one tree up

We put up our little artificial tree with the handmade ornaments this weekend. I was smart last year and organized the Christmas decorations so we could do it in phases this year. Next weekend we'll get our real tree or maybe I'll even wait one more week. Last year we had to take it down right after Christmas because it was so crunchy. It'd be nice to make it to the new year this time around.

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I made something I pinned

Actually.. yesterday I made two things I’ve pinned! This cutey felt hair acessory to match Phoebe’s day-after-Halloween outfit (I think she has now worn all 5 of her handed down Halloween tops!) is from craftiness is not optional, here. I think I’ll make that rolled felt flower too, so cute and easy.

And I made these cupcakes for Oscar’s class. From BHG, here.

Hope everyone had a great Halloween!! That one two punch of class parties right into … More

cottonball creatures

these awesome old pipe cleaners I found at the resale shop + theresa’s post on cody foster and wondering how spun cotton ornaments are made + my current obsession with crazy vintage handmade ornaments = an oscar-free afternoon turning into a whirlwind of crazy ornament making activity! I unrolled cotton balls and used the strips of cotton to wrap up spools, wooden wheels, plastic eggs, anything I could find really and then glue gunned on little heads and buttons and … More

thriftcraft, we hardly knew ya

As some of you might have already seen, I’m bringing ThriftCraft back into the fold of Wee Wonderfuls for now. It’s just too overwhelming having 2 blogs. Well actually it’s not. I could just let it sit there unupdated for long periods of time. But I get all twitchy when things are hanging out there like that so for my sanity I made an ‘official’ decision. So now thrifty treats will be over here on the w.w. Here are some … More

experiments

Inspired by purldrop‘s beautiful and inventive crocheted bead necklaces I’ve been trying to make a quilted necklace. I haven’t quite figured out how to weight it yet so it lays flat. In the mean time I sewed this botched attempt to my favorite old petit bateau t-shirt which has seen better
days and needed a spruce up.

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apple basket bag

At last! If I ever say to you, hey let me make you a basket bag. Don’t get too excited because it very well may take me over 2 months to make it. Sorry Amy! I think finally your long overdue package is ready to be sent out. See everyone on my ‘long overdue’ list — there is hope for you yet!

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