Big Winner

I don’t live too far from Seaside Heights so my husband and I like to go to the beach a couple times a year. I rarely go in the summer. I am not a fan of roasting myself in the heat. We usually go in the off season and specifically we go to to play some games at the arcade and have pizza.

I have so many points built up because I have a tough time deciding what to cash them in for. I kept passing on these little 3D puzzle kits but finally thought I’d give one a try.


Robotime 3D Wooden Puzzle Music Box –

I don’t know why, but I didn’t realize there were so many pieces. I also am no good at puzzles. Thankfully, it came with directions. the print was very small though.

So tiny!

It really never crossed my mind that I would need to assemble the mechanism to make the music play and spin!

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Can you believe it? I love it so much! I can wait to get back to the arcade and win some more, or I could just go buy some ūüôā

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Felt and Poinsettia Wreath

Happy Labor Day! I have been doing some¬†cleaning, reorganizing, and of course… buying. There is a going out of business sale at a local fabric store and I just had to stop in, TWICE! There were really great deals on zippers and I picked up a ton of upholstery fabric samples. Also, I bought¬†possibly too much¬†red felt so I decided to get started on a project.

These dies are My Favorite Things POINSETTIA. I have used this set before on several other projects.  I highly recommend them! They work well for flowers for any occasion, not just Christmas!
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During my cleanup I discovered a couple of wreaths I didn’t remember wrapping. Here’s the one I picked. It is a super chunky white yarn. I have started exclusively using straw wreaths and chunky yarn to wrap my wreaths. This wreath measures 8″.

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Now here’s the fun part if you’d like to follow along. All you will need is:

Cut 10 large flowers and 20 small flowers.  Stack two small flowers on top of the larger flower and place three pins in the center. Be sure to push the pins securely in the wreath. poinsettiawreath03

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It looks pretty cool with just the three, so you may get the urge to stop here. I decided to keep going. The size of your wreath will of course determine how many flowers you will ultimately need. Be sure to adjust your supplies accordingly. Here is my final result!

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So my holiday project is complete. I hope you will give it a try.¬†If you have any suggestions on what I can do with my remaining mountain of red felt, drop a comment ūüėČ

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