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Wee Girl

I haven’t been feeling well lately and I’ve been confined to the house. As cabin fever was really setting in, I decided to do something crafty. Brandon’s been teasing me because it is on the whimsical side, which I usually hate.

Wee Girl

The whimsy factor gets worse too. This project was based on a chidrens’ craft project… for making flower fairies. You’re supposed to make little wire bodies and then take apart fake flowers to make the clothing. I instead chose embroidery thread, felt, and fabric to make mine.

Little Wire Bodies

The Body for my Wee Girl

I actually made two heads (wooden beads, paint, and more embroidery thread) because I didn’t like the way the first one turned out. Too smug.

A Head for my Wee Girl

I gave her a little paper flower to hold, glued her head on, and she was finished.

Wee Girl

She’s just under 3″ tall, so my Wee Girl is indeed very wee.

What do you think? I’m afraid Brandon’s right. I’ve gone whimsical, haven’t I?

From Placemat to Necklace

Deborah Dee just posted the cutest idea on her new blog… little pendants made from paper scraps and a bamboo placemat.

All of the photos above are from Deborah Dee’s blog and flickr.

I’ll have to pick up a placemat next time I’m at Target – I want to give it a go!

My Top Ten Essential Tools for DIY Projects

You’ve probably figured out by now that I do a lot of projects around the house. If you’ve been reading for a long time, you also know that I once worked as a handyman.

I own a LOT of tools, but my top ten are the ones that I keep coming back to again and again. I think you’d be pretty well-equipped to handle a lot of DIY projects if you owned them too.

My Top Ten Essential Tools for DIY Projects

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