Tutorial Tuesday! Paper Bouquet

Happy Tuesday!

We’ve much material to cover, so let’s get craftin’, shall we?

I’ve had my eye on this tutorial for months! but wanted to wait until I had both the time and energy to put into it. You will need both, I assure you, but the payout is this gorgeous piece of art.

*Sorry about the ugly peek into our garage. Not part of the lovely, obviously!

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I write

Some of you may not know that I am working on publishing my first novel. Those of you who follow “i wryte prettie” will likely know this, as that blog is designated to all things in the name of writing. Here, though, I had thought to expand the uchiwa — a Japanese folding fan — of my life, giving anyone who might be curious a closer look at the colors, shapes, and characters that comprise the person who is me. Second to my faith, I am wife to Michael, and third to that, I am, and always will be, a writer.

I spend my days tucked inside my bedroom, and further beyond that, tucked inside my bed, where a laptop habitually rests atop the book I’m currently reading. If you’ve ever stopped to wonder why I respond so quickly to comments and such, you will perhaps now understand why. My job, for however long I might be so privileged, is to finish editing this 1200 page beast. That is, if I can avoid succumbing to the distractions I sabotage myself with daily.

*Opens WIP document* “Oh, what? There’s a wrinkle in that shirt? Well, I must iron it right now, of course!” or “How can I be out of Q-tips?!? No. I simply will not accept that. I shall make my way as quickly as possible to the nearest Target and amend this harrowing news.”

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Tutorial Tuesday! Printed Candles

Happy Tuesday, Folks!

I hope your Monday was wonderful, and your Weds through Sunday was sensational. But today is Tuesday, and you know what the means!

*imagines crowd jumping to their feet, busting into uproarious applause*

A girl can dream, can’t she? :)

So, the tutorial I have for you today is all over Pinterest, but I believe it was first debuted on Sparkle and Hay. (This is a great blog for any of you planning a wedding in the near future!)

The craft is fairly easy and makes such an impression — no pun intended — on its own, or when used as a smaller component of a center piece. The subtly in colors and elegant scripting make it the perfect gift for almost anyone. That is, if you’re willing to part with your candles. Solution: make more! The expense shouldn’t total more than $12 if you shop frugally. The initial purchase of the large stamp and pad will cost a bit, but you’ll have it for years, and can use both for other crafts.

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7 Pretty Things . . .

So . . .

When linking up for a Blog-Hop, it is wise to ensure you know exactly what’s expected of you. I am going to ask you to forgive me for my failing to publish a post of my “7 Pretty Things On A Sunday” I noticed my blog received a great deal of traffic today, and not until JUST now did I put two and two together.

*clouds part and rays of sunshine come filtering through, amid the angels voices*

Only when I began visiting everyone’s pages, did I notice that every single, solitary person — Yup, the only bafoon was me, apparently — had participated properly. Just in case you are not part of the Blog-Hop, I am linking up with Gussy SewsMatchstick MollyMuch Love, Illy + The Letter 4 for Sunday’s “7 Pretty Things on a Sunday” Yes, I am incredibly aware that — as the clocks reads 12:05 — it is now Tuesday. Again, please forgive me. I’m still learning.

Without further ado, I present to you my picks, all inspiring to me in very unique ways.

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