Category Archives: Crafts

All The Cool Kids Are Doing It

If Crunchy Betty jumped off a bridge, would you jump too?
 
No, but when Crunchy Betty puts food on her face, you want to follow suit!
 
The genius behind Crunchy Betty is brunette beauty, Leslie. Leslie woos us with succulent photos, fascinating facts, and the benefits of bypassing our mouths and smearing food directly onto our skin.
 
Now before you peel that banana and do a face plant, I recommend you check out her site for honest to goodness recipes.
 
The glistening goo on my face is equal parts honey and almond oil with a droplet of Vitamin E oil. After rinsing, I glowed like a nubile virgin. My goopy face is now on display at the Gallery of Crunchy Betties.
 
Get your cameras ready and head to your kitchen or pantry.
 
• What food will you put on your face?
• Is that your head next to mine in the gallery?

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Refrigerator Art

It’s been a while since I’ve showcased my daughters’ art. They love to draw daily using pens, pencils, markers and crayons. Sometimes they’ll paint or create little sculptures with “squishy” (Play Doh). I hope you will enjoy their recent sketches.
 
Natalie, age 7, loves to draw girls. She has a unique style, a steady hand, and is surprisingly quick at completing her scenes.
 
 
 
 
• Fashion Girls •

 
 
• Liv Dolls •

 
 
• Dancers •

 
 
• Love At First Sight •

 
 
• Project Runway Workroom •

 
 
• Making New Friends •

 
 
 
Pearl, age 5, draws whimsical scenes. She has a lot of confidence, and is always pleased with her results.
 
 
 
 
• She’s A Star •

 
 
• Fairy Love •

 
 
• Big Cat •

 
 
• Sweet Heart •

 
 
• Blue Princess •

 
 
• Sophie •

 
Thanks for visiting the girls’ gallery!

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Homemade Lip Balm

As the holidays approach, I thought it would be fun to create homemade gifts. The kids and I decided on lip balm.

Google led us to The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe, Inc. for the whole shebang: recipes, ingredients and containers. We chose Vegan Lip Balm flavored with Lemongrass essential oil.

Round labels were purchased at OnlineLabels.com.

Total cost was $4.74 per gift (16 gifts total). You may be able to cut costs by shopping locally.

This craft project was total teamwork! I melted the wax while the kids mostly sniffed the products. I helped them measure, and they carefully added ingredients to the pot. I poured the balm into the tins, and they sealed and labeled them.

These tins come with shrink-wrap bands that seal around the product when blow-dryer heat is applied. What a nice touch!

Warning: If you’re like me, you might ruin your measuring cup, wooden spoon, and cooking pot. I set mine aside for future waxy projects.

• Will you create homemade holiday gifts?
• Where do you find the best price for craft supplies?
• How do you clean up after creating a waxy gift?

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Create a Baby Mobile

Our wonderful employee is returning to work today! She will be bringing her 2 week old son with her. We are all so excited!

The better part of the weekend was spent converting part of the office into a nursery, moving equipment out, baby essentials in.

Needing a mobile for above baby’s bouncy chair, I scanned the internet and found an amazing Bird Mobile at Spool.

Spool Sewing

Spool Sewing

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Although their model called for 11 birds and 4 twigs, we opted for 4 birds on one twig. My girls were happy to choose the fabrics and stuff the birds.

Voila! Here are our results!

• Do you like to create gifts?
• What is your hobby?
• What’s for dinner?

Thanks for reading!

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