December 31, 2010

So long 2010...

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I couldn't be more ready for 2011!  

2010 has not been the best of years for me, so here's hoping 2011 will be a little gentler.  :)

I'm trying to be more diligent about goal-setting, so without further ado, here are my New Year's resolutions.  

1.  Stop procrastinating.  I have always been a procrastinator and at the age of 27 I really should stop doing that now, don't you think?  

2.  Be more punctual.  See #1 for more explanation.  ;)

3.  Lose 50 lbs.  Yikes!  This is a big one.  That number seems so daunting, but I'm already down 5 lbs. within the last few weeks and I'm working my way there, slowly but surely.  I just joined a local yoga studio so I'm hoping to take Bikram yoga at least twice a week, along with my regular gym.  

4.  Sew more!  I have some beautiful projects that I've started, but have yet to finish.  I hope to get several things up on my Etsy page within the next few weeks.  

Here's to the New Year!  
May yours be filled with happiness and love.  

December 6, 2010

Quote of the Day

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We can never judge the lives of others, because each person knows only their own pain and renunciation. It's one thing to feel that you are on the right path, but it's another to think that yours is the only path.

~ Paulo Coelho

December 3, 2010

Felt Flower Holiday Wreath Tutorial

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I absolutely loved this project.    I chose to do this in a deep red to be festive, but this would look great in all different colors to match the season or your decor.  Enjoy!

You'll need:
1/2 yard of 36"wide felt - cut into about 3"x 3"squares
Vine wreath
Hot Glue (lots and lots of it)

{Please excuse my ugly craft chair  :) }

Cut the felt into 3" by 3"squares.  A half yard will make about 60 or so squares.  

Start at the edge and cut a swirl pattern into each square.  

From the middle of the swirl, roll up the felt to create a flower shape.  The looser you roll it the larger it will be.  I chose to roll them rather tightly for a more "closed flower"look, but you can do this part however you'd like.  

Dab a little hot glue on the flower to close it, so it holds together and doesn't unravel.

Arrange the flowers and glue onto the wreath.  I wanted a bit of vine to show through, so I centered the two rows of flowers on the wreath so it wasn't completely covered.  

Once the flowers and glued on you can trim the sharp corners of the felt.  I chose not to to give it a little bit of a modern look.  

Voila!  So easy and adorable. 

Etsy Finds Friday

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Need some holiday gift ideas?   I bet you'll love these...

Have fun Christmas shopping.  

You only have 22 days left!

December 1, 2010


Pin It Now! I have a confession... 

I like Uggs.  Like, I really really like them.  I always thought my sister was ridiculous for wearing them six months out of the year in Southern California.  Until she had me try them on.  At that moment I fell in love with the cushiony-softness.  Yep. 

I live in Oregon, where it can get really cold.  Over the last few weeks we've had temperatures in the teens.  Yikes!  You can bet I was wishing I had on some of these bad boys to warm my popsicle-toes.

I really love this tan color...  

Don't they just make your cold feel happy, too?  Well, I have a surprise for you!  

If you go to you can get your very own pair of Ugg Boots!!   Use coupon code 1156CRAFTY for a special 10% discount for my readers!  How awesome is that?