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Craft store addict

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I have a habit of going to the craft store for 1 item and leaving with a bagful! This time i found some bead garland to add the finishing touches to these festive Christmas yarn wreaths. (I was at the store to RETURN, not buy something lol). Needless to say i ended up with the beads and more and full of more creative wreath ideas. What’s your favorite thing to decorate a wreath with?

Ps… These wreaths will soon be available in the Stitches of Light store.

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Got Shells? Part 2

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So here’s what I have from that bucket I posted yesterday! A table FULL of washed shells (not all shown there), and then, one lovely By the Sea Yarn Wreath! I still have plenty of shells to make many more beautiful wreaths with. This wreath is available (at the time of this post) for purchase at http://www.Facebook.com/stitchesoflight.

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Got Shells?

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What does a dog bone container have to do with crafting? It’s filled with sea shells from my last trip to the beach! Both my sons helped me collect them. They’ve been sitting around my house for awhile, so since today is a rainy day here, I figure this will be a great project for my little one and myself. We will clean them up and do some learning about them while we’re at it. We might even color some of them and have a refresher about mixing colors. I plan on using them to make some yarn wreaths, so watch for some project pictures in the coming days. Do you have a favorite project to do with shells?

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The Springing of a Memory

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The other day my neighbor gave these beautiful lilacs to my little one to bring home to me.  For some reason it’s been awhile since I’ve noticed this particular kind of flower.  However, the moment I was handed this little boquet, the aroma of them made me instantly remeber when I was a little girl and at my grandparents’ house.  They had these in their yard, and just the smell brought back so many wonderful memories.  It certainly put a smile on my face.  My grandmother is the one who first introduced me to plastic canvas when I was little.

I find that the colors and flowers in spring give me such inspiration in creating my yarn wreaths.  Spring is often my most productive time for those.  Do you find you have a particular season that inspires you more?

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