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I miss my blog, so I will restart this thing by giving a run down of the blogs I read daily – in an effort to find inspiration, as well as introduce you people to some fun reads.

prettiest blog I read – full of all things DIY, retro, kitschy, mid-century, colorful

live vicariously through this blog about young farmers – lots of animal stories, food and pretty pictures

post apocalyptic style, business matters, hair, travel, meditation, food

food, vintage and retro everything, fun family

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Danielle Thompson’s 55 Vintage Days of Christmas!

I posted about her fun Christmas blog this time last year (although I love her blog year round), and she has just as much kitschy Christmas cuteness this year. Take a look and get in the spirit!

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Ready, set, Christmas Craft

Cut me some slack. I realize we still have Thanksgiving, but if I wait to begin my Christmas crafting until after the first winter holiday… it will be too late.

I am not crafty. I pay people to make things for me, or buy overpriced “vintage” and “handmade” wonders from Anthropologie, in an effort to seem crafty and vintagy. But my favorite store will not win this year. After perusing the holiday collection and stumbling across the most wonderful tree skirt that I can’t live without only to find that it is $300, I have decided to draft my crafty friends to teach me a thing or two about a thing or two.

tree skirt

Making twelve “granny squares” (term learned this week from craft people) and putting them around a circle can’t be that hard. Mine will probably be safety pinned to the circle, but that is alright with me. I will have fake presents covering those up.

granny square

Learning to crochet in a hurry and magically replicating the above tree skirt is not the only lofty idea I have. I also want to make a couple of these wreaths, but the blogger below doesn’t make it sound like the therapeutic and rewarding craft experience that I am hoping for. While my intentions are good, I will probably end up buying this one. But I am going to attempt it, at least. Even if it is doll house size.

felted ball wreath

Here’s to blogging about my minor crafting achievements in the near future!

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