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Tuesday, May 11th, 2010 | Link to this Post

Crafting Equation and [Stuffed] Animal Abuse

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Since I was "one of those kids" who liked to disassemble Barbie dolls and give my stuffed animals "haircuts", it really shouldn't have come as a surprise to see this:

...or this:

Sigh. Synthroid treatment, Life must be hard for a stuffed animal. Especially one chosen to be some child's favorite...

But continue we must to the actual content of this post, my crafting "equation", purchase Synthroid online no prescription.

I rarely make anything "just because it's cute" and that requires more than a couple hours, Buy Synthroid No Prescription. Usually, several components have to come together before I sacrifice hours of my life where I should could be doing laundry or cleaning the bathrooms :) It goes something like this:

need + inspiration + takes less than 2 hours to complete + materials on hand =
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This is how my "All Ruffled Up for Spring" wreath came into being. Synthroid pics,


Shortly after I hung the very pink wreath I made last summer, I found the beginnings of a bird's nest:

I didn't want the birds to actually settle in considering that we're starting to open and close the front door as the weather gets warmer. So, a need for a new, online buying Synthroid, less-twiggy-and-bird-attracting wreath.


Sometime last year, Synthroid recreational, I came across this gorgeous wreath:

I immediately bookmarked it with intentions of making it someday...

Buy Synthroid No Prescription, Then about a month back, I was pleasantly surprised to see daffodils popping up in our landscaping:

At that time, Jeremy's dad had parked his yellow viper in our driveway. Yellow is such a happy color.

A couple days ago, I got this perfectly ruffled carnation:

Well, buy Synthroid without prescription, the yellow daffodils have since dried up. The viper is no longer gracing our driveway. Buying Synthroid online over the counter, And that carnation won't live forever. But that wreath.., Buy Synthroid No Prescription.

takes less than 2 hours to complete

But that wreath does not take less than 2 hours to complete. According to the lady who made the wreath, it took her 12 to 15 hours.., Synthroid without a prescription. not to mention cutting out 286 circles... I don't know. Buy Synthroid No Prescription, I really like that wreath (and kudos to the lady who made it!) but I just don't think I have the patience to see it through. Effects of Synthroid, However... I do know how to make ruffles... and make them fast...

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So a need for new front-door decor, a desire to have something yellow in place of daffodils, a beautiful model to keep me inspired, purchase Synthroid, and plenty of material on hand, my own version of a ruffled wreath was born:

This took me a little less than an hour to do. Buy Synthroid No Prescription, If you feel so inclined to make one too, here is a quick tutorial:

The "All Ruffled Up for Spring" Wreath

You will need:
- 1.5 yards of fabric (I used 42" wide quilter's cotton)
- scissors or rotary cutter and mat
- ruler
- 18" wire wreath (I got mine at Jo-Ann's for $3.99)
- needle and thread
- sewing machine
- hot glue gun

1. With your fabric still folded selvedge to selvedge (the way it comes right off the bolt), cut 2-inch-wide strips across the length of the fabric. Where can i order Synthroid without prescription, (Your strips will initially be folded in half.) For my wreath, I cut a total of 26 strips:

2. Open up your strips, and two-by-two, with ends matching, Synthroid over the counter, sew the strips together:

3. You now have a very very long strip (Mine measured 91 feet long. I didn't actually measure it. Synthroid forum, I just used my calculator...)

4. Now set your sewing machine's tension and stitch length to the max (e.g. tension set at 9 and stitch length set at 5.0) and sew straight down the middle of your very long strip. It should ruffle up nicely as you go along:

5. Take one end of your ruffled strip and start folding it back and forth, about 2 inches at a time (similar to making a gigantic squiggle and then squishing it together) until you have a small ruffled-flower-like thing:

6. With your needle and thread, secure the layers by passing through a few times:

7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 a small section at a time until you reach the end, placing your ruffled flower bunches in the wreath frame as you complete them:

8. With your hot glue gun, secure the ruffles onto the frame, Buy Synthroid No Prescription. Alternatively, you can hand sew/secure the ruffles onto the frame.

9. If you're like me and ended up with some uneven spots, you can fill in the gaps with some pretty fabric flowers. (I'll be posting tutorials on how to make some next week!):

And here are some library totes that came about through the same crafting equation:

Calvin and Charissa love going to the library... a mini Wednesday ritual for us :).

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Monday, August 3rd, 2009 | Link to this Post

A Punch of Color

So I've been looking for a way to add some "curb appeal" to our house. I've already dug out most of the weeds (or at least I think they were weeds) and dead things (can you tell I'm a regular gardener ;)) from the front area of the house (the sides and back are another story...), and now I'm left with a grey house with black shutters and lots of green shrubs and grass. I'm on the hunt for an outdoor bench and have been looking for an inexpensive wreath to add some punch to our otherwise drab color scheme. Jeremy was kind enough to look after the kids tonight so I could go out, run some errands, and spend money in peace :). Anyway, Jo-Ann Fabrics currently has their "spring inspirations" flower collections for 70% off. So I stood there for a good 2 hours staring at all the picked-through and rather ugly and cheap-looking flowers. I couldn't get myself to shell out $60 for a bunch of the nicer (and not on clearance) florals. For that kind of money, I'd rather go to Crate & Barrel and buy one in their outlet store. After changing my mind a bazillion times and grabbing a 1.5 quart of Edy's Slow-Churned Limited Edition Mud Pie ice cream from Wegmans, I rushed home in hopes of being able to re-create what I have envisioned in my mind. After 30 minutes and a lot of hot glue, my punch of color was complete for just $15:

I hope Jeremy is okay with pink... It looks fine... at 10 p.m. We'll see how it holds when daylight comes...

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