I realize this is a little after the fact, but a couple weeks ago my college roommates got together for a Galentine's Day celebration and naturally I felt compelled to share the event with strangers on the internet. For those unfamiliar (do these people exist?), Galentine's Day occurs on February 13th and is essentially just an opportunity for some good old fashioned girl bonding, you know... "ladies celebrating ladies" (Knope, 2011). My friend Tori was this year's host and despite being stuck in a medical boot for a mysterious toe injury she managed to supply us with snacks, crafts, and entertainment. She even coordinated a Skype call with our long lost Alaskan transplant roommate and recent baby mama, Chloe.
Basically, we spent the evening eating, drinking, and attempting to create enough googly eyed pom-pom creatures to fill an entire box bound for Alaska. Upon further research, I discovered that these creatures are actually called love monsters and the tutorial I found is pretty obviously intended for small children... but whatever, we majored in Art Education... children's crafts speak to us. With a little more research I found that you can make all kinds of creatures out of pom-poms! Hedgehogs, baby chicks, and bunnies are all in the running. There are a few different techniques floating around out there including using your fingers, pieces of cardboard, or a store bought pom-pom making tool, but we went with the fork method for ours.
I'm not sure if our love monsters ever made it to Alaska, but I hope so because they are freaking adorable and the perfect gift for our lovely Chloe who spent her free time attaching googly eyes to countless items in our college townhouse (including, but not limited to, light switches, apples, the toilet).
Being the mediocre blogger that I am, I forgot my fancy camera and had to rely on cell phone pictures to document the event. Being the mediocre millennial that I am, my phone's camera does not function and I had to rely on the kindness of my dear friend Rachel for said cell phone pictures. Thanks, Rachel.