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    I know I'm not the only one who is a sucker for packaging! #StraussFamily creamery is awesome. The #eggnog is mild and I can't wait to turn the bottles into something crafty. Had to take a little break from decorating and the nog hit the spot. #paperclay #snowmen #vintage #vintagechristmas #shabbychic #shabbychicliving

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    Thank goodness #Monday is almost over! Can you tell I have pink eye in this picture? I'm convinced I got it from my students and not the old folks. Today was the first time this season I could bring out the cold weather clothes. The hat, shoes and skirt were all #thriftstorescore! The top is #ewaiwalla. Thank you @cdrice999 for suggesting I wear a flower! #fashion #lagenlook

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    Another creation! I love making #wreaths from all my #vintage loot! #vintagechristmas #glitter #sparkle #crafty #pink

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Excessive Heat Warning

Yipes!  We’re having some serious heat warnings this week — and it’s only Monday!  Thank goodness for a brand spanking new AC.  We had it put in our house at the beginning of May.  That was a bit of sticker shock.  Then today at work, the air conditioning in my office broke.  Can’t a girl catch a break?  Luckily my boss immediately called the ac guys and hopefully it will be back up and running tomorrow.

In the meantime, I’ve been busy crafting and taking some super cool classes.  Was over at Carol Wingert’s house on Saturday and two weeks ago I headed to Melrose Vintage to take some Terri Brush workshops.  I haven’t had a chance to take any pictures yet, so I’ll show everyone what I did at my sweet friend Earleen’s house back in March.  Yes I realize that was a long time ago.  :D

We were given a super cute wire dress form and made lots of tags to create the skirt.

I love the tag with the wooden shoe buttons.  I found those buttons a few years ago at one of the antique malls (probably Merchant Square) and have been waiting for the perfect project.  Viola!  The perfect project.

It was an all day event and Earleen certainly treated us right.  The food, projects and company were just perfect.  Our theme was dress forms, buttons and all things pertaining to vintage sewing.  Our colors were aqua, coral and ivory.  Super cute!

I love the above tag.  There’s just something about all the threads gathered together that makes me feel warm and fuzzy.

There were about 12 of us who attended and we also participated in a tag swap.  We each got an additional 12 tags (one from each woman) to add to our dress form.  Mine is definitely bursting at the seams.  I love her!

We also made a precious album but I’m still working on it.  I’ll post pics when I’ve finished it.

Thank you, thank you Earleen for a fantastic weekend!  Can’t wait till next year’s “non-event.” :D

 

2 comments to Excessive Heat Warning

  • Mama Puff

    Beautiful tags! I hope you get the other pictures up sooner than later. Love you!! Miss You!!

  • Tina Capriotti

    Hi Miss Nicole! I can see you are still up to your crafty-acts! Beautiful tags! I emailed your Mama re: bib-necklace & general “How R U?”. I was curious if you attended Kim’s event this month – I didn’t. Would love for ours paths to cross creatively again. Any workshops your are attending that is note-worthy? Let’s exchange cell #’s ok? You can call mine anytime =)
    Tina Capriotti (951)634-5756 Ciao Bella!
    PS – Now that I’ve discovered Pinterest (search for me there under my name & check out my cyber-boards) my blog rarely gets a new post. Just not enough hours in the day!

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