Saturday, May 25, 2013

Confession #1 (Craft Tutorial)

Hey everyone so today I am going to do another craft tutorial, but first I have a confession...
Confession #1: 
I'm not as into it as a was before but here's my confession. I used to be like crazy obsessed with making duct tape crafts, and I mean obsessed. I think this went on for like two weeks. For two weeks I spent most of my time making things out of duct tape. 

Things like
- hair bows
- wallets
- a folder
-a tote bag
- flowers

Now I know it may seem hard to make these things, but today I'm going to show you how to make the thing that started my two week obsession, making hair bows.
Making hair bows is extremely easy and I would say your first time it may take you about maybe 10 minutes but once you get the hang of it it should take you no longer than 5.
Things you'll Need:
- duct tape (2 6 inch pieces)
- a pair of scissors
- ruler
- 1 bobby pin

Step 1: 
Take your ruler and unroll the duct tape. Measure 6 inches and cut on the 6 inch mark. Lay the strip of duct tape on a flat surface



Step 2: 
Cut another 6 inch piece of duct tape.


Step 3: 
Lay the piece of duct tape on top of the other piece.

Step 4:
Fold the thick strip you now have in a fanning way fold. Fold once in front, turn over fold once. Repeat until you can fold no longer.

Step 5: 
Rip off a small piece of duct tape and place it in the middle.

Step 6: 
Determine the size you want. Then cut it.

Step 7: 
Grab a bobby pin and slip it under the tiny strip of duct tape you put in the middle!




And voila! You're done! It should look something like this when you're wearing it.

That's all for now!
Caelen out.





Thursday, May 23, 2013

Book Review: Smile & Tag!

Today I will be reviewing a book called Smile by: Raina Telgemeier.
Smile is a full colour graphic novel.
Now before I tell you what's it about and my review I just wanted to tell you that I had the honor of meeting her and her husband (Dave Roman the author of Astronaut Academy) So Raina signed Smile and a few of my other books but here it is...

Whats it about?
Eleven-year-old Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But one night after a trip-and-fall mishap, she injures her two front teeth, and what follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, corrective surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's still more to deal with: a major earthquake, boy confusion, and friends who turn out to be not so friendly.

My Review
Smile is a cute non-fiction story of the author Raina Telgemeier and surprisingly everything in the book is true from the boy drama to the cruel "friends" everything. 
Smile  is a wonderful book. I really did enjoy it, probably mostly because I recently got braces, I'm in middle school and sixth grade just like Raina in the book, however the book covers Raina's story from the beginning of middle school to high school. The book is  pretty relatable, which is why I enjoyed it so much. It's funny. I also liked the fact that it was a graphic novel. The pictures gave all the description the author needed so there wasn't extra text to delay the reader on what was going to happen next. 



Rating:
5/5 stars

Well, that's my review so I hope you will check out Smile soon. You can also take a peek of what Raina's been up to on her website.

Tag!!

              
Okay, so here are the rules!
  • tag five [or more] other bloggers.
  • comment on their blog with the link to your post so they can join in the tag.
  • add the button below onto your post.
  • grab the link to your post and comment it below. 
Okay, here goes! (Sorry my font looks all funny I'm copying and pasting on the blogger app.)

1. Q: Favorite restaurant? 
A: Umm... Probably Jack Astors.

2. Q: Favorite music band/group?
A: I don't know I like a variety of artists so I don't really have one.

3. Q: Favorite TV Show?
A: Okay, this is tough. Honestly, I love t.v. I watch at least maybe 6-9 hours a day. I'm ashamed to say it but it's true. I honestly love reality t.v. Even though sometimes things may be scripted I still find it entertaining, but they are...
- 19 Kids and Counting
- Degrassi
- 90210
- KUWTK 
- HCHBB
- Family Guy
- American Dad

4. Q: Favorite movie? 
A: Hmm, well I never get tired of watching Titanic I don't know why it's mostly because I find the actual event of the real Titanic so fascinating, but it's Titanic!

5. Q: If you could be best friends with one celebrity-who? 
A: Oh! That's tough maybe Kylie Jenner from KUWTK, just because she's so funny, and awesome

6. Q: If you could marry one celebrity-who?
A: Okay this is going to sound really weird but Drake for sure. I don't know why but I really love rap, it's probably the catchy tune of it, but it's Drake.

7. Q: You could live in a movie-which one?
A: Umm I don't know I like my life here.

8. Q: Biggest pet peeve?
A: When people think that they are so cool and exclude others.

9. Q: Biggest fear?
A: I'm not sure. I'll have to think about it.

10. Q: If you could change your hair color- which color? 
A: I'm not sure maybe a lighter brown, nothing too drastic or shocking, maybe even light brown highlights or something.


I tag...
Anyone who wants to be a part of this.
Peace out!
Caelen.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Melted Crayon Art

Hey there! 
It's me again and I'm here to show you my finally finished melted crayon art, but before I do I thought I would show you a few examples of some melted crayon art and how to do it yourself; you know if you're in the crafty mood. 
Here are some examples...
Please Note: I do not own the following 4 images.





Okay!
So, now that you have a few awesome examples, you may have some ideas for your melted crayon art.
Now, I'll show you how to make your own.
Things you'll need:
 you will need a canvas, glue gun (or super glue), glue stick, a hair dryer, crayons and newspaper. 

Step 1: Pick out the colors you want to use and line them up on the canvas until you run out of space.
Step 2: Using a glue gun, make a line of glue across the crayons (if you want a certain part showing, like the label, be careful to put the glue on the opposite side). Place onto canvas in a line.

Step 3: Line your floor with newspaper old towels or old table cloths, place the canvas against the wall, and start blow drying. You have to experiment a little to see how your hair dryer works with melting the wax. It sometimes splatters a little, so be sure to cover the floor and surrounding wall, and turn to a lower setting if needed.

Step 4 (optional): After you've got all the colors to melt, you can go back over certain colors that you want to go further down the canvas. 



Okay, so as promised, here is my melted crayon art. 

That's all for now!
Caelen.

Welcome!

Hi everyone! 
Welcome to my brand new blog! I haven't blogged in so long, so Im starting that up again and off with a new blog, so welcome to my brand new blog, here. Sme of you may know me ad the gorl who had that not so popular blo, My American Girl & Me, and I stopped that and then I went to Robot Teacher and I quit that too, but Im back now and am determined to stay! So welcome to "Confessions Of A City Cat"! 
I know, I know weird name right? Well I chose it because well I love in the city and I love it here! So here on my new blog you can read things here such as book reviews, clothing shtuff ad other random rumblings. 
So, once again welcome and I hope you'll like enjoy this blog. 
Bye for now!
Caelen.