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200th Post!


I can't believe that I've made it to my 200th post! Looking back, it's amazing to see how much I've grown in blogging, and how many projects and activities I've accomplished and been able to share with you. It only ignites my passion to continue sharing and striving to inspire YOU to craft! 
Here's a look back at some of my favorite projects and posts. Enjoy! 
#10 - These Zipper Bags were the first that I had tried anything involving a zipper. It's not easy, but not impossible! Zippers really take practice and these little pouches are perfect for just that. 
#9 - One of my first experiences of the Alameda Flea Market. I miss going here and the sunshine! But perhaps next time I'll be a vendor! ;) 
#8 - Our First Booth at the Alberta Street Fair. Little did we know how much of a profession this would turn into for us! ;) This year, Chris and I will be combining our booth and assuming a fresh new name for our vintage sales. Come see us this Saturday at Beggars Banquet and all season at Portland Flea
#7 - This Rainbow Chevron Quilt started as a challenge to use just 5" square solids (a first for me!). Cutting them up and making zig zags was only natural. 
#6 - I loved making this Vintage Sheet Quilt. It's basically one block turned into one quilt. I just sold this quilt on etsy and I've been stockpiling more sheets, it's time to make a new one! ;) 
#5 - This was the first project I made from Martha Stewart Living for my new project "Living Martha Stewart Living." This Astronomical Tree Topper will be donning the top of our Christmas trees for many years to come! 
#4 - Teaching Glass Etching at Portland Bazaar was such a great experience! Loved working with Kate from Portland Flea, and getting to share a fun craft with over 30 people. 
#3 -  Going to ALT was one of the best decision I've made! I learned so much and met so many amazing people. Making this DIY Tote Bag to help brand myself was icing on the cake! 
#2 - Interview with Emily Henderson// Secrets from a Stylist - Part One, Part Two, Part Three
#1 - My favorite project to date: the Tissue Paper Wall Heart. It casts an amazing spell over any room! 
I hope you've enjoyed this round-up! Over the next 100 posts, you will see many more DIY projects, vintage finds, and inspiration to begin/continue crafting yourself. 
Thanks so much for being a reader, I appreciate you so much!



Tissue Paper Wall Heart // Living Martha Stewart Living


February's issue of Martha Stewart Living blew me away! Once I saw the cover, I knew I had to make this Tissue Paper Wall Heart for Valentine's Day. 
The directions say to use Martha Stewart's Tissue-Paper Pom-Pom Kits. I went to my local Michael's, and they did not have any of the kits. So I had to adjust the directions. After stoping in Collage and Target in search for the perfect pink, and it resulted in this collection of tissue paper. 
The basic steps are as follows, fold, cut, wrap wire, and then pulling the layers upward. 
This process completes one flower. 


Before folding the tissue, here are the dimensions of the hearts: 
Big Flowers - 20 inches wide
Medium - 12 inches wide
Small - 8 inches wide
There is no perfect amount of flowers or size for this heart, it depends how big you want your heart to be. My heart spans 30" wide by 27" tall. Play around with the dimensions until you achieve the look you want! :) 
Instead of hanging each flower individually (according to the directions), I opted to attach each flower to a sheet of foam board. This process was very easy and it worked extremely well. 
Finally, cut the foam board off using an x-acto knife on a cutting mat. Then attach a hook to the back using the floral wire, and hang unto the wall.
I couldn't be more thrilled with this Tissue Paper Wall Heart! I may even keep it up all year! :) These are quite addicting to make, you might be seeing a lot more tissue paper creations soon! 
*The little mailboxes are a Target dollar bin find*
Cost: $12 for tissue paper, floral wire and foam board on hand
Difficulty: Easy
Time: 4 - 5 hours (while watching re-runs of Downton Abbey)
*This post is part of my new project for 2012, Living Martha Stewart Living. Every month, I will make a few projects from the current month's magazine and share it with you! Click here for more information. *