I painted this in the summer of 2008, for funsies, and I loved painting the hair. I still haven't got eyes quite right though.
This painting is from summer 2009, right before I went to university.
I've noticed some cool things on the web which transform children's drawings into more than just scrappy pieces of paper stuck on the fridge.
You could make a card with a classic mix tape of love songs on it. No credit unfortunately, but I know the cassette tape was made out of an old pair of jeans. A good alternative to over-the-top girly cards.
This fun card by the long thread is extra awesome because your valentine receives a multi-coloured crayon in the shape of a heart. What more could you want!
I love a good play on words so this card from Lark and Lola caught my eye. They even sent a Starbucks gift card on the back.
This leads me to my other pie-themed viewing; Pushing Daisies. Alas, it was cancelled after only 2 seasons, but they were 2 quirky, sweet, pie-filled seasons.
This show prompted my friend and I to have our own Pie Day a couple of summers ago where we tried our hand at baking some traditional and some more experimental pies.
The Bueno and Oreo pies were not so successful.
But our traditional apple pie was much better.
And now for the craft:
I don't have a credit for this unfortunately, so if you know who it belongs to let me know.
They're tiny pies made of polymer clay with bottle caps as the pie dishes. Seed beads have even been used for the fruit filling!
With this bracelet I used two pieces of thicker elastic and threaded both of them in and out of the beads so they were side by side instead of end to end.
I threaded this bracelet the same way using a random combination of different sized and shaped clear, silver and black beads.
Most of these blue beads were double threaded side to side, but then I threaded each piece of elastic through one of the holes in this flat bead.