That Jolie Girl Crafts

Crafting a better life


  I'm so excited to announce that my Felt Flower Rings are now for sale at the NCNM Vis and Qi bookstore!  One of my big goals for 2011 was to get out there and market myself more.  This is just the first step on that road.  I am hoping to have an Etsy store up soon as well.         The bookstore received my first batch of 20 rings.  I've been making these like mad and just...

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Dee Lovely Day

Dee Lovely Day


Posted on Apr 11, 2011

  Today the felt flower bouquets I made my sis for her wedding are featured on Dee Lovely Day.  Danielle contacted me last week and asked if she could feature my bouquets.  That made my whole day!  Jump on over to her wedding blog; it's filled with lots of great DIY...

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  I saw Ruth Greenberg on Oregon Art Beat a few weeks ago and I was so inspired.  She figured out a better way to do her art.  The way she creates her beautiful mosaics is brilliant.  It was too difficult to cut tiles into such the precise shapes she wanted, so Ruth makes all of the tile in her mosaics.  This way, she is able to create amazing curves and complexity. I really dig it when people find...

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6  Year Blogging Anniversary

6 Year Blogging Anniversary


Posted on Apr 1, 2011

  Today marks my 6 year anniversary of blogging.  So much has happened to me in 6 years since my first post and I'm so thankful that I have this space to record the memorable points.  This blog really is a visual diary for me in so many ways.  I find that I use my archives to remember important dates of past events.  It's inspired me to be crafty and it's motivated me to keep perusing...

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Encaustic Donation Piece

Encaustic Donation Piece


Posted on Apr 1, 2011

  My niece asked me to donate something to her upcoming school auction.  I've never been able to say no to my niece.  I've bought my share of girl scout cookies and wrapping paper from her over the years.  In previous years, I've donated a Short Fuses pendant.  This year, I'm going to donate this encaustic piece.  The plants are from my yard and recycled scrabble and ceramic tiles...

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Wondrous Art Wednesday – Amy Ruppel

Wondrous Art Wednesday – Amy Ruppel


Posted on Mar 30, 2011

  Amy Ruppel has been on my mind lately.  Ever since I found out she was half of the creative force behind the Portland Bingo Cards, I've been thinking about her.  She is a Portland Artist I've loved for years.  I've been wanting to dive back in to Wondrous Art Wednesdays; I can't believe I've taken a break this long!  When thinking of who to write about, Amy seemed like the obvious...

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Bamboo iPhone 4 Case by Grove

Bamboo iPhone 4 Case by Grove


Posted on Mar 28, 2011

  When I upgraded to the iPhone 4, I had to get a new case.  I wanted to get something special because, let's face it, my phone is in my hand pretty much all the time.  I wanted something that I enjoyed looking at.  These bamboo cases from Grove were exactly what I was looking for. The deal was sealed when I learned this company resides in Portland. Bamboo was also a great choice for me because it's a...

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Painting of Atty

Painting of Atty


Posted on Mar 26, 2011

I've blogged about Jolie Guillebeau a couple of times now.  It's no secret that I'm a fan.  You can read previous posts here and here.  She is a constant inspiration by painting every single day.  I wish I had an ounce of her motivation!  Her current project is to paint 100 faces.  I sent her pictures of my cats a few weeks ago and I was super excited when I opened my email last week to...

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Felt Flower Ring

Felt Flower Ring


Posted on Mar 23, 2011

  After a long break, working on paper flowers, I've finally returned to felt. I adore working with felt and I think the possibilities are endless.  I've had an idea for a ring percolating in my mind over the past month or so.  You know when you have an idea that won't leave you alone?  This ring was one of those.  I mulled it over for a long time figuring out all of the details. ...

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Christmas Presents from Smartwick

Christmas Presents from Smartwick


Posted on Mar 18, 2011

  Yes, I know it's March.  And yes, I'm going to talk about Christmas presents.  :)  I thought about not posting Christmas stuff since it's practically spring, but I received some presents that I just have to share with you.  I love when I receive local or handmade gifts from friends and these gifts from my friend Smartwick are amazing!.       I've been coveting...

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