Category Archives: crafty stuff

i washed the quilt!

and it turned out so beautifully crinkly and soft and none of the colors bled and i am even more in love with it than ever!   mmm….. cozy…

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movie monday: painting

this one’s a bit more zen than usual.  happy holiday monday!  

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overdue: a quilt

there’s a new art exhibit up at my library.  it’s quilts from the local modern quilt guild.  they fill all of the available art rail space (the most we’ve had up all year–all the staff love it and i’ve heard … Continue reading

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overdue quilt: a process post

a few of you have already seen this, but many of you have not.  for my birthday gift to myself, i finally took the time to finish sewing up this quilt top! i love-ity love it and now want even … Continue reading

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february’s 28-post challenge report and wrap-up

(wrap-up.  get it?  p.s. these are the rolled up train games.) so…. i didn’t quite make it to 28 posts in february (i wrote 24!), but considering that i had a big presentation and a little boy’s birthday party to … Continue reading

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celebrate the boy: freight train game

happy little dude’s 3rd birthday was this week.  we had a party with three of his friends from daycare today and i created this game as a take-home party favor.  it was inspired by the book freight train by donald … Continue reading

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celebrate the boy, year 3!

it’s that time of year again…. one my favorite sewing-blog-fest events of the year… celebrate the boy!  i’m hoping to participate, but i’m feeling a bit behind since i haven’t started anything yet and don’t have solid plans in place … Continue reading

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saw this idea on pinterestswapped it up a little by cutting out a heart shaped hole instead of a rectangle. and then realized that maybe i’d gone a little overboard. you can only put the tiniest bit of shaving cream … Continue reading

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mmmmm…… alpaca

i finallly photographed a finished knitted project!  here is a cowl i recently completed.  i used chunky misti alpaca which is so, so soft and this color was just luscious.  there was only one skein left at the store, so … Continue reading

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starting small

there’s an idea percolating in my brain.  it has the potential to brew into a pretty big idea, but knowing my history with big ideas, i think i’d like to start small.  i won’t go into details here yet (curious?) … Continue reading

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