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Getting Crafty – Starting 2012 Off Right

Today I had the fun experience of meeting one of my readers AND crafting with her! Deb of Bee’s Nest invited me over to her house for a New Year’s Day crafty get together. I had a lot of fun meeting Deb, her handsome dogs, and her friends Stacy and artist Rachel Austin.

Rachel was nice enough to bring over some old maps she had and we all tried our hand at a little box origami. I’d never really done much origami and I thought this was really cool, especially blowing the boxes up. It was a great idea Deb and thanks so much for the invite! Next time let’s use that hot glue gun!!

Before we got started on the origami garlands, I got the chance to finish an embroidery hoop art piece I actually started LAST January. Embarrassing, but at least I’ve finished it now!

When I got home I was floored to find that my family had been busy making this little fella. His name is “For Chore” and he was built to do all the girl’s chores for them. I’m hoping he’ll do mine, too!!

Must Make Monday – El Cinco de Mayo Revisited

El Cinco de Mayo is one of our favorite holidays around here. May 5th, 1995 marks when Hubs and I first got together. 16 years! We’ve been together almost half of our lives. Whew!

Well, if you like to celebrate this fun holiday too, here are some great tutorials to help you out. Make sure to check out the ones I gathered two years ago.

Margarita popsicles from Hostess Blog.

Plantain Chips and Guacamole Dip from The Vegan Stoner

Mini Pinatas from One Charming Party

Annie’s Eats Margarita Cupcakes

No tutorial, but I love the Sweetest Occasions Buenas Noches Fiesta handkerchief garlands. There are a bunch of great diy ideas for a great party on this site.