That Jolie Girl Crafts

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Portland – Milwaukie Max Line

Portland – Milwaukie Max Line


Posted on Jan 17, 2012

This is the rendering of the Max station that will be very close to my house. All of the stations will be gorgeous and user friendly.   I love living in the Brooklyn Neighborhood.  It’s one of the oldest neighborhoods in Portland and it was the downtown city center until the Ross Island Bridge was built.  The additions of the Powell Blvd and McLaughlin Blvd caused our neighborhood to became boxed in by these very busy...

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West Side Story

West Side Story


Posted on Jan 12, 2012

Last Saturday, I saw the stage production of West Side Story.  This was a pretty big deal for me.  West Side Story is tied with A Chorus Line (I saw this last year!) as my favorite musical.  I discovered the movie when I was 15 years old by renting it from the Multnomah County Library.  I remember forcing my friends to watch this musical which at 15 in 1990 wasn’t the most hip thing and my friends weren’t thrilled. I have...

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Walking Through 2012

Walking Through 2012


Posted on Jan 6, 2012

I decided that in 2012 I’m going to focus more on my walking blog.  I started That Jolie Girl Walks last January as a project to get me walking more.  It worked.  I love the combination of photography and walking. The main goal is walking, so I take pictures as fast as possible.   I  love the simplicity of this blog.  I decided to only use one Hipstamatic setting (Pistil film, John S lens) on my iphone, because I liked that...

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Almost exactly a year ago, my husband promoted me in the household.  He made me the VP of Localization and Simplification. He thought that since I was working part time I could devote a few of my new found hours to simplifying our lives.  It was a great idea and I loved having a title, but I did nothing with the title for a year.  It sat on the back burner while life continued to be hectic and awesome and just life. I kept coming back...

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 2011 blog banner   I’ve had my tagline Crafty, Yet Shy since I started my blog back in April 2005.  It fit me perfectly and I found courage using it.  It became a shield to protect myself as I entered the scary new world of blogging and to let people who visited my blog to get an instant insight into my life.  I’m shy.  It’s something I’ve struggled with all my life.  Owning this trait also empowered me...

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New Path for 2012

New Path for 2012


Posted on Jan 1, 2012

  I’ve been percolating my thoughts for the last couple months on what direction I want to take in 2012.  That’s the wonderful thing about a new year – a fresh start is possible and it’s a great time to make adjustments to one’s life and to focus on what is really important. 2011 was the year of investigating the life of a professional crafter.  I accomplished most of the goals I had set up for...

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3 Circuses in 2 Weeks

3 Circuses in 2 Weeks


Posted on Dec 30, 2011

During the first part of December, I attended 3 circuses in 2 weeks.  I hadn’t planned for this to happen, but it was so wonderful to experience three completely different circuses in such a sort period of time.     The first circus was Michael Jackson’s The Immortal World Tour put on by Cirque du Soleil.  My husband bought tickets 18 months ago and I had forgotten all about this until just a few days before....

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Capitol Hill Holiday Market 2011

Capitol Hill Holiday Market 2011


Posted on Dec 15, 2011

This Friday and Saturday, my sis and I will be sharing a booth at the Capitol Hill Holiday Market.  This is the first year that Capitol Hill school has held a craft fair and my sis is one of the organizers. This craft fair will be much smaller than Crafty Wonderland (which was fab and I hope to blog about it soon!) which I think will be nice change of pace.  This the last craft fair of the season that I will be participating in.  I...

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  Tomorrow is the big show and I think I’m ready!  I got up first thing this morning and made a list of the last minute things I still need to do.  Luckily, it’s not a very long list.  One of the nice things about being a bit (ok, a lot) panicked is that I’m definitely prepared.  My stuff has been packed for a week.      We belong – postcard from Little Canoe, Cat ornament – Stubborn, Spring...

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My craft bucket list is a mile long, but this weekend I get to check a huge item off of this list.  I will be selling my felt flower rings, barrettes, and earrings this weekend at Crafty Wonderland! Ever since the very first Crafty Wonderland in the basement of The Doug Fir, I have wanted to participate in this amazing event.  I’ve applied many times and this year I was finally accepted!  They receive so many applications from...

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