff for 25$! It's shipping today, so I should get it by next week...i'll let you know all the fun stuff that's in it once it gets here :)
These giveaway goodies included - 3 washi tapes, a pouch of buttons, wooden earrings, pink paper straws, 10 belt bracelets, 2 pkgs of fabric tape and some neon green tags! All this stuff will come in handy for this big craft day a friend of mine and I are throwing!!! Can't wait!!!
Onto what I've been working on lately - I finally got up the desire to start crafting again...during the pregnancy I had NO desire at all, it sucked all my crafting mojo from me! SO...last week I went craft with my Silhouette Cameo cutter that I won back in December, I've used it everyday for the last week and am totally addicted!!! So for fun I put this on my craft room door:
Then two nights ago and decided I wanted to try cutting something for the wall...it was kinda tricky since I can only cute 12 inches at a time (need to order the 24 inch mat), but I did it! It's not perfect, but it's pretty good! Note - I took this at 10 o'clock at night, hence the awful lighting! Now I need to go to home depot and get some wood so that I can make a frame to go around the vinyl, I'll post a pic once it's done!!! I think it's going to look AWESOME!
At church I get to work with the 8 and 9 year old girls, we get together about twice a month to do something fun and to help them pass off goals. Last week the activity was at my house and we were supposed to talk about positive qualities in themselves and qualities they like in others. So i put together this little craft for them to make, they got to sand their wood, paint it and put the vinyl on. I think it went super smooth for 15 girls and 2 leaders :) They loved it!
Last week my mom, sister and I started a weekly dinner swap, we each cook twice a week for everyone, and then the last day of the week we can have leftovers or cook something for our families. We live within 2 minutes of each other which makes it super easy to drop off meals! It's SO nice not to have to cook everyday! So last week I attempted homemade Chicken Stir fry...I think it turned out pretty good! I LOVE snow peas so it was kind of hard to mess this up! I was practically drooling as i made it, the smell was so good!!! I can't find the recipe anymore, it was on all recipes, but all it had was cornstach, soysauce, ginger and dry sherry (I used chicken stock instead).
The week before 4th of July I got together with some girl friends to have a crafty afternoon, my wonderful husband cut all the wood for us, so when everyone came over we sanded, painted, sanded some more and glued in our little wire pieces and tied some twine around it all! I LOVED how it turned out, it was super cheap, easy and fun!
Homemade Flower Pens - has anyone else ever wondered how to make these? I looked up a tutorial and found out that you have to pull the bottom cap off the pen...this took some effort, but I was finally able to get all 6 caps off, though I did get a minor battle wound...
see - it's pretty minor, but it did hurt; I'm pretty sure I hit the bone, it was bruised for about a week!
after getting the caps off I hot glued around the top of the flower stem, then pressed it into the pen. Yep that's right, the stem goes inside the pen next to the pen ink thingy (totally technical here, can't tell)!
Once I shoved it into the pen a little bit of glue came out the top, I took advantage of that and wrapped the floral tape around the glue, all the way down the pen and back up to the flower. So it was some heavy duty wrapping ;)
And Voila! Cute flower pens :)
Click HERE for a great tutorial of how to make these!