That Jolie Girl Crafts

Crafting a better life


Embroidered Mandala

Embroidered Mandala


Posted on Jul 10, 2008

I’m so excited that this is done!  It feels like I’ve been working on it forever.  I’m so happy with how it turned out.  I just love it.  The entire project is far from done.  That will be another blog post…hopefully soon.  But for now, I’m relishing in the joy of having completed the embroidery part of the project. The whole thing is almost 8 inches around. This turned out to be a sampler. Half of the...

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Wii Driven

Wii Driven


Posted on Jul 7, 2008

Lately, I haven’t been as crafty as I usually am.   I’ve been spending my time on my Wii Fit.  One might say that I’m obsessed with the soccer head butting game.  It’s very addicting.  It’s only a matter of time before I master every thing on...

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Strawberry Pizza

Strawberry Pizza


Posted on Jul 7, 2008

For my friend’s Birthday, I made her the famous Fresno delicacy known as Strawberry Pizza.  I found the recipe here and it turned out really well.  I didn’t roll out the crust because frankly I don’t own a rolling pin.  I did figure out an easy trick to make the job go quickly.  The dough needed to chill for an hour.  After that, I put the dough in the bottom of the pan.  I took the...

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Rude Awakening

Rude Awakening


Posted on Jul 3, 2008

At 3am last night, I awoke to the loudest most deafening noise I had hear in ages.  The hour long thunder and lightning storm was crazy!  My poor cat was so scared and kept pacing along the bed trying to get as close to me as possible.  There was hail and pouring down rain.  It was pretty darn scary.  I managed to go back to sleep some time after 4am.  There are pictures I pulled off of my local news...

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Wondrous Art Wednesday

Wondrous Art Wednesday


Posted on Jul 2, 2008

YogaGoat Pottery is my WAW artist of the week.  I was immediately drawn to this beautiful pottery.  After reading about how she creates, it makes her pieces all that more special.  Andrea states that “Each and every piece you see here is hand-thrown, and hand-carved, by me. I use no molds, templates, or decals. The designs are drawn freehand, so while I may repeat a design, no two will ever be alike.” ...

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Timberline Lodge

Timberline Lodge


Posted on Jul 1, 2008

 My husband and I celebrate our 8th wedding anniversary at Timberline Lodge this past weekend.  We drove to Hood River and went to their Saturday Market.  Hood River is such a cute town, but it was almost 100 degrees so we didn’t hang around there too long. This was the view from our room.  Mt. Jefferson is so beautiful. We spent the afternoon hiking right around Timberline.  I was amazed at how much...

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Wondrous Art Wednesday

Wondrous Art Wednesday


Posted on Jun 25, 2008

Why does a squirrel in a suit make me so gosh darn happy?  I love these prints by Berkley Illustration.  They just make me laugh each time I look at them.  Berkley Illustration is a husband and wife duo from Portland.  They were recently featured on Etsy as a success story.  It's a little annoying that they are also good looking.  I always secretly wish that ultra talented artists have a third...

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Fresh Strawberries

Fresh Strawberries


Posted on Jun 23, 2008

Saturday my Mother-in-law came to town for an all day CD shopping extravaganza.  We hit 4 different CD stores looking for deals and we also had lunch.  It was such a fun day!  One of the best things about my Mother-in-law is that she is a Wife on the Farm.  Besides bringing us grape juice, apple butter and a chocolate pie, she also brought us all of these strawberries that were picked fresh that morning. ...

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8 years and counting

8 years and counting


Posted on Jun 17, 2008

Eight years ago today, I woke up extremely nervous and anxious.  It was my wedding day.  I had no doubt that the person I was marrying was the perfect one for me.  Still the nerves of the day almost got the better of me.  One of the hardest things I've ever done was stand in front of my family and friends to exchange wedding vows.  I'm not one for speaking in front of crowds and I remember my...

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