To Serge or Not to Serge: Not So Much a Question

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A comment on our Thanksgiving crafty things post made me think about sergers. Sewing machines and sergers. And the many conversations Adrianna and I have had about them. We both have pretty basic sewing machines. Nothing too fancy.  We’d get together for crafternoons and talk about projects and what we’d like to work on next…. 

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Crafty Things We’re Thankful For, Part 2

To continue (or start?) a tradition, we’re back this year with another edition of Crafty Things We’re Thankful For.  Or, Crafty Things For Which We Are Thankful, if you, like Adrianna, are a member of the Grammar Police. The #1 thing that we are both thankful for this year is our super de duper awesome… 

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Goldfish Turkey

This is an unnecessarily long story. I apologize in advance. On Sunday, while visiting my mom with K, 4, and M, 18 months, I decided that they could handle an overnight with my Mom, Mimi, without me. We’d been at Mimi’s house for a few days and everyone seemed fairly settled and happy. And for… 

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Movember

Movember is almost over. You know about Movember, right? It’s a month-long challenge to (mostly) men to grow mustaches to “change the face of men’s health”. (Guys don’t have boobs to be witty about, so mustaches were the next best thing?) And we happen to be married to men. Who we’d like to be healthy… 

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Ladies Who Lunch Dress

A while back, I bought this nice thin, drapey wool blend fabric at the 1 euro/meter store.  I love that place.  Don’t know how much yardage to buy?  Get 4!  I pulled it out, fully intending to make Christmas dresses for my daughters, but after feeling the loveliness of that fabric, I said forget you… 

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BIG Winners of Itty Bitty

Random.org helped us pick two winners, #3 and #46. (If you move quickly you can still get $2 shipping at Boys and Girls Studio by entering code crafterhours30 at checkout. That might make you feel like you won?) Kristi is #3. She blogs at Longing For Home. Loved this photo of her daughter finding a fun, unexpected, flexible,… 

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Meeting Mary Jo

I first heard about Mary Jo‘s about two years ago. I was visiting a local quilt shop near my Mom’s house and looking for a very specific item. The two women working at the cutting counter chatted about where I could find it, and both agreed that the only place they knew of was Mary… 

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Copycats, That’s Us!

One of us here at Crafterhours is totally stoked about being able to judge Spring Top Week ’11. And we’re both looking forward to Skirt Week. Neither of us was expecting to be asked to judge the Copycat Challenge over at Sew Much Ado, but we’re totally happy to hop to it. We’re at the ready…. 

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Fall Wardrobe: Two Shirts

Just a couple shirts that didn’t fit into any other fall wardrobe category.  The first one is a rip-off of an H&M shirt. You know you’re cheap crafty when you won’t pay $10 for a shirt, and instead buy a $5 shirt to alter. When I went to take pictures of Z in her shirt,… 

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