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Tutorial: Wine Cork – Ring Holder

Tutorial: Wine Cork – Ring Holder


Posted on Jul 18, 2011

When I started making felt flower rings a few months ago, I quickly realized that I would need holders for my rings. The first thing I did was go into my art room to see what I had laying around.  I stumbled upon a bag of wine corks that my cousin had sent me in my birthday package with a note saying “I figured you could do something cool with these”. Finally I had the perfect project for these recycled wine corks....

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Surfacing by Margaret Atwood

Surfacing by Margaret Atwood


Posted on Jul 16, 2011

  Surfacing was the third book in my summer book project.  I've always had a love/hate relationship with Margaret Atwood.  I feel the need to read her full catalog, because she is such an important writer of our time.  But, I haven't loved everything I've read of hers.  I have really enjoyed The Handmaid's Tale, The Blind Assassin, and Oryx and Crake.  I really...

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The Monkees

The Monkees


Posted on Jul 15, 2011

 Photo by Connie Schlecter  Last weekend, I got to see The Monkees in concert.  This was kind of a big deal for me.  The Monkees seem to have always been a part of my life.  Besides Simon and Garfunkel (who I amazingly got to see a few years ago), The Monkees have always been at the top of my wish list of artists to see.       This picture was taken when I was in th 7th grade.  I...

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I did it!  I bit the bullet and applied to the next I Heart Art: Portland Mixer Match.  They held their first one last year and I was honored to be a Superstar.  They second Mixer Match was geared towards galleries meeting fine artists.  I volunteered that night and it was so great to meet and help calm the fears of many great artists.  This event, on August 17th, will again be for crafters who will have 2 minutes to pitch their...

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Felt Flower Tutorial

Felt Flower Tutorial


Posted on Jul 5, 2011

I’ve been a bit obsessed with felt flowers for the last few years.  It started when my sis asked me to make her wedding bouquet and 3 bridesmaids bouquets.  I posted a tutorial on how I made her bouquet that you can see here.  I’m so glad I got to create something so important for my sis’s wedding.  It was such a wonderful labor of love.  I’ve gotten so many comments on that post asking how to make the actual...

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New Items in My Meylah Store!

New Items in My Meylah Store!


Posted on Jul 4, 2011

  I've added a few new rings to my Meylah Store!  You can always access my store by clicking on this button on my sidebar.  All rings are made with 100% Pendleton Wool.  The Felt Flower rings are 1.5 inches in diameter and the Felt Circle rings are 1.25 inches in diameter.  They are big and bold for a stunning look.     If you don't see something that screams your name, you...

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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina


Posted on Jul 1, 2011

  Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy was the second book in my summer book project.  Honestly, I picked it second because I figured it would be best to get such a large book out of the way.  It's definitely not short at 868 pages.  Anna Karenina contains two parallel stories.  Anna Karenina is suffering with a husband and lover while Constantine Levin is longing for marriage with his soul mate.  These...

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Nylon Pillowcase with Velcro Top

Nylon Pillowcase with Velcro Top


Posted on Jun 30, 2011

  My husband traveled with friends to the Sierra Nevada World Music Festival in California.  Before he left, he asked me to make him a nylon pillowcase.  He camped for 4 nights and wanted something that was water and stain resistant.  This was an extremely easy sewing project.  I didn't measure a thing.  I cut the nylon larger than the pillow, so that I didn't have to worry about the pillow...

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  I first saw NorthTrain Designs at Last Thursday.  I fell in love with her owl prints on sheet music.  I bought an 8×10 like the one above, but on different sheet music.  I display it proudly on my piano and it always brings me joy to see it.  I love her creativity of putting her art on different mediums.  It creates a gorgeous look.  Check out her Etsy shop and blog.            ...

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  I love to find yarn bombings.  I've stumbled across them all over Portland and even when traveling around the country.  I couldn't believe it when I even found yarn bombing at Niagara Falls.  When a friend asked if I wanted to go yarn bombing to celebrate International Yarn Bombing day on June 11th, I couldn't resist.       Last Saturday, my niece and I set off to participate in...

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