Monthly Archives: December 2008

How to Start a New Year in a Creative Way

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are. Bernice Johnson We all have good intentions as we approach January first each year. I know I was on a New Years High … Continue reading

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How to End a Year in a reflective mood

It’s the end of the year and it’s soon time to start a fresh one. But before we can start anew we need to say our goodbyes. It used to be enough to show up at the New Years Party … Continue reading

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I’m grateful for Christmas

Life is finite, we are transient beings. Don’t be afraid to engage your world or your surroundings. If you don’t try and get the most out of this experience, it’s a big mistake, a real waste. You’re squandering an incredible … Continue reading

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Make Smiling Snowmen Gift Tags

Oh my, when I got started on making tags I couldn’t stop. After The Glitterlicious Tags (with tutorial) I made a few other ones, and I thought I’d share how I made those too! How about a stenciled snowman with … Continue reading

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Gift Tag Tutorial Glitterlicious Style

I will not buy gift tags because I can make them myself. I don’t make them because I’m always so late when wrapping gifts! I don’t have the time for that last thing that makes each gift perfect… Catch-22, right? … Continue reading

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One week later I found it again

It’s true that we don’t know what we’ve got until we lose it, but it’s also true that we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives. Oh no! I lost my my knitted cap on the commute train … Continue reading

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Inspiring Quotes: I want a big giant life

I want to share two inspiring quotes with you today. First a quote from the NaNoWriMo conclusion letter that Chris Bate sent me, even though I didn’t participate this year: If there’s one thing I’ve learned from running NaNoWriMo, it’s … Continue reading

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Christmas tree: A bit of plaster and some glitter

Oh how I love silver glitter! Isn’t it great? Glitter is a perfect material for any decoration purpose, especially in December when both Christmas and sparkly New Year is coming up! Though I think this sparkle love is just the … Continue reading

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Odd ball charm zine by Alma Stoller

Last week I received Alma Stoller’s zine Odd Ball Charm ! I got issue #5 and I wish I had all of the previous ones because they are so cute – and all about craft projects too! I read so … Continue reading

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The Accordion Beret that shrunk big time

I knitted this cap, a felted knitted thingie, with leftover yarn from the Poetry Cardigan. I got the pattern from Elena and I think it’s called Accordion Beret (Dragspelsbasker in Swedish). I knitted this cap a few months ago but … Continue reading

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