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One of my passions is doing silk ribbon embroidery. It's quick, it's easy, it's beautiful, it's instant gratification - its also very delicate. I mention this because I have 2 little girls under the age of 4 and they are fascinated with the lifelike 3 dimensional quality of silk ribbon embroidery. I loved making silk ribbon embroidered pillows, but the little ones would destroy them as soon as I made them. I started putting them on the wall instead. [caption id="attachment_1344" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Silk Ribbon Embroidery Wreath[/caption] Recently, I came up with another idea. I can display my SRE projects...

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They say you know it's fall in Florida when the licenses plates being to change. Unlike our seasonal visitors from "up north" we do not have changing foliage as an indicator of fall. This year, I decided to welcome fall with a South Florida style creation. [caption id="attachment_1037" align="aligncenter" width="400" caption="Florida Fall Wreath"][/caption] Over the summer, I had a new AC unit installed at my home and the workmen left behind a piece of foam pipe insulation. It was begging to be used in one of my projects, but I did not know what until I read a blog post...

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What would you do with and abundance of air plants and a burnt out light bulb? Here is what I did. [caption id="attachment_80" align="alignnone" width="410" caption="Light bulb air plant topiary"][/caption] I removed the top as well as the internal portions of the light bulb - (Click here for how to) - blinged it up a bit, etched some daises on the top portion and added some crushed shells and pebbles. I live on the beach in South FL. so shells are in abundance.   I grabbed some air plants from a tree in my back yard - another plentiful material...

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