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DSC03880 (767x1024) There is something about a co-worker’s birthday celebration at work.  It tends to turn into a popularity contest.  The more presents and cards the more liked the person.  I prefer to do my giving quietly and try to go unnoticed.  I don’t do it for show, I do it because it is a nice thing to do.  Since I make stuff, I am never at a loss for gifties.  It seems I always have stuff at the ready to go. 

So, I quietly slip my gift to the co-worker when no one is around.  In most cases, I just leave it in the co-worker’s cube when they are out. 

To go with the cup cozy I gave the Starbucks addicted co-worker in my office I made a tag.  She is an avid scrapbooker so I knew she would appreciate it.  And she did!

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I love making tags.  It is a quick, easy process and good for some quick crafty satisfaction.  Anytime!

I have lost count, but think this might be the last of the ATCs. 

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This lovely was made by Pauline Brewis from Australia. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This one was created by Joy Smith also from Australia. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Carol McFee made this one.  The picture does not do justice to the iridescent threads. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This cute flowery card was made by Jo from Devon, UK. 

 

 

 

 

 

These may be the cards delayed by the volcano.  Who knows, but it is great to have the birthday continue!

DSC03879 (1024x523)I have been coveting the jewelry from Anthropologie and seen what some of my fellow crafters have created.   If you know me, you know there are two things I like flowers and jewelry. 

 

 

 

I found this tutorial on Youtube. 

And away I went…

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They are super easy peasy to make and they whip up quickly.  I now have to decide whether to braid a cord to hang it on or to string some beads to hang it.  Decisions…decisions…

Sunday afternoon I found some fushia velvet at the Goodwill for 99 cents.  There is over a yard of it.  So guess what I will be using next????

Just trust me and click this link to watch this video!  Awesome!

It is worth it to see the JOY on Simon’s face!

 

when you could go the store with 25 cents and come back with fistfuls of candy. 

when you ended up with a tummy ache from eating it all.

when you splurged and bought 10 cents worth.

Do you remember, too? 

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This week’s random act of kindness occurred on Sunday.  I went to an estate sale and there was a very elderly couple there struggling to load a porch glider into their truck.  I stopped and helped them. 

While I was visiting with them I learned they were both 84 years old.  God bless them for trying to load it themselves!  Someday I hope to be that spry! 

DSC03752 (943x1024) The yo-yo’s have been assembled, embellished, buttoned, added to a cord and are all ready for their close up.

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I love the finished product.  I cannot wait to wear it!  I love the colors and the Kumihimo cord I had left over from another project and the colors matched perfectly.  What more could I ask for?

 

Remember these flowers that I made with the scraps from Vicki

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After a little stacking, some glue, a vintage bauble or a bit of rhinestone sparkle and they grow up to be an awesome brooch. 

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I got out some of my vintage jewelry bits and went about making them special.  What do you think?

 

DSC03744 (1024x530)The day was windy.  Really, really windy.  So we made me a little bunker under a tent in front of Linda’s shop.   Across from me and facing the street was a two high rack of clothes.  I sat right against the shop which blocked all but the heartiest wind gusts.  I only had a few felty brooches go flying and one topple of the earring rack, but other than that few calamities. 

To the left of my table was a florist and I spent the afternoon and evening watching people of all persuasions and ages stop by to pick up flower DSC03745 (1024x729) arrangements.  There were plants outside and when the wing gusted bits of dirt and Spanish moss flew at me along with the plant identification cards.  My table was covered with dirt most of the day, but what the hey?

I made enough to cover my trip there and then some, but the crowds were small mostly due to the wind (I believe).  All in all, it was a great afternoon to sit, crochet a bit, listen to my I-pod and watch the cars drive by. 

I gave up pretty early on keeping the stuff straight as you can probably tell!

 

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