February 26, 2015

Perks of Having Creative Friends

Last week, I received this hand painted postcard in the mail from Ling, one of my good friends and also a talented artist and baker. It was a reply message to the puzzle valentine I had sent her for Valentine's Day. Isn't this such a cool reply?!  I wish I had half the talent that she has! I'm thinking of framing this and placing it beside my desk. It reminds me that I need to go get sushi more often haha.

Hope all is well with you all!

February 19, 2015

Happy Lunar New Year!

Happy Lunar/Chinese New Year, everyone! This year, I decided to make little treat bags using red envelopes (hongbao) to give to my co-workers. I thought it would be a fun way to celebrate the day even though it's not very traditional. (Fun Fact: Traditionally, only married individuals are expected to give red envelopes. Money should be included in the envelopes and given to unmarried loved ones).

 It was super easy as I just stuffed fortune cookies, chocolate coins and lucky candy into the packets. At work, we had the kids make red envelopesdragon parade puppets and Chinese lanterns to celebrate the holiday, using some resources we found online. Over all, it was a great day and a great start to the new lunar year! In finishing this post, I would love to leave you all with a new year greeting:

In this year of the goat, may you
be proud and exalted in life,
revel in your business success,
have a smooth career path,
and be free from worries.
May you become rich,
and be happy every day!

February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

In the previous post, I talked about some valentines I made to mail out. Here are some that I plan to give out today!

February 10, 2015

Easy Puzzle Valentine Tutorial

For this year's Valentine's Day, I wanted to make some special valentines to send in the mail. I started earlier this year and whipped out these puzzle valentines for some friends that I don't get to see very often. I wanted to send something a little more interactive this year. So here's a card for those of you who want your valentine to work a little harder for their message!

February 7, 2015

Valentine's Day Candle Holders Tutorial

Last Saturday, I had a crafting session with Alisa and Hwanhee. Alisa is throwing a Valentine's Day party next Sunday and we went over to make some of the decorations. Unfortunately, we didn't get to do much since we got distracted with installing a new fish tank for her fish, Hammy, but we did get these Valentine's Day themed candle holders done! Alisa found this cute project on Pinterest and we thought we'd give it a shot!