Be a (girly) die hard fan!

New Year’s is coming up, and that means football.  Perhaps, like me, your team will be in a bowl game.  Or maybe you’re still in the playoffs for the Superbowl.  You might even be looking forward to that basketball sport that I hear so much about.  Want to support your team, but still remain feminine… 

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Graham Cracker House Playgroup

Where we live we have a lovely little playgroup. Actually, it’s a fairly big playgroup, which is nice because there’s always a different mix of kids and we’re always somewhere new and different. As we approached Christmas, I said to myself: “Self, let’s decorate gingerbread houses with the playgroup friends. Won’t that be fun?” Flash… 

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Pocket Locket: A Tutorial

A reasonably quick, fun gift for a little girl in your life. Especially the Curious George type. Instead of opening and closing with a hinge, this locket has a pocket. A little background on the idea. I thought about getting K a locket. Well, in fact, she has one, but I will not let her… 

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Feature Friday: Adventures in Dressmaking

Hi everyone!  I want to introduce you to a very ambitious blogger, Suzannah from Adventures in Dressmaking.  In her own words, “I usually make at least one cool clothing or home dec item per day.”  I’ve been reading her blog for a little while now, and I can assure you, she’s not joking!  I don’t… 

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Last Bday post, I promise!

But I had to show you what Susan got for me!  Here it is all wrapped up pretty: and opened! 1. A mixed selection of mod podge, including sparkle, glossy, matte, outdoor, and paper. 2. A yard of the impossible to find Wonderland by Momo. 3.  Personalized notecards made with images of Wonderland fabric printed… 

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Happy Birthday to Me!

Wanna see what I got from me? That’s a big ol’ stack of felt from felt-o-rama (love that name), some of my favorite home dec weight fabric of all time, by Anna Maria Horner, which I am going to use to finally attempt that Weekender Bag pattern from Amy Butler.  And, the pièce de résistance: some… 

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A Very Special Announcement

Well, I’ll have to pre-empt Adrianna’s I’m-working-on-a-third-bun-in-the-oven announcement to say this: our dear friend Adrianna is turning 25 on Tuesday, December 15th. “25?!?” you say? “So accomplished and a mother of two and only 25?” Yes, folks. And she has three years of experience at being 25, so this year she should do it flawlessly…. 

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The Accidental Quilt

Don’t you guys just love the Michael Miller Funky Christmas line?  It’s so bright and modern, but folksy at the same time.  This is my favorite print: I decided to use it for a tree skirt so I could enjoy it for years to come.  I wanted to patch together pie-shaped pieces to make a… 

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Feature Friday: All Sorts

So, my last Feature Friday was on the very simple, visually clean blog Katie Did.  This time, I am doing the opposite.  All Sorts is where I go for bloggy eye candy.  Her site is bright and whimsical and reminds me of walking into a little boutique shop with so many products displayed you don’t… 

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Sweet & Simple

Susan and I are both under the weather this week, so we apologize for the slow trickle of blog posts you’ll be seeing.  A rainy afternoon in with two sleeping toddlers and a sore throat made me search for a little project that would be easy and involve a lot of sitting on the couch…. 

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And now for something completely different…

Right now you’re seeing all kinds of beautiful handmade Christmas-y fun on everyone’s blogs.  I had intended on doing the same, but hit a little bump in the road.  Here’s the story: When you have two kids 3 and under, it is guaranteed that they are going to mess with your stuff, ie: break things…. 

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