Monday, January 31, 2011

One World One Heart 2011: Twigs and Tulle

Welcome to ~*you*~, new and returning blog visitors!


My name is Michaele (pronounced My-kul, like Michael Jordan) and I'm so glad you stopped by to visit!  Whether you've found your way here from Lisa's master list of links, or from my first blog, Kindergarten's 3 R's (there's a giveaway going on there too for teachers/educators/homeschoolers/early childhood advocates!), I hope you'll enjoy your stay.

Twigs and Tulle is my second blog, created after I realized that at forty-one years of age, I compartmentalize my life between home and work: I'm a full time kindergarten teacher who immerses herself in the land of finger painting, math, literacy, and hands-on explorations by day, and a wife, mother, collector and crafter by night and weekend.  Consequently, I have many teacher friends, an ever-growing posse of crafty friends, and quite a few (most of them Alaskans, go figure!) who traipse happily between both worlds. Twigs and Tulle is where the non-kindergarten teacher part of my soul comes to share, create and explore.

I can be a bit rant-y at the ~other~ blog, though I do try to balance it out with colorful bulletin board ideas, silly stories, and helpful resources... darn you NCLB.

Ooh, glitter!  Pretty paper!  Ribbon!

That's me, Michaele-Who-is-Trying-to-Find-Balance.  Crafty interventions seem to help.

If you're a fellow blogger, I am SO looking forward to dropping by for a peek, a read, and hopefully a lengthy meander.  Lisa's... well, I suppose it's her brainchild, though it seems more to me like her heartchild... blogland event has introduced me to so many creative and friendly people, an incredible gift.

My present back to one lucky visitor?


A mini-bunting, made by me, of paper, tulle and ribbon... it's a small token of kissy affection, spanning only one and a half feet across in pennants, though the tying ribbons on either end lengthen it to almost three feet.

Pin it to a corkboard or pinboard display, drape it across a mirror or even tack it up above your own crafty workspace.  It folds away if you'd rather use it for future valentine or anniversary celebrations, but no matter when or where you choose to display it, I hope you'll enjoy, enjoy, ENJOY!

To win, please post a comment ~on this post only~, and make sure I have an email address or blog link (with contact info) for you in case you're the winner.

I'll be drawing the winner on February 17!

Happy reading!



  1. Hi Michaele! I'm partixipating in OWOH too this year. (Oh look at my typo I sound like Popeye, I think I'll leave it)
    xoxo Kim

  2. Hey you! I'm glad you told how your name is pronounced -- I've been doing it wrong (in my head when I read your name!) Now I know! Anyway, I won your giveaway last year, remember? That's how we met! I still cherish those colorful banners! Have just so much fun doing OWOH! And be sure to enter my giveaway if you haven't already!

  3. FABULOUS work!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I am a OWOH participant as well so feel free to stop by my blog ;)


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    How lovely! I would love to win it!
    Please come to my Blog to win a real crystal ball!
    Be well & wish well,

  5. Hi there! Great blog you've got here. So glad to meet you and I hope you are having fun at the OWOH, I know I am! Hugs!


  6. This is quite lovely! I visited your other blog, too! Very fun! I used to teach 1st grade and I would LOVE to go back to either 1st or K. I miss it SO much! Thanks for this chance to win!
    jinglesells at gmail dot com

  7. So cute! I'd love to hang it up!
    Come join my OWOH! I'm #50!

  8. Beautiful! I enjoyed my visit with you, I hope you will visit me, too!

  9. Hi from blissangels and my doggy friends Willow and Acorn is wonderful to met you and see the beautiful artwork... when you get time pop over to see us .. if we aren't there,we are still out visiting all the OWOH bloggers make yourselves a cup of tea..sit Hugs wendy

  10. Please enter me in your drawing... I know the perfect spot to hang this!

  11. we are "blog title" sisters..Im at shimmer and Tulle :)
    now following both your blogs. :)

  12. Greetings!...So pleased to visit your lovely blog. I am a Canadian Mixed Media and Digital Artist and look forward to meeting a new friend. I hope you will visit my blog as well.

    Thank you for including me in your wonderful gift draw. Hugs, Gayle.

  13. Thank you for taking the time to offer this lovely gift and thank you for the opportunity to win!

  14. Please add me in your giveaway, I think it's just beautiful!


  15. Hallo, nice to meet you
    Thank you for giving us the chance to win your great doorprice.
    This is so sweet.
    Please count me in.
    Come visit me on my blog,I join the OWOH- event too.
    Regards from Germany and happy OWOH

  16. Cute giveaway! Happy OWOH from Cologne,Germany, Stefanie

  17. I love that wreath in your header and the banner is too sweet as well!

    Smiles, Dolly

  18. Wow! Such a fabulous blog! I've enjoyed taking a look around and getting to know you a bit.

  19. oh my gosh I love your header...cut prize...nice to meet you....

  20. Fantastic giveaway! It is so much fun seeing all the different types of things being given away and meet new(to me) bloggers! Please enter me in your giveaway!

  21. This Kiss bunting would beautify my home for Valentines Day - - - Lovely!

    homemakerhoney@ gmail .com

    My OWOH giveaway:

  22. Hope you have oodles of fun during OWOH. Everything you create is wonderful, and I love the items in your shop. Thanks for your generosity and participation in the event. Count me in please.
    visionquest2020 AT msn DOT com

  23. Count me in for your OWOH Door Prize Please! This is my first time participating in this great event! So Many Creative Bloggers Out Here!

  24. Lovely Valentine gift. I'd love to win. Please enter my name to the draw.

  25. Lovely work you do and thanks for a chance to win!
    Please visit me at my Irish giveaway here:

  26. Hi Michaele & thank you for visiting my blog!Lovely giveaway! Pls count me in !
    I'm new follower :)
    Thank you for the chance to win!
    Hugs from Italy,
    Mila :)

    #58 on Magic Carpet

  27. Aww that's so cute! it would go so well with my room - we're trying to jazz up a student flat with anything we can get our hands on at the moment! Please do count me in and enjoy OWOH! x

  28. Yea! So glad to be here. You have an awesome blog! Come check mine out sometime. Thanks for entering me!

  29. Fun, fun giveaway, I'd enjoy winning!! Nice blog too- Please enter my name!! I'm #521!

  30. Greetings from Fresno, California :-)
    Please enter me in your drawing for your lovely give-away gift.
    ~Cheryl over @ Artsy Fartsy

  31. Thx for LOVING my love story!'s even better on my end..ha ha...and your work is fantastic!...hope to win..thx again for playing, june #75

  32. Thanks so much for inviting me here, --and for your sweet comment---
    I love your romantic and wonderfull banner, and the message it tells.It would be a lovely piece to winn.

  33. How very sweet. Thanks for your comment about my art in Sew Somerset. Very nice to meet you!!!

  34. Hello Michaele, lovely to meet you and visit your blog. Your bunting prize is beautiful, I'd love to win it!
    Thanks for already stopping by my giveaway - good luck.

    Sherry from England, UK (OWOH#133)

  35. Hi,

    Love your blog! The giveaway is awesome!
    Please count me in and stop by and enter my
    OWOH giveaway!

    Best Wishes,

  36. Oh my gosh--your garland is pure bliss!!! TOTALLY gorgeous!!! Happy OWOH! It's so nice to meet you.

  37. It's a lovely bunting and I would be very happy if I were to win it. I share (from a much older perspective) a background in early childhood with you, but there was no internet when I was teaching. ~ Joanne (thiemehuffmanATyahooDOTcom)

  38. Please enter my name in your wonderful prize and thank you so much for stopping by my blog and entering my OWOH giveaway. :) I loved having you there, feel free to visit whenever you like. :)

  39. You are one busy lady ! As a former grade 1 teacher myself, I know what the teaching life can be like, but the rewards are huge too. Congrats on keeping things balanced with a good dose of craftiness in there !
    Thank you for the chance to win your gorgeous banner. I hope you have a great OWOH adventure !

  40. Enjoyed visiting your Blog. Thanks for being part of OWOH .

    If you have time stop by my blog

  41. Flying in from One World One Heart! :)

    Hi again! lol This bunting is too cute, I just love tulle!

    You're welcome to visit my OWOH post anytime!

    Happy Blog Discovery!

  42. Hi Michaele, so lovely to meet you! Please add my name for your giveaway, I would so love to win your gorgeous mini bunting:-)

    Make sure you come by and enter my own giveaway if you haven't done so already!!

    Hugs, PEA from Canada xox

  43. How adorable, I would love to win!

    Please stop by my blog and enter my OWOH giveaway also! I'm #590.

    hoerauf at comcast dot net


  44. Thank you Michaele,
    For your happy offering.
    It would be a joy to win your fabulous KISS banner!

    Happy to you know that you teach kindergartners!! Thank you!


  45. What a beautiful blog! Love the simplicity and yet there's lots of texture. Thank you so much for stopping by my OWOH post earlier. I hope to stay in touch!

    Janet, Port Angeles, WA

  46. How elegant is this!! Thanks for the chance to win!

  47. Hi there!!! I am now a follower of your fab blog! For one, LOVE the name, Twigs and Tulle, and two, you love vintage, glitter, creating, me too!!! AND TREASURE HUNTING, oh, yeah!!

    I have a couple of those salt cellars too but those spoons hard to find! I will check with Ruth at From The Homestead to see if she can score any (a great vintage/prim shop here in town) as my niece is looking for some too. Now, how much are you willing to spend?

    Ohhhhh, I can see this banner in my workspace!!!

    Thank you for stopping by!!!


  48. I've so enjoyed looking around your beautiful blog and hope to come back to visit often! And I love the bunting you are giving away!! So cute!!

    Warm greetings from Savannah!

    Silke (Metamorphosis)
    I'm #302 on the OWOH List

  49. How pretty! Your blog sounds like fun! I'll look around....Thank you! I hope you'll visit me, too! I'm # 389 !

  50. Ciao! I am so happy to meet you today on the wings of OWOH! Thanks for a chance to win your wonderful giveaway - love the bunting!!
    Hugs, ♥ ♥ ♥ Antonella ♥ ♥ ♥
    wing stop #153, snowy New Jersey
    Please stop by #153 for a chance to win my giveaway!

  51. Thank you so much for visiting my blog (3 AM Designs) and for your nice comments on my necklace! I've enjoyed my visit to your blog, too! Love your banner!
    Have fun with OWOH!

  52. Oh please enter me in your OWOH Giveaway! If I am the winner, you can contact me at Take a moment to visit my blog and enter my OWOH Giveaway at


  53. I love your banner :) I've been following your Kindergarten blog for a year, but haven't been to your new blog yet! I'll have a look around while I'm here :). Thanks for visiting my blog!

  54. Beautiful banner, and you have a lovely blog! I would be thrilled to win...
    I'm OWOH #502

  55. What a lovely blog and your bunting is gorgeous! I would love to enter! Thanks also for visiting me and entering mine. Love your name! I have a daughter named Michal (pronounced Mee-chal with a soft "g"), anyway, both biblical names :) So glad to meet you! Shalom from Israel, Elsina

  56. Nice to meet you Michaele. Your blog is so beautiful with the combination of earthiness and femininity. I just love it and the bunting, I WANT ;) Please enter me for your giveaway and thank you so much for stopping by my blog and saying "hi."

  57. LOVE! LOVE! Your stuff! I wish I could be as creative!

  58. So cute! Please add me to your giveaway! And thanks for visiting mine earlier, so much fun visiting blogs!!

  59. Wonderful banner! It would hang in my creative space all year round.
    Thank you for participating in OWOH 2011.
    hugs from ON, Canada
    Heidi, #51

  60. Thank you for visiting me over at webloomhere -- I am returning your visit, and glad I did! Oh! Sweet bunting! (My husband would love this -- he welcomes every and all opportunities to steal a kiss!)

    Cheers --

  61. hiya. you have an awesome blog I love it,. Please add me to your giveaway for a chance to win your great gifts., Thank you for coming to my blog., love from Glenda

  62. Hi Michaele... Thank you for visiting my OWOH post and leaving such a great comment.
    I am fortunate that where I live we are not receiving the horrible weather conditions being experienced in some other parts of Australia. My heart goes out to all those effected.
    Enjoyed perusing your blog. (Couldn't view your salt cellars because I'm on dial-up and it takes forever to load). Love the bunting you are gifting, please count me in.

  63. Thanks so much for visiting my blog. It is so nice to meet a fellow teacher. My hat goes off to you! I do not know how you spend your day with the little ones!! I teach 6th grade and wouldn't dare try to do your job. I have a dear friend who teaches 1st grade and I don't know how she does it. You must have an enormous amount of patience!!!
    I look forward to checking out your other blog.

  64. what a fun little banner! thanks for stopping by my blog. good luck!

  65. Lovely banner, and you have a beautiful blog, thank you for visiting my OWOH post, please count me in.

  66. I love it! Would love to have my name entered! :)

  67. Really cute banner, please add my name. Love the name of your blog & enjoy your humor, yes, it is a balancing act, I agree. Thanks for visiting my blog.

  68. Love all of your creations! Count me in, michelle

  69. Hi Michaele,
    Thanks for flying by my blog.
    Nice to meet you!
    Loving your blog!
    ...and how cute is that bunting!
    Having such fun meeting so many talented creative peeps in Blogland!
    Jan (UK)

  70. So very nice to meet you,
    Please enter my name in your lovely giveaway-
    Bonnie in Florida
    Bonnie ladycolmn(at)aol(dot)com
    Blogs #566 and #567 USA

  71. It's so much fun to visit all different blogs and get to 'know' people from all over the world! So glad you played along with OWOH too - and visting my blog! I like what you are doing and your doorprize is so sweet... count me in for the draw please! Love from the Netherlands, Marit (OWOH#501)

    marit at maritspaperworld dot com

  72. Michelle, your buntings are all so cute. I love your creativity. Thanks for having this cute one as a giveaway. SueG

  73. What a wonderful gift you are giving away! I just love it! Please count me in your drawing. It's been so nice meeting you and thank you for coming by my blog.

    Hugs XX Barbara

  74. Hello from Kentucky! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed yours and I'm following now. Your giveaway is really cute - I'd be happy to have it. Nice to meet you!

  75. what a cute giveaway.I am so excited to participate in my first OWOH blog tour . Your creativity is lovely. If I am lucky enough to win
    please contact me through my blog

  76. That is so cute! Love your blog. Thank you for visiting mine!! This is alot of fun.

  77. Hi :-)
    nice to meet you, and willingly participate in your giveaway :-)
    and maybe win it? :)
    Hello Mary

  78. Thank you for your visit!!!

    I love your bunting and would love to have it hanging in my craft room :)

    My fingers are crossed!

    Have a happy OWOH


  79. Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comment. Nice to meet you. Your banners are so delightful and pretty. Just right for Valentine and Spring. Happy travelling!

  80. What a sweet bunting, perfect month for it too!


  81. Love the bunting and it would look so cool in my craft room as I have the perfect place and pink is my color. Thanks for dropping by my blog via the OWOH blogging event.

  82. Hi Michaele, thanks for your visit and
    nice to meet you too.
    First I took the time to discover your blog and i've browsed a while through your earlier posts.
    I must say...I'm glad I did and I was realy impressed !! ( Yes, I take my time:)
    It was fascinating to see your talent and please, cherish that !
    Iloved your photos of your livingroom. The looked so cozy and warm. And your post from Jan.11th "Humorous Valantines"... Hilarious :)

    About your giveaway; It would be a present to treasure so please draw my name !!
    Kind greetings, Rian from the Netherlands.

  83. Ah this is quite lovely. You are very talented and from the looks of it a very busy lady. I miss teaching... but have my art to keep me busy now.

  84. Great blog and giveaway! Thank-you so much for visiting me!...and stop by any time.

  85. Thanks for visiting my blog on your OWOH tour :)
    Cheers ~
    Art of Humungous Proportions
    (OWOH Blog #602)

  86. Hi Michaele
    What a gorgeous haven you have created here to celebrate all you crafting and creative passions outside the classroom. Such a precious place, I am sure, that feeds both your heart and soul with fresh inspiration.
    Thank you so much for visiting on your OWOH flying adventure, and for your sweet words. Seems like you have your own faery to keep all the sparkling magic alive!
    Hugs Jo xxx

  87. Lovely bunting. I've enjoyed looking around you blogs.

  88. Very cute! Thanks so much for joining in on the OWOH blog hop. I hope you enjoy your time around.

    Please count me in. Thanks so much!

    nfmgirl AT gmail DOT com

  89. Michaele~ so glad you popped over and I found you!
    Your banner is amazing!!
    And I know just the place to put it!
    Cat @ tatteredrebel

  90. Hi Michaele,

    Love your banner. Great door prize.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog to visit. I really appreciate it. I hope you visit again soon. And thanks too for participating in OWOH event. I'm having a wonderful time getting to know more people out in blog land.

    Enjoy the event.


  91. Hi Michaele! Thanks for visiting with me (#377). It's great to meet you. I love that you created two separate blogs for the two most important aspects of your life. This banner is SO adorable and feminine. You did a wonderful job creating it. :) Thanks again and happy OWOH! Theresa

  92. I would love to win your beautiful banner! I know just where I'd put it if I won. :) Please enter me in your giveaway, and stop by my blog to enter mine!

    :) Michelle

  93. Hi Michaele! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and entering my OWOH giveaway. You have the right idea for dealing with this nasty weather that has affected so many throughout the U.S. Your KISS banner is just adorable and I would love the opportunity to be in your drawing.


  94. Greetings from Massachusetts! Thanks for visiting my OWOH post!

    Love your blog! What a great prize! Thanks so much for the chance to win.

  95. Hello Michaele,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. I love your banner! I hope you add me to the drawing. I would love to win!
    Thank you,

  96. Cool banner! So glad our paths have crossed because of the OWOH event. Just fun to go blog hopping and see all the creative and giving people out there. Enjoy!

  97. Black and white is my favorite color combination. I am not an Alaskan, but I teach and have commented on your other giveaway :-) I wish I had an answer to NCLB. I love that I'm now working in the private sector where those capital letters have far less force... Then again, I'd worked in a system that consistently failed to make AYP... Blarg. I don't want to relive THOSE memories. And besides, this is your craft and home blog, not your work blog! HOORAY!

  98. thank you for the have a beautiful blog!

  99. Snooped in your store...poked around your archives....then decided I needed to follow to see what you do next!

    Adorable bunting!
    Cameron #83

  100. This is a lovely giveaway!

    Please visit my page too:

  101. Hello Michaele!!
    Thanks for visiting my blog at sassmowthdesigns and of course for confessing to your exclamation-point-addiction too! It makes me feel so much better!!! :)
    Love your blog!! (I'm rant-y too btw, tangent is my middle name, but I don't have a seperate blog in which to tangent away, so be warned if you visit regularily! But I promise that they will atleast amuse you!)
    Love the mini-bunting it's adorable!
    If I'm lucky enough to win, you can click on the 'contact me' on my blog
    Thanks!! I'll definitely be a regular reader :)
    Kat #714

  102. Pleased to meet you Michaele, your work is gorgeous, Lovely inspirational Blog.
    Love that your favorite books are childrens books. I too love where the wild things are. Keep smiling and creating.

  103. Oh My Goodness I love your blogger! It's so homey and inviting. Love Valentines Day decorations too so that prize would be wonderful for me to win. Pick me! I'm such a kid at heart! Hugs,and thanks for visiting my blogger, Sanna

  104. Hello! Thank you for visiting my blog, and I'm so happy to be visiting both of yours! The bunting is beautiful--hope you are able to dig out of all that snow soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. FABULOUS! I'd love to be included!
    Caryl OWOH #207

  106. Hi Michaele.. so nice to meet you...I love your blog and your giveaway.. thanks for stopping by mine too..
    # 617

  107. You are Michaele like Michael Learned-Ma Walton! : )
    This is a pretty banner!
    Please enter me in your contest and come over to enter mine-#348.

  108. Just stopped by your other blog:) Your tulle and twigs is sweet, as is your give away. Stop by for another chance on mine too! #220

  109. I love it!!

    I would be honored to win.

    isastephanie (at) yahoo (dot) com

    I invite you to stop by my blog and enter my giveaway:


  110. What a lovely giveaway. Thanks for participating!

  111. Hey Dianne, you're RIGHT! So glad someone else out there knows the Walton's reference! One of the former Alaska governor's wives is named Michael too, but no one but an Alaskan ever gets THAT reference! :)

    So glad that all of you are stopping by and saying hello- I've been enjoying my snow days off from school because I've been visiting all of YOU too! OWOH is so much fun!


  112. Hi Michaele, It's really nice to meet you. Thank you for stopping by my blog. I have this great appreciation for teachers (kindergarten especially). I have a few friends who teach who I've seen stressed during report card period. I love your banner. You must visit someone I know, her name is Martha Brown, here is her blog:

    She is a fellow artist and a kindergarten teacher as well.

    Enjoy OWOH.

  113. thanks for coming by blue skies your banner and would love to enter your give away.

  114. On the wings of OWOH, flying in from the coast of Alabama. I am discovering so many amazing folks. So happy that it brought me to your blog.
    It such a pleasure to meet you.

    Beautiful giveaway...please add me.

    I hope that you will come by and visit my whimsical world and get your name in the Chazman's glass bowl. #104 Southern Ooaks


  115. Hey Great Blog - I will return but would love to win your Valentine bunting.

  116. adorable! :) just in time for heart day! :) please enter me!!!

    #735 in the OWOH registry for 2011

  117. Love pennant banners! Just made one for my lil one's school because our boys our going to the Super Bowl! Go Pack Go! ;) Shooting stars to you from cold and windy Wisconsin! Visit me at #517!

  118. Hi Michaele! Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving your lovely comments - it's very much appreciated!

    You sure do keep yourself busy! I hope you find time for yourself - you need to recharge those batteries! Your banner is gorgeous and I'd love to throw my name into the hat!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Blessed Be,
    Embracing My Goddess-Self

  119. Please toss my hat in the ring, I adore b&w! My hubby was born and raised in KS too does that help? Thanks for dropping by at mine too, where I am also participating in the OWOH Event.
    OWOH #633

  120. I love thr KISS give me lots of ideas...thanks for visitng Cre8tive Compass Magazine, please return often...great blog and oh so generous...glad to connect


  121. Very cute!

    Would love to hang it up here in the "Sweet Heart City"! :)

    My blog, Not much yet. Im a new blogger!!

  122. What a cute little bunting and very pretty. Just missed my anniversary we celebrated our 25th in October with all my family and friend. It was wonderful, please pop me in your draw.

    Lovely to meet you and thank you for stopping in on me!


  123. What talent you have. I was quite impressed when I first saw your blog banner. I love your style and gift, too. I'll be back after the event. I'm # 11, and would love to have you stop by if you haven't already.

  124. Greetings from Cody, Wyoming! Isn't this fun? What a nice blog! Your kissy banner is so cute - what a great idea! Please enter me.
    ( stampgram AT yahoo DOT com }
    If you have a moment stop by and enter my giveaways too.
    # 385
    # 132

  125. Hello from Oregon. Thanks for the chance to win your giveaway. The little banner is so cute. Love it.
    :) Gale

  126. Isn't this fun? I just love OWOH! Thank you for participating... please count me in for your terrific giveaway. If you get a chance, I hope you'll visit me too (if you haven't already).

    Beckie =)
    artbeckons at hotmail dot com
    San Diego, California, USA

    OWOH #119
    OWOH #132

  127. Such a lovely blog and a fun giveaway. Please enter me and thank you!

  128. glittery work here!!
    lovely blog to go through!!

    I join, warm regards from Holland, Susanna

  129. Hi Michaele,
    Brrr! looks cold but wait, there is a yummy hot soup and a "messy crust pie" and a fire at the end of it!
    We are returning your visit that you made to our blog (#208) and please enter us too into the draw for this cheery and sweet mini bunting.
    If we get it we will think of Twigs, Tulle and Michaele and the snowy day.
    PS: we have added a new prize today

  130. Hello from snow-covered Arkansas! It's nice meeting you and checking out your blog. Please enter me in your fantastic giveaway and be sure to stop by and enter mine, too. #215 on the list.

    Warmest regards,

    Wanda Eash
    Two Crafty Mules

  131. Oooh, sparkly bunting. How cute :)

    OWOH hugs.
    Carol H.

  132. Thank you for your sweet words of encouragement and compassion! My son will go in for surgery on Feb 15th. Bless you richly,

  133. Count me in on the lovely giveaway.If I should be the lucky winner just email me through my blog.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  134. Hello Michaele,
    I have to say that being an educator, I, too, separate that aspect of my life from the rest of it most of the time.
    Your garland is beautiful.
    Thank you for visiting my blog.

  135. Hi Michaele and greetings from Australia. I LOVE your beautiful blog and the "Twigs and Tuille" header. I would love to be the lucky winner of your mini banner. I made banners for Christmas, please come by for a visit and say hello at #9.


  136. Hello from central Minnesota! Your blog is lovely and so is your art! Thank you so much for the chance to win your beautiful banner!

  137. Hello from Michigan. I saw your heart wreath- it is absolutely stunning. I should try to make something like that-gorgeous (kind of hoped for it!!!!! LOL, I know that is selfish) But it is gorgeous! Then I saw the banner and it is just adorable and would fabulous in my craft room so my fingers are crossed.
    Thank you for offering this item up! I hope you will stop over to my blog as well, I am giving away some handmade cards.
    Heidi #259

  138. so pretty and creative. so nice to meet you through this event. please stop by for a visit at my blog too of you'd like.

  139. I love your little banner! I also admire anyone who can handle being a kindergarten teacher. You must have the patience of a saint!

  140. I would love to win this and hang it in my scrapbook studio!!Glad I found you! Please include me in your giveaway.
    Come visit me at

    Thanks Teri

  141. Hello again, I just visited your other blog and left a note. I can relate. I have two blogs too. One is for all the creative muses I entertain and the other is about raising triplets plus one. There has to be a balance between the two; then there is a balance in me. Blessings, Rebecca #393
    my other blog:

  142. I adore this! Please count me in!

  143. Gorgeous! Nice to see and your blog on my journey around. Enjoy the rest OWOH 2011. Kim (no.724)

  144. I love your tulle expressions. I made seven tutus last year and just love them. We wore them on a four wheel drive run. It was fun watching my daughter all full of dirt, helmet on with a tutu. It really brightened our event. anyhow, add me to your hat and stop by 705 on your journey around the world. Cheers! Anna

  145. What a fantastic giveaway prize, please enter me, hope I win :-) Thank you for posting a comment on my blog too, it's been very nice to meet you!

  146. Thanks for visiting my blog. I like your idea of 2 different blogs, one for work and one for home. Mine will eventually turn into a mish-mash of everything. lol


  147. I like your valentine wreath. I will follow It is always nice to have new friends Laura

  148. Thanks for visiting my blog world. I am so enjoying all the wonderful blogs to meet new artist and see the very different things people are creating.


  149. I agree, crafty interventions do always seem to help. I LOVE the name of your blog and this pretty banner is so like your name. I love your style.
    I hope you can find the time to stop by and say Hi-

  150. Thank you for for offering this beautiful gift and thank you for the chance to win. Your hard work really shows!

  151. Hi Michaele! My daughter"s middle name is pronounced the same as yours but spelled differently: Lauren Mychel!!!
    Love your blog! I taught special ed for 8 yrs before having kids....I so miss teaching and the amazing teacher/staff friendships! Now I do alot of volunteering at school. The banner is adorable! Thanks for the kind words on my blog!

  152. Lovely, so dainty and beautifully made!

    Ali x

  153. Thx for stopping by my blog.Love the kiss banner! Please enter me in your drawing.
    mccalamas at yahoo dot com

  154. Greetings from Washington State! I’ve enjoyed browsing your blog, you are one busy lady! I hope you come visit me during your OWOH tour at #769.
    natureswalk at comcast dot net

  155. Hi Michaele,
    Thank you for visiting my blog. Your work is very nice! Please enter me in your giveaway - the bunting is sooo pretty!

  156. Hello, it's nice to meet you! Your mini-bunting is totally cute!

  157. Michaele,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment. Glad I stopped in for a visit. Great giveaway...

  158. Hello from Navada! I love your giveaway! Please count me in! Thank you!!

    ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*´¨)
    (¸.•´ (¸.•´Keisha



  160. Oh my goodness Michaele, I absolutely love this banner. i just visited your other blog and I am so happy I found you here as well. I love the heart wreath on your Blog Banner. Soooo Cute.
    Wishes and Whimsy
    Wendy from Wonderland

  161. Hello, greetings from Malaysia. Happy OWOH to you.
    I'm also participating in OWOH 2011 and here is my link.
    Please come visit me too!

    whimsyloft [at] gmail [dot] com

  162. Good Morning Michaele from a Snowy Scotland!
    Thank you for visiting my Blog, Adorn (#798).
    Your prize is so cute.
    Lynne M

  163. Wow what a lovely giveaway! Please add me to the list !Thank you for the opportunity to win!

    Lovin the name!

  164. Hello You have a lovely Blog ,Please come see mine,
    My giveaway is a ooak bunting baby doll
    Hugs Belinda

  165. Hello again :) I love your wreath on your's gorgeous and also the darling banner. So nice to meet you! Michelle of HippieDog #15

  166. I would love to be entered in your wonderful drawing. Please stop by my blog #809 for a chance to win my door prize.

  167. Thank you for dropping by my blog. Love your door prize. I am so glad you joined the OWOH event.

  168. i love the wreath on your blog banner! thanks so much for the chance to win your mini banner giveaway! i hope you can come and visit me at and join my OWOH giveaway. blessings!

  169. thanks for visiting my blog - wonderful work

  170. Yes yes - count me in. I love your giveaway!!!

    Greetings from Norway - my email is in my profile!!

  171. Hey Michaele, I love this banner.... very creative. Thanks for visiting my OWOH post. Oh, the covers on my book are made by 7 Gypsies. I don't have the heart to tear apart an old book. ~Michelle, #598

  172. ooh, ooh, ooh!!! i need this in my studio! please add my name to the hat. and thanks for visiting my blog. hope you come back again sometime! olwyn

  173. Hi there Michaele! I am so happy to meet you and see a little bit into your world! It looks like a lot of fun is going on in here! I can tell your a Kindergarten teacher, it looks like there is a place for everything and everything in its place! :) I need for some of that to rub off on me. I tend to be messy.

    Your giveaway is darling. Thank you so much for popping by my little part of the blogging world and posting a comment. It's like getting mail that's not a bill.

    Happy Creating!
    Indiana, USA!

  174. We love little banners at our house. Thank you for the chance to win. :)

  175. love it and count me in...thanks for coming by my blog...i was a primary school teacher but had most experience at year 1 and kindy....tho taught vis art and chior as well....
    will check your other blog

  176. Hi Michaele! It's nice to meet you and thanks for coming over to #805 to say hi! I'm loving your heart wreath that's pictured in your banner. Beautiful! Your banner is adorable and I would love to be the winner!

  177. Lovely to meet you and visit your blogs what great photogrpahs and work...beautiful prize i'd love to be counted in for a chance to win it, thankyou for sharing.

  178. Hi Michaele, thanks for stopping by my blog and leading the way to yours :) The heart wreath adorning your blog is amazing. Did you make that? I'm thinking you must have since the banner is equally cute! Have fun with OWOH.
    Sandi #559

  179. Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog... Your giveaway is darling. Your students are lucky to have you for a teacher.

  180. What a sweet little banner! Perfect for our upcoming 30th wedding anniversary.
    Thank you so much for entering my OWOH giveaway as well ( 831), good luck!

  181. Hi there Michaele, greetings from southern california.
    I am so happy my flight on OWOH has brought me to your inspiring blog and that awesome banner that reminds me to keep it simple silly!! I love it.
    If you get a chance on your journey through OWOH, come spend a few minutes of your valuable time with me #442.

  182. Hi there :) It's Cris from Crochet with Cris - I had to stop by when I read your comment about my soap saver *laughs* I have to admit, it would make a handy chocolates holder only BEFORE it was used as a soap saver :)

    I really love what you are doing on this blog. I think your bunting is adorable!

    - Cris

  183. Love you blogs. Have been looking around alot since we have had so many snow days too. Love your crafts. Come see me at and thank-you for the information on blogging. I am loving it!

  184. I really love the wreath that you have in your header Sweet Giveaway~Hello from Ontario Canada. Please count me in for your giveaway.

    Please visit my OWOH giveaway:

  185. I love your giveaway. We have a new granddaughter on the way next month and this would be adorable hanging in her room. Thanks for the chance to win.

  186. Hi Michaele,

    Your explanation for this blog (in your header) was sweet. Glad you are fulfilling those spaces.

    Thanks for stopping by 846 on the list. Come back anytime.

    Thanks for the entry to your giveaway, that bunting is snazzy, I like it!

  187. awesome giveaway! I am having so much fun checking out everyone's blogs. Thanks for the chance to win

  188. Hi Michaele,

    Your banner is just lovely -- thanks for the chance to add some KISS to my life! :)

    Greetings from Munich,
    # 66

  189. Your twigs and tulle wreath is ADORABLE!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. And I wish you the best with finding balance. Happy OWOH!!

  190. I've enjoyed visiting your lovely blog and would love a chance to enter your wonderful giveaway!
    Thanks so much :)
    kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

  191. hello from Thailand! that's a cute one there! please do count me in!

    Here's my OWOH post..please click here.. :)

    laetriciajaniel (at) gmail (dot) com

  192. Hi Michaele! Thank you for visiting my blog during OWOH and leaving a nice comment for me. I just love your blog and am going to become a follower just as soon as I post this hello. :)

    Blessings from Jessica

    p.s. I love your wreath at the top of your blog!

  193. Hi, it's wonderful to meet you through this lovely event. I'd love for my name to be entered into your giveaway. Thank you in advance and have a wonderful day. :-) I'm off now to look at more of your blog!


  194. Michaele you have a gorgeous blog, full of eye-candy! Would love to win your pretty banner :)

    My blog is-
    And email -
    angie.hogan at hotmail dot com

    Lovely to meet you and thank you!

  195. Oh, my gosh, Michaele,
    This is just beautiful and I would love to own it. This is the kind of thing I love to make...when I get the jewelry done! I am so pleased you told me you were a friend of Sheila's. She made me the most thoughtful, beautiful gift. I don't recall being so touched.
    I will put you on my Google Reader. Hopefully things will slow down at my house and I can make some lovelies with paper very soon. I just got a new Cricut with Christmas money and can't wait to break it out!


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