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About Me

Hi there! The person behind this blog is me, Valerie. I’m 28 and I live near San Jose, CA, though i grew up near Chicago. I’ve always been drawn to creative things, from writing poetry and keeping personal journals, to having fun in art class and working on crafty projects with friends and family. I […]

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Embroidery

Embroidery

Although I remember trying my hand at cross-stitch when I was a kid, I don’t think I actually completed a project then. I think I still have some projects that I never even started! More recently though, I decided to take an embroidery class and try to learn such stuff the proper way. Unfortunately, the […]

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Making Envelopes

Intro I first started making envelopes a few years ago, after seeing project suggestions about them online. I bought a wonderful book called The Envelope Mill shortly thereafter, and using the templates enclosed in it, have made some really nice envelopes since then. My template collection has grown since then, including various store-bought and handmade […]

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Sewing

Although I took a brief sewing course when I was in junior high, I’ve only recently started learning how to really sew on my own. I bought a sewing machine in September 2005 for the purpose of learning, and it’s definitely been an experience so far. I’ve never felt so intimidated by a piece of […]

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Latest Posts

Wrapping baby’s presents part.1

November 27, 2017 | No Comments

sorry I was so loud! lol if you don't want to see the presents for the babies yet I don't recommend watching this video I wouldn't actually shake my baby like that what should I name her, Hazel, or , Faith I still don't know ill tell you her name when I find out on […]

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Gift Wrapping Tutorial

November 27, 2017 | No Comments

Hey guys, Jonny Harris here with Still Standing coming to you from Mattawa, Ontario You know a lot of Murdoch Mysteries fans know that Constable Crabtree actually has a flair for gift wrapping Well, so, too, does Jonny Harris I’m gonna share a few tips with you for the season OK, once you’ve measured your […]

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Gift Wrapping: Flawless Attention to Detail

November 27, 2017 | No Comments

Wrap a gift can be very meditative It is an opportunity that you can take to to think about while you wrap person while doblas You are breathing in and out You can do this in an animated form As while listening to music preparing for the celebration or you can also make calmly silent […]

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How to Make Pillow Gift Box

November 27, 2017 | No Comments

Take a cardboard paper and cut into round Make 2 circle by help of this cardboard paper Now fold the paper in half Draw two cross line in the circle Again repeat the process Now draw the four corner in the circle Now make crease with a compass as shown Now cut the circle line […]

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Vintage Gift Wrapping

November 27, 2017 | No Comments

Hello everybody today i’ll show you one of many ways to wrap a gift; vintage style it’s my best friends brithday in a couple of weeks, and i have made har some beaded earrings that i know she likes, but in true paperloving fashion, i need to wrap it nicely to wrap your present this […]

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How To Make DIY Paper Bags For Gifts

November 27, 2017 | No Comments

Hi Guys! Today I’m going to show you how to create a super cool, gift bag for someone you love! So my sister Anisha has a birthday coming up, and I picked up this adorable little guy, look how cute he is and these awesome books by her favourite author! I know she’s going to […]

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