I Don’t Like It Yet

Whenever I meet someone new, I often don’t like them. There are exceptions, of course, but in general, I don’t like new people. I have to get to know them first. It’s good that I finally know this about myself– that given some time and conversation it’s quite possible that I will really love someone…. 

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Crafty Bits: Berlin

We’re back from our trip to Berlin to visit Stacey, and after a few days back at home with kids and laundry and grocery shopping and cooking and dishes and a lot of mama-mama-mom-mommy-mommmmma, we’re all set to return. It was a great, relaxing time and our activities consisted of all our favorite things: eating, chatting,… 

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Surprising Stacey

BIG news!  Susan and Adrianna are off today to surprise Stacey in Germany.  And we’re going WITHOUT KIDS!!!!  (ok, we’re taking the one that’s still mooching off her mama’s milk, but she’s still quiet and sweet and able to sleep anywhere, so she doesn’t count) So, shhhhh!!  Don’t tell Stacey.  Because it’s a surprise, you… 

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A St. Patrick’s Day Surprise Party

As I mentioned yesterday, my husband’s birthday is coming up. Because he loves Irish stuff, and St. Pat’s tends to be a holiday he and his friends get excited about, I thought it would be a good time to throw a surprise party. A guy night to drink beer and play video games. Adrianna’s husband… 

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Sir Samuel Hath Achieved His 4th Year of Awesomeness

…and as such deserveth a shirt that doth acknowledge his accomplishmenteths. Or somethingeth. Translation and expansion: our very cute preschooler friend Samuel turned four on Monday. His party is coming up this weekend. He’s going with the Knights and Dragons theme (having attempted to bring back last year’s popular “Pirate” theme and failed at the… 

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Ruffly Voile Runner

I did it!  I used some Anna Maria Horner Voile!  It’s been sitting there for months just mocking me and my inability to harm it in any way with scissors, but I fought the voile and I won!  Ok, so I actually didn’t have to cut into it, I used a full half yard, including… 

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Crafty Bits: London

Maybe I should call this artsy bits. Or artsy craftsy bits. Or mommy bits. Or random bits. Or crafty inspiration bits. Whatever I call it, it’s a little collection of stuff I saw in London and liked. I love that digital cameras function like a superfast sketchbook/scrapbook. Especially when traveling on a busy Valentine’s Day… 

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I Spy: A Completed Quilt

Not just any completed quilt. My very first. And an I Spy Swap one. At several points during the process, I decided it would be my only quilt. Ever. But now that I’m done and I’ve rested a bit, I’m can’t stop thinking about it. So that could mean there will be more. Eventually. I… 

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Guest Blogger: Marta

Hello Crafterhours readers, you’re in for a treat!   I (Adrianna) was going through my google reader the other day and came across the blog of my friend Marta, the very first blog I started reading.  I won’t link you, because it’s her personal blog, but it’s pretty awesome.   In her post, she showed… 

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I Need a Word(le) With You

Looking through the OhDeeDoh section of my Google Reader, I saw Wordle on a wall. And if you are a someone special in my life, you can expect that I will be making one of these and framing it for you for your next birthday or the major holiday that’s between today and your next… 

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Maybe we need an intervention?

Hi, my name is Adrianna and I’m a 90 minute shirt-aholic.  These things are so addicting.  Susan and I have already made them in newborn, 18 month, and adult sizes, with many many more planned.  Dana should’ve gone ahead and formed a support group along with her tutorial. Just as I was falling asleep last… 

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Celebrating the Boy (Shape)

Don’t you guys just love how Dana and Rae celebrated the boy all February long?  You mamas of boys are gonna hate me, but I loved it for the express reason that I haven’t found a “boy craft” yet that can’t also be used on a girl.  I know it doesn’t work vice versa, and I’m… 

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