Most Popular Blog Posts of 2014

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Scripture (Journaling)

 Crafts

Decorating

Thank you for your faithfulness to follow theonething1721 blog.

I know I’m a little behind in posting – these favorite things should have uploaded a month and a half ago…I’m now at a place of getting more vision and inspiration and more time.  Blessings!

Ornaments 2014

Altered Altoid Tin Lids

I guess because I have so many Altoid tins that I’ve collected over the years, I figured I’d do something with them again.  Last year I used the bottom of the tins turning them into ornaments, that became my most pinned pin on Pinterest!  Those ornaments are still my #1…but I still had all the lids to turn into projects and decided to make a few more.

Last year’s review:  2013 Altered Altoid tins.

Varieties finished
Varieties finished

Here is my new 2014 line-up of tins:

2014altoidornThese are much more colorful and detailed (just goes to prove with practice you can improve).

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MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Favorite Things

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things

After some Black Friday shopping all I could hear was the song “My Favorite Things” from the “Sound of Music” running through my brain from the store speaker system.  So I decided to post a few favorite things of my own. Here are a few tidbits of things I’ve been doing, until I can breathe again from my non-stop schedule.

First there was my favorite birthday…

Images of my awesome surprise kidnap party
Images of my awesome surprise kidnap party

bonsai 1 - Copy fiddleleaffig - Copy hugging bonsai - CopyMy birthday came and went with many surprises and three awesome plants.

plaque I helped organize an elegant 90th birthday party for my husband’s aunt who flew all the way from Germany to celebrate.  I made a three layer carrot cake with lots of brandy and rum and cream cheese frosting.  It was my first attempt to decorate with rosettes all over.  It turned out beautifully, thank you Jesus! Our family had a great time laughing and sharing happy memories.

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I’ve been trying to craft for the holidays and have gotten a little behind, but the inspiration continues.  I love seeing things coming together, inventing new things from my imagination. A special post when I get those crafts done.workshop 1

This morning I woke up to the camellias blooming out my window, before the rain began to fall (glorious rain for California).  They are so pretty and pink. camillas - Copy

Final favorite thing today…

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