DIY Temporary Tattoos
This Friday Crafternoon in Advent, we’re going to try our hand at making temporary tattoos using printable temporary tattoo sheets, a laser jet, and our Cricut Joy Xtra. We thought about downloading pre-fabbed santas and elves and gnomes and such. But I think we’re just going to stay on brand with tattoos from Blaise’s book, Bar Delicious, and whatever strikes our fancy. You do you.
But how? We’re going to use this Youtube video by Danny Crafts Official to make our items:
Look for our results here and on Instagram!
This evening, to complement our temporary new looks, we’re going to watch film noir and drink SSJ’s Smoked Gibsons. As for films, if you’re new to holiday noir, I’d suggest starting with The Lady in the Lake. We’ve seen a lot of holiday noir already. But we’re hoping to get our hands on a copy of a film called I Wouldn’t Be In Your Shoes, in which a man throws his tap shoes out the window at a cat and, because his shoes leave prints in a muddy courtyard, becomes a murder suspect. [Update: This just happened to be last Saturday Night’s selection on Turner Movie Classics’ Noir Alley, which I record weekly! It’s also available on the Criterion Channel via subscription.] We’re also interested in the inordinately bleak Blast of Silence, in which a hitman returns to NYC the week of Christmas to wipe out a mid-level mob boss. [This is available on Criterion Channel, Internet Archive, and for BlueRay rental at Toronto’s Bay Street Video.] So, yes, it’s likely to be a double feature.
As for the Gibsons, here’s a link to SSJ’s Smoked Gibson recipe, which we’re serving with those SSJ Signature Small Batch Cocktail Onions we jarred earlier in the season. [Note: SSJ cocktail posts are protected by Age-Gate and require users to enter a birth date.]
Updates to follow here and on Instagram.
ON THIS DAY
2022: Distillery Winter Village and Ladies Lunch
2021: Christmas Poker Night
2020: Breathe Deep and Make a Donation to Cystic Fibrosis Canada
2019: Perform and Record a Classic Radio Play
2018: Photograph the City
2017: Family Drama Night
2016: Random Act of Christmas Kindness
2015: Teacher Gifts : Make Dorie Greenspan’s World Peace Cookies
2014: Make-Ahead Monday: Hot Chocolate Bombs and Microwaveable Mitten Warmers
2013: Read and Illustrate As You Like It, Act III
2012: Gingerbread Party, Design, Build, Decorate
2011: Rudolph Festival, Design Your Own “Misfit Toy“