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Just B Cause

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Cute pic!!!!!
From Cathy of California Blog

What r u doing tonite

We are:

Going to Religious Science Meditation Service

Writing down what we want to let go of from past year
Burning them in our fireplace

Write down on cute blank bookmark one side: What we want to do/be 2010 an other side what we are still working on from 2009
Using color pens an pencils to decorate them.
So we can use them see them often!

Have snack layout of crackers cheese fruit San Pelligrino nuts

Meditate at 11:11 4 11 minutes while sitting outside looking at moon

Smile n laugh n watch twilight zone marathon on sci fi channel



Shanti Johnsonwww.lotusinthemud.com

Creative Manifestations 2009

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Don't know the source on this photo but looks the way I feel about
upcoming year!!
I am so thankful n at peace w this past year! So much has been real
eyesed and manifested! What wasn't follows me happily in 2010!Here is a short list of Real Eyezed Mostly Creative Goals!
Got a incredible Needle Arts Mentor!Learned basic embroidery stitchesEmbroidering a free form mandalaLearned to make fun fun pom pomsWrite interviews for Hand Embroidery NetworkGot fresh new stash of summer cooler colored beadsCreated Dharma Truth BraceletsGot my blog beautiful (to me)Blogged an blogged some moreFollow over 300 blogs on google readerSigned up for Style School ClassDid 4 great interviews 4 HENGot published in Needle MagazineGot Socially Connected Facebook, Twitter, etc.Got signed new copy of Native flash and funk circa 1974Meet Alexandra Hart author of above bookEnrolled at Golden West College in Huntington BeachTakin Metalsmithing Jewelry Design Class new year (had to commit and
pay 4 it this…

CHA Craft Supershow

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Go to Joann's for a Discount Coupon of $3.00 off 1 day or 2 day Entrance! I already purchased my coupon! I am going on Friday to try and beat the crowds of Saturday!


Christmas Mosaic

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Keepin it Green This Holiday Seaons with Boho Magazine

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This is from one of my Fav Magazines Boho Magazine. It is a article about keeping it Green during the Holiday Season... Here is the link for the full Article!
Have a Serene Green Holiday
A real tree or not a real tree? Want to continue Holiday traditions while being faithful to your “Green” heart? There are lots of wonderful ways to decorate sustainably this holiday season. Because TIME is something we never seem to have enough of, and always want more of, lets celebrate the season cherishing this moment in time with our decor, gift wrap and more time honored details.


Bead Journal Project BLISS!

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Get ready, Set, GO! Drooling is permitted! OMGosh! Beautiful no words to describe these beautiful Bead Embroidery Pieces..
From Bead Lust Blog! Check out Robin's Books, Blogs, Classes! Here is the link: http://beadlust.blogspot.com/2009/12/bead-journal-project-some-of-my-faves.html clipped from beadlust.blogspot.com Bead Journal Project ~ Some of My Faves from the Past Year!



These are some of my favorites from the 2008-09 Bead Journal Project.
Anna C ~ Love
Anne Marie ~ January
Anne Marie ~ May
Evelyn W ~ Granny
Grace D ~ Cold In March
Karen Co ~ July
Lise P ~ May ~ Stream
Marty S ~ May ~ Control
Muriel ~ October
Pam T ~ July
Susan R ~ May
Theresa H ~ February

Yarn Wreaths Bliss

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Thank you Apartment Therapy.com! I love Yarn wreaths and these are gorgeous! You can still DIY or get one from Etsy.. Can you say Priority Shipping???
Go to the link to see more!
http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/sf/etsy-finds-yarn-wreaths-103849 clipped from www.apartmenttherapy.com Etsy Finds: Yarn Wreaths



In theory, the yarn wreath seems to be one of those "I could totally make that" items, but these wreaths on Etsy take the simple concept to a whole new level. Using a combination of yarn, ornaments, ribbon and felt, I'd happily hang any of these wreaths on my front door.

Cathy of California Blog: Turnabout is flair play, 1967

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turnabout is flair play, 1967

from los angeles times home magazine december 10, 1967

I dream in Buttons and Colour!

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Barbie World 70's Style Flash!

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Thank you http://bleubirdvintage.typepad.comfa sure!
These are so cute! I mean 70's flash fa sure!
barbie furnishings. I as Bleubird Vintage wish this was for Big Folx houses!
Like mine!!!!! Oh my! Oh MY! OH MY! Enjoy and check out her blog too!!!!

Weekly Southern California Embroidery Artist Interview

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Enjoy the Eye Candy and inspiration from Kat Coyle! I Hope your Holiday Season of creating is rocking on fun!


Stitch ON Grrl Shanti Johnson of www.lotusinthemud.com and roving reporter for HEN in Southern California is excited to welcome Kat Coyle today of Los Angeles, California. Her Embroidery Work is bright, fun and beautifully detailed!

Kathleen Coyle is an Artistan, Embroidery Artist and Hand Knit Designer. Her book, Boho Baby Knits is a collection of imaginative toys, garments and knitted patterns for babies and toddlers. Kat is also Co-Author of Once Upon a Time: Creative Writing Fun for kids.. Her work can be seen on Flickr and her blog, Kathleen Coyle. She teaches Embroidery and Knitting/Crocheting Classes at Common Threads Studio in Pasadena and Wisdom Arts Laboratory in Pasadena, California


Stitch ON Grrl: How did you get your start in Embroidery and when, where?
Kat: A family friend, taught me how to embroider, and crochet, when I was about 9 years old. She was a really fun…

Our First Cali Tree.....

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And to Celebrate being here one full year we are having our first tree (last year we lived in a little baby place!) and it is Key Lime Sparkly Green with Holiday Yummy Cupcake Pink!

The actual ornaments are snowflakes that are full of glitter, they are actually the same colur of the tree and the Key Lime Green with pink lights that came with the tree.

I got them at the Dollar Tree in Westminster. I also added some really kewl silver foil chain style garland I got thru Paperchase at Borders (I love Paperchase they are the best!!!),at 50% off. The tree was also on sale at $12.00 at Big Lots in Westminster.

It is sitting on a (oh its a four foot tree) bright pinky large foot stool matching the tree stool that the top flips over and makes a tray! And for a Tree skirt I have this beautfiul bright pink an orange Sari Material I got at JoAnn's Fabrics a few years back.

I loved it and it is reversible and I just had to have it, no I don't sew or anything!
So it is very festive looking and…

Pink Goodness Holiday Tree Love!

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Thank you to Holly of Create * Loves Blog for the reminder.. I love the tree she posted on her blog, although not her's either! Mine is Pink Tinsel four footer with Key Lime Sparkly Green and Pinkish Purpley Snowflakes all over it.. It casts just a beautiful hue! It also has pinky lights on it.. With Silver Tin foil links Garland... It is a site to behold. I also have a smaller one that is about two feet and has purple sparlkly curly ribbon pieces all over it! And a beautiful Pink Glitter Star on top surrounded by pink and turquoise Glitter Deers!!! Yes my hubby thinks that quite possibly I have gone pinkcrazy.. I have! I am I be! You should try it too! clipped from createloves.blogspot.com
...is not this tree. (source: weheartit.com)