About That Crib Bumper

Not all that long ago Adrianna, Stacey and I blogged about the things we made for our friend Kyra’s new baby girl. Collectively we made the nursery bedding. When Adrianna, Kyra and I were able to get together last week it was also the first time that Adrianna had been able to see everything in… 

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Silhouette Day

It’s drawing day. We’ve had a whole whole whole lot of entries for the Sihouette giveaway… and all I can say is that I’m glad I’m drawing a winner and not actually choosing one. People have given some compelling reasons why they should win. If Adrianna and I could rig the drawing, we’d probably choose… 

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Ummm… a few more things

Yeah, more skirt stuff. I thought you might like to see that several of Skirt Week’s winners have tutorials or patterns available. Like… Jessica’s Shirred Pocket Skirt and Mandy’s Snowball Skirt and Susan’s Bookworm Skirt Janica’s skirt was inspired by this tutorial: Kim’s Skirt followed a pattern found in Sew Serendipity. Ok, I think that’s… 

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Skirt Week: All Zipped Up

For some reason I feel the need to summarize all of the awesomeness of Skirt Week, even though that makes for one ridiculously long post. A little look back at the week(s) with some sappy melodramatic music playing the the background. Except without the music. There’s a whole lot of linking here so you can… 

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And the Children’s Skirt Winners Are…

I was talking to a friend, Katie, last night. She said “what are we voting on tomorrow?!?” and I had to say “Oooooh, sorry. Voting is all done.” Bummer, right? It’s been fun to see what readers have chosen. In yesterday’s round of voting, they/you chose… emmaenmona by tweelingmama The fabric, the trim, the underlayer peeking out,… 

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VOTE! Your Choice for Best Children’s Skirt!

Ladies and gentlemen: it’s time for dessert. If you haven’t taken a moment to look through the entire Children’s Skirt pool, I recommend that you do. I recommend with enthusiasm. Because wherever adult skirt wearers might have felt… constrained… by concerns of wearability and practicality, there’s little of that in the children’s pool. Ruffles, tulle,… 

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And the Straight Skirt Winners are…

Voting for the Straight Skirt Reader’s Choice Winner turned out to be a nail biter! Within just a handful of votes, the winner is… gold curtain skirt by michael annYou’d never guess that this skirt was made from a vintage brocade curtain, and finished just in the nick of time for Skirt Week. Classic and simple… 

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And the Full Skirt Winners Are…

So very much to look at in the Full Skirt Pool. As far as the reader’s choice pick, while all 8 of the skirts got plenty o’ votes, one was clearly ahead of the pack: Paper Bag for a Picnic by Janica What’s not to love? The colors are luscious, the pleating is elegant, the style… 

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VOTE! Your Choice for Best Full Skirt!

Congratulations, Full Skirt finalists!  It’s your turn for voting! Below you’ll find the eight finalists selected by the judges. It’s a colorful lot, to say the least. One vote per person, please. Voting will close tonight at 10 pm Eastern.          Summer Skirt by Bonnie       Paper Bag for a Picnic by Janica Crescent skirt by Sewaholic… 

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And the A-Line Skirt Winners are…

Our first day of voting produced the first Reader’s Choice Winner of Skirt Week 2011: Nummer 6 by Polkadotjes  I think “Anonymous” said it best when he/she said “Nummer 6 van Polkadotjes is met voorsprong de schoonste!!” (Google translate says that this says something about this skirt being the best. I’m going with that. It’s pretty darn… 

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VOTE! Your Choice for Best A-Line Skirt!

Congratulations, finalists!  Hooooray! We’re finally ready for the voting! Our panel of judges has narrowed down the A-Line Skirt category and we have the final eight for voting. The reader’s choice and judge’s choice winners for the A-Line Skirt category will be announced tomorrow, and then we continue voting and revealing winners each day this week…. 

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A Skirt You’ll Love by Jess

Jess of Craftiness Is Not Optional posted this super-cute skirt yesterday. Not only is the skirt adorable (uh, and the kid. She never fails to max out the cute-meter) but there’s a pattern giveaway attached, too.  It’s a two-for-one opportunity. Not to mention that the skirt can be worn three different ways. In Skirt Week… 

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Upcycled Hem-less Tee-Skirt: a Tutorial by Bonnie of Fishstick Designs

Bonnie of Fishsticks Designs has a fantastic upcycling project for us today. I can totally see this one in Neapolitan colors. Or, as my Nana would say, chocvanstraw. All you need is three upcycleable tees to get started, although depending on the tees and the intended sizes you may be able to get more than one completed… 

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Don’t be Afraid of the Bias Skirt: a Tutorial from guest Corinnea’s Chaos

Today is Corinnea’s day to share, and that automatically makes the day special. She’s someone we’d love to know and hang out with in person. Siiiigh. Dang geography. She’s written a really great tutorial on making a bias cut skirt that looks like it could be a 24/7/365 wardrobe staple, especially for anyone who lives… 

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Skirt Week 2011: Here We Go!

There’s more awesome than you can shake a stick at coming this week and next. Sure, we call it Skirt Week, but it’s more appropriately Skirt Weeks. Two weeks this time. Maybe it’ll grow by a week each year? Who knows. Each day this week, beginning Monday, we have a guest blogger sharing skirt inspiration,… 

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Signing Off…for now

Hello faithful Crafterhours readers.  Well, you’ve been hearing mostly from me for the past year while Susan was in the midst of her big move and house buying and renovating, but now it’s my turn to take a break.  Today I’m leaving for a trans-atlantic, trans-pacific move.  Thankfully we have a long layover in the… 

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Leather & Olive Oil

Two of my favorite things, and now even better together! I recently bought a pair of custom made sandals from this cool local shop where a guy fits your foot to a sole and then literally builds the sandal of your choice around your foot.  He made each strap fit perfectly around my foot, and… 

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A Dress for Laura

I talked about Laura a few months ago. She’s only the world’s greatest babysitter. Given the amount of time my husband has spent traveling this past year, she’s really gotten to know me and my children. What a relief it is to be able to take a break from mommyhood and know that the person… 

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