Slashing Your Stash: A Giveaway

Last week we were contacted by a new-ish site, now a sponsor, called “Stash Slash”. (Update: Site has since closed) The site is simple. You can go there to buy de-stash items, much of it vintage and some even antique, and/or you can use the site to list your own de-stashes. What’s really REALLY simple… 

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Pencils are Personal

My godson has a pretty awesome school supply list. I’m not saying that as a mom, because as a mom, Prismacolor pencils are kinda pricey for a 6-year-old, but as a kid, I’d have looooved to have these in my pencil box. I never had a fancy metal box like this. I just had cardboard… 

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Custom Printed Grosgrain Labels

On Monday I posted Liam’s Quilt. In a corner I was able included a label that said “just for liam”– thanks to Twill Tape Guy. Or maybe he’s Grosgrain Ribbon Guy? No, let’s just stick with the original. Last year as I was packing up to cross an ocean and reestablish myself in America, Twill… 

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Liam’s Quilt is Finished!

Liam’s quilt is done! And I’m so glad I asked for ideas for the binding. ‘Cause I had nothin’. I really took my time trying to picture them all, but in the end it was Janica’s suggestion of brown that got my wheels turning. I thought at first about a woodgrain print, and then found… 

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My Favorite Hobby Lobby Staple

My plan was to photograph Liam’s quilt today. The weather here is not cooperating with that plan. This same plan included taking the kids to the fair early and then throwing them into bed for naps while I completed said photography. Thus, my plan is no more. So I’ve distracted myself with photos that I… 

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Liam’s Quilt Progress

I’m neeeearly done with Liam’s quilt. So grateful that I posted the top for some input. Thanks to Stacey the back now has a few tiny doghouses. And each little dog house has a little dog somewhere nearby. I followed a reader’s suggestion on the binding and made what felt like 47 yards of continuous… 

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Fabric Finds Me

As Skirt Week was getting rolling in June, my husband returned from his year-long work assignment for an R & R.  We wanted to take a family trip, and the thought of taking a train rather than driving anywhere sounded fun to all four of us. We decided that the Big Apple would be great–… 

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Hiding Hooters With Style

I’ve had the discussion at least a dozen times with various friends who were nursing or planning to nurse: a nursing cover need not relate to your baby. You’re accessorizing yourself. You can pick a fabric or fabrics that work with your own style of dress and blend nicely. Which is not to say that… 

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Baby Liam Is Here

Those of you who read this post may be looking for an update. I am so, so, so happy, relived, excited, grateful, enthusiastically giddily joyful to be able to say that Baby Liam was born yesterday at 10:44 am. He weighed 4 lbs, 2 oz and was 18 1/4″ long. Mama and Baby both have… 

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Crafterhours on Project Runway

via I had never watched Project Runway before last season. I don’t know why, other than that I didn’t happen upon it while channel surfing. But a friend convinced me to watch Season 8 with her, and now I’m hooked. Which made me think…. would I like doing something like that? And aside from whether… 

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