Happy Chinese New Year!

Hello everybody!  I hope you guys are well.

I want to wish a very happy Chinese New Year to those who are celebrating.

May the new year bring you all of your hearts desire.

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I found this great clip art using AOL search.

Take good care all.

Until next time…

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DIY Felt Gift Bow

Hello everybody!  I hope you guys are well.  I love wrapping gifts with unique wrapping paper that I either make myself, if the gift is small enough, or find at stores.  Recently, I wrapped up this gift for my god-daughter’s birthday.

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I found this polka dot wrapping paper in the dollar section at Target in Harrisburg, PA awhile back.  My god-daughter loves Minnie Mouse so I found this clip art and glued it on top and then I found a Disney inspired font and printed out her name on an address label for her card.

She’s going to love it!

I also love gift bows and after finding that DIY magazine gift bow pin on Pinterest and attempting it with great results, I thought, “Let’s try using something else to make a bow.”  HELLO FELT!  

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I’m definitely not a pro at sewing, but I do my best.  I love the final result of this bow and I used a long piece of thread so I could attach all the felt pieces together without having to cut and start again.  I only cut the thread for the last piece of felt, in which I sewed it separately and then tried to sew it on top of the bow without showing too much thread.  I wasn’t that successful, but that was my first attempt and I’m definitely making more of these bows so hopefully practice makes perfect.  I’m going to add a little bit of glue so it’ll stay on the gift, but hopefully still come off intact.  The gift above is my husband’s Valentine’s Day gift 🙂 wrapped up in another gorgeous print found at Target’s dollar section.  I can’t wait to show you what I got him.  It’s too freaking cute!  I also can’t wait to do more of these gift bows in different felt colors and designs.  Happy gift wrapping and bow making!

Take good care all.

Until next time…

Maybe I’ll Start Tomorrow!

Hello everybody!  I hope you guys are well.  I’ve been sorting through my folders and reminiscing with the pages that I have torn out of magazines and saved throughout the years.  Hair styles, exercise routines (which I have yet to do 🙂 ), recipes, DIY self-publishing tips, and crafts.  Some I kept and some I tossed because I really need to stop holding on to things and try to get some sense of organization among my papers and let’s face it, I’m not doing all of those exercises.  Among the pages that I kept though was this one:

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This cartoon was featured in the Real Simple magazine, October 2003 issue.  As soon as I read it, I tore it out and showed my husband.  I told him, “Is that me or what?  That’s exactly what I do.”  I’m keeping this forever because it’s a mirror image of my writing persona.  This cartoon spoke volumes to me back then and it still does now.  I keep it for inspiration to do the opposite of it, plus it’s funny.

What inspires you to write?

Take good care all.

Until next time…