Yes, I meant that as in plural up there. My middle kiddo is in school this year and is coming up on her first Valentine’s day among peers. I’ve been working on getting Valentine gifts ready for her classmates and teachers because I’m almost certain there will be a party or at least a card trade with treats. Now, we haven’t had this happen personally but I do know that children are able to have diabetes, food allergies, or other things that may make them feel a bit left out in these holiday celebrations. For the 100th day celebration we were asked to send 100 food items. I sent pretzels. Yeah, I forgot to account for gluten free items, but I was trying to think healthier than candy. Ya know what I mean, Vern?
SO… gearing up for the holiday I looked on Pinterest for ideas. I found crayons. I saw heart shaped crayons. Now, I don’t know how boys think this day and age, because my boy is still a snuggle bug, but I wanted something for girls and boys. I looked on Amazon and found some silicone molds in animal shapes and some in robot shapes. Lion is the class mascot, but I think the robots will go over well for all kids too so we made lots of robots and some animals too.
Silicone molds shaped these tiny wax figures.
The white crayon looks a bit odd on them, but they turned out great otherwise. :) I did use this post on Blogger as a guideline, but had to turn up the heat a bit, and keep them in for much longer. Also, the molds I purchased came with no instructions at all. I also plan to draw out some cards or something for the kids to use the crayons on right away. I hope this plan works out the way I picture. I want this first Vday to be awesome for my baby girl. :)
So long 2014. I’m not going to rehash all of the issues I had with the last year, because, well, let’s face it, I’m still here, things could have been a lot worse, and I’m grateful for another year. I won’t even bother making more promises that I am not certain I can keep. Doing so just makes me feel like a failure when things don’t go as planned, and I worry that it also makes others lose faith in me. I’m only human. We make mistakes. Lots of them. And we even repeat them, as history has proven, because we’re idiots.
I just wanted to share some progress on a drawing with you here to let you know, I’m not gone completely. Just been busy. Also, I’ve been working on knits and crocheted items still too. So here’s some of it. <3 Happy New Year.
A bit of fan art I’m working on for an online friend who did me a favor.
I made a hood for a dog in November and got this as a showing of how it fit and was received. Cute.
I made these for a gift exchange for my husband’s family. They seem to have been well liked. Patterns found on Ravelry.
I used to play World of Warcraft and an old gamer buddy requested this for a friend of his. Rather proud of how it came out.
This is my latest caricature commission. She put Santa hats on them all and it was so cute.
This is one of the final caricatures I’d created for the wedding in November. One of my favorites.