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CRAFT: Celebrate the Season
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I was very excited to participate in this year’s Brooklyn Bride Holiday Card Swap. I’ve gotten some great cards so far (I’ll post pictures of them all as soon as I get them all!), so I thought I’d share what I made and sent out. Take a look.


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I used the leftover outline from a die-cut Michigan I had to trace out Michigans on some cute holiday paper. I used a small piece of tape to keep the Mitten in place as I quickly stitched through the pieces of paper all the way around.
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All done!
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Using some plain Elmer’s Glue, I put glue on the back on the Mitten and smoothed it out with an inexpensive foam brush. I had already cut some cardstock to the size of card I wanted and folded with a bone folder. From here I glued the Mitten on, let it dry, and got it ready for the post office!
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  • www.thezenofmaking.com

    Cute! I’m originally from Michigan, and there’s still nothing quite like the shape of the Mitten to make for good crafting. :)

  • knitouttathebox

    I too, am an ex-pat from Michigan, and anytime I see “the mitten” I miss home. Thanks for posting the process!

  • jeerkchg

    Tegucigalpa, Honduras (CNN) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden vowed Tuesday to assist Honduras and also other Central American nations defeat drug traffickers and fight corruption.
    But at a meeting with Central American presidents in Honduras, Biden stopped short of supporting a proposal that has gained expanding attention inside the region in recent weeks: drug legalization.
    Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina mentioned last month that he supported measures to decriminalize drug production, trafficking and consumption. On Tuesday, Central American leaders announced plans to debate the idea at a meeting later this month.
    Biden “said that he was in favor of an open and genuine debate about the decriminalization of drugs so long as the procedures and achievable results are analyzed,” according to a Honduran government statement distributed to reporters immediately after Tuesday’s meeting.
    “Resources can’t be wasted if they may be not going to achieve concrete results,” the statement stated, quoting Biden. “Resources has to be focused on integrated, conclusive methods and programs.” Following meeting with Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday, Biden mentioned there was no chance the Obama administration would change its policy opposing drug legalization, based on Mexico’s state-run Notimex news agency.
    “In each and every country that has experimented with the legalization or decriminalization of drug consumption, the part with the population that consumes illegal substances grows,” he mentioned, according to Notimex.
    In an interview with CNN en Espa?ol last month, Perez Molina defended his position.
    “What I’ve done is place the subject back on the table. I believe it really is crucial for us to have other options and to talk about decriminalization. … We need to have to talk about decriminalization with the production, the transportation and, obviously, consumption,” he said.
    On Tuesday night, Honduran President Porfirio Lobo said Central American leaders meeting in Tegucigalpa “listened with attention and interest to the proposal in the president of Guatemala regarding the look for option mechanisms for the fight against drug trafficking” and would debate the issue at a meeting in Guatemala on March 24.
    Honduras is really a important drug trafficking corridor and has the world’s highest murder rate, with 82.1 murders per 100,000 inhabitants in 2010, in accordance with the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime.
    Lobo along with other Central American leaders have repeatedly argued that drug use in the Usa fuels escalating violence throughout the region.
    On Tuesday, Biden told reporters the United states “shared responsibility” but additionally noted that Central American nations need to operate to cease drug production.
    He pledged that the United states would supply economic assistance and instruction to Honduran law enforcement and judicial officials.
    “One from the areas in which we’ll hopefully be of assist is in vetting the police, the prosecutors as well as the judges,” Biden stated. “My encounter has been: The people of the country have to be in a position to have self-confidence in the integrity of every single of those institutions, if progress is going to be made.”

  • blueeepg

    U.S. media reported that U.S. President Barack Obama subsequent week with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks to persuade Israel not to strike at Iran’s nuclear facilities in the coming months.
    Obama will probably be held on the 5th meeting using the visiting Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. By then, Obama will persuade Netanyahu to wait patiently the impact played by sanctions against Iran and conscious of the risk of a military strike. The Washington Post quoted a government official said, “We are attempting to acquire Israel to attempt not to make the selection of a military strike” a situation of anonymity.
    The report said that Israeli leaders produced ??it clear that to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons capability in less time, however the U.S. is worried that Israel’s pre-emptive strike action would trigger a regional war within the Middle East. Israel had decided to attack on Iran won’t be issued a warning signal to the Usa, the U.S. government can deny aware of developments in advance, but it also limits the Usa to protect its military installations inside the Middle East’s ability.According to an opinion poll carried out in January by the U.S. media, most Americans think that economic sanctions and diplomatic way greater than military action against Iran. Therefore, the Usa and Israel for the differences in how to cope with the Iranian nuclear problem has increased. Israel believes Iran is creating nuclear weapons and military strikes against the window becoming closed whilst the U.S. is no indication that Iran is determined to producenuclear weapons, and the serious consequences of military operations, including Iran’s retaliation against the Usa, the situation within the Middle East instability along with the influence in the international economic climate .