Suckers made from jolly ranchers!

I used these directions as a starting point. But here are my slightly modified directions:

1) Place 2 candies side by side on wax paper
2) heat candies in oven for about 5-9 minutes at 200 degrees.
Take cookie sheet out of the oven as soon as all the originally molded corners are gone and it's a big smooth blob. Just keep a close eye on them.
3) Lay sticks into place on melted candies. Slowly twirl in melted candy to coat the stick so it will hold. They're hot! Work quickly before the candies harden, but don't burn yourself. I made 6 suckers at a time so I didn't have to rush so much, and wore a winter glove so I was able to touch the pan a bit.
4) let cool for 30 minutes and enjoy!


My first yarn bomb

Yarn installations, or yarn bombs are not permanent, and unlike graffiti, can be removed if necessary. Nonetheless, the practice is still technically illegal, though it is not often prosecuted vigorously. Yarn bombing is about reclaiming or personalizing sterile and cold urban environments, or altering on object in an adorably unexpected way.

I have a handful of these random little circles in my stash, so I started out with a green and blue one, and just "free-styled" it from there.

I started small. And decided that this no parking sign could use a little flair. It stayed up for at least 3 days, though I haven't checked on it recently.
*edit 10/25 it's still up and looks great!
*edit this stayed up and in pretty good shape for MONTHS, even after someone stole the puff ball. I hope they like their new puff ball.

Fresh Start

I hope to record my crafty-diy-project-type-things and pretty pictures here, though I am easily distracted by other topics. We'll see where it goes. Hopefully the coming projects are a bit more impressive than the "kitty command center."

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