Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Felted Ball Wreath!

Probably my proudest moment in 2010 - I did something crafty!  I have been hanging on to Pickles' instructions for a felted ball wreath for several years.  2010 was finally the year I did it!  Last week, several nights in a row, I sat down for several unsucessful attempts at threading the balls and securing them on the wreath.  Let's just say that those nights ended in my wanting to tear my hair out and throw the wreath across the room.  (There may have even been some tears!).  On my final and successful attempt I decided to screw the needle and thread and used good, ol' reliable HOT GLUE!  Yes, I hot glued (using 23 mini hot glue sticks) 525 of those little felted balls, and it worked perfectly!  I'm so pleased with it!!!  I really wanted to go ahead and hang it out on the front door, but I'm going to wait until after Thanksgiving!

I think it looks even better in person!

I'll post a picture when I have it hanging on my front door!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

It's been awhile!

I's been awhile.  I've been busy with life and work, and I'm having a hard time uploading my pictures...for awhile there, I thought my blog might be dead! 

But then today decorating inspiration struck (of course it is wallpaper)!  You know I have to share it with you!  And then I saw something I wanted to add to my christmas list, and remembered that I need to start my 2010 Holiday Gift Guide!  I'm back to blogging!

First things first!  A little update on what I've been doing!
Mom + Dad came to California to visit me and Brooke early October! We toured Brooke's new house, enjoyed bubbles at the Oxbow Market, visited Randy's winery, picnicked on the winery's lawn, tried to give Gypsy a mohawk, caught up with Omar in SF, shopped Union Square, relaxed on the beach and watched the Blue Angels!  It was a perfect visit!  Here are a few of the pictures from the weekend!

Remember Mom & Dad's 2009 trip!  Find it here!

Next up - Omar and my trip to Austin, Steve's awesome Pumpkin Carving Party, and Gypsy's Halloween costume!

Decorating Inspiration!

I must have wallpaper!  How awesome is this entryway!  The blue with the yellow lamp - to die for!
Thank you, Jordan, for posting this today!  It kind of reminds me of this nursery!