sister got me for my birthday! She got me the left-hand book, Crocheted Softies by Stacey Trock. The right-hand book was kind of a gift for myself. I can't wait to make some of these toys!!
Also, I attempted to do birthday candles on my nails... But they didn't work out as well as I had hoped. I followed this tutorial. I've used that tutorial before and I know that it works. I think it was just the polish I chose (it smeared when I tried to do the clear coat over it, even though it dried overnight!), and the fact that the designs were too small. I should have just painted them directly onto my nails. Anyway, here's a picture! I was going to draw small wicks on with a super fine-point Sharpie, but never got around to it. Oh well. They're fun anyway!