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Monthly Archives: February 2015

Crafty Calendar

I’m thoroughly enjoying one of my Christmas gifts, the Craft-A-Day desk calendar.

Craft A Day Calendar

It’s full of fun ideas to make various things based on a weekly theme.

The first week was Snowflake week.

Calendar snowflake

Then came Fox week.  Over the course of the year, I’ll probably have two hands worth of cute finger puppets.

Calender fox

Week three was Gnome week and so on.  So many fun things to create.

Calendar gnome

Calendar groundhog

Calendar diamond

Give me a stack of construction paper and glue or some felt squares and a needle and I’m one happy camper.  I usually have to make myself do the more necessary things during the day but I never have to force the crafter in me to come out and play.

Sewing and baking and painting come naturally.  And soon, so will crocheting.  That’s the skill I’m bound and determined to master this year.

Crochet

And I try to make a point to visit the Animation Academy at Disney’s California Adventure as often as I can because I love to draw too.

Draw Mickey

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Spread the Love Around

There are certain holidays that I still celebrate like an eight-year-old.  Valentine’s Day is one of them.  I never got into the whole romance aspect of it.  I like to give Valentine’s cards and treats to everyone, just like we used to in elementary school.

Valentine’s Day is a great opportunity to show a little love to the people in your life, not just your special someone.  It doesn’t have to be anything elaborate or mushy, just something that says, “I think you’re alright and I like having you around.”

Every year I choose the most fun box of Valentine’s cards.  One year it was Spider-Man and another year it was Hello Kitty.  Then I make cupcakes or cookies and when the day comes, I hand them out to just about everyone I come in contact with.

You don’t need a special day to let your significant other know you love them.  You should be doing that on a regular basis.  But sometimes it’s good to be reminded to let the rest of the people in your life know that they are special to you.  That’s what Valentine’s Day means to me.

choo choo