Holey Sheet!

Yeah, seriously. Actually, two of them. But “holey sheets” didn’t sound as fun. I love jersey knit sheets. Especially for kids’ beds. But apparently there’s something tempting about them. Tempting to pull at them or poke a pencil through them or…. well… honestly? I have no idea where these holes came from.  I was dismayed… 

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The Best Crayons Ever

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We don’t go nuts talking about individual products all that much. We’re not infomercial people. But I decided I wanted to write about the best crayons everĀ (affiliate link) because there’s so much I love about them. I’m a materials geek, especially with anything that features a set of colors. We’ve gone through a lot of… 

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I Love You More Than __________

I was a frustrating child. My Mom doesn’t acknowledge that a lot now. I’ve grown up and I have two children that she gets to enjoy and I think she’s been able to breath a few generous sighs of relief that I turned out okay. So far. In most ways we “get” each other now–… 

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Easy & Temporary Garland

I think it’s no secret that I adore the now-discontinued Wonderland line of fabric by Momo.  When I heard it was going out of print, I bought some yardage and a layer cake, both of which have been sitting on my shelf for over a year now because I’m too indecisive to use them. Finally… 

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Military Hat: A Tutorial (Part 2)

Yay, we’re finished with that stuffy boring pattern-making stuff from yesterday and ready to get cutting!  Grab your cutting mat, rotary cutter, pattern pieces and fabric.  I suggest something medium to heavy weight.  I used twill because I had it on hand, but I think a textury, bumpy wool or plaid would be super fun…. 

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Military Hat: A Tutorial (Part 1)

Last week I mentioned that my daughter needed a bunch of things for her new preschool.  Well, one of the required items was a hat.  This country has weird rules.  But as we’re often yelled at by other moms at the playground for not wearing hats, it wasn’t totally unexpected.  I’d never made a real… 

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Goodies in my mailbox!

Awhile ago I saw this post from Beverly of Flamingo Toes where she featured her Rebecca bag: Now, I’m not a purse girl.  (I’m an outerwear girl, if you must know.)  I have my brown and black leather purse, and that’s it.  But I love the styling, size, and exposed metal zipper of the Rebecca… 

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First Birthday Shirts

It’s hard to believe that Aubrey is one year old today. It’s hard enough to believe when it’s your own child that reaches the one year milestone, but somehow it’s both faster and slower watching other babies grow.  Also hard to believe that my Mom is …. today. It’s one of the birthdays that ends… 

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Multi-Season Wreath, Wrath-free

As far as holiday decor goes, I like to keep things simple. I need to be able to put it up easily and take it down and put it away easily, or it just won’t ever go up in the first place because every time I think about putting it up I’ll decide it’s too… 

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Being Honest

Hi lovely readers!  Just thought I’d write up a post to maybe explain my long absence in this space.  Ok, I guess I don’t really have an excuse. I could make up a pretty awesome one, trust me.  Once in highschool I was required to do a biography on a person that I had never… 

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New Year? New Shirt!

There are lots of things to report from my neck of the woods. Not too many of them crafty, but many that impact forthcoming craftiness, so in no particular order, they are: 1) Hubs has been in the house for THREE WEEKS! I can imagine some circumstances in which this might get a bit… testy…… 

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