Holiday Notes

Not a long post, just a few thoughts. Not a sponsored post, either. Just something I think’s worth sharing. I spent a few hours yesterday looking for a holiday card design I liked. Sometimes I design a card myself, and sometimes I go the must faster route of picking one and dropping our photos in…. 

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Giving Much Thanks

We had a fun crafty bloggy playdate this morning. Jen from Upcycled Education came over with her little O. My kid isn’t even in “real” school yet and I’m loving school breaks as a chance to connect with our scattered friends. Jen and I were talking about all sorts of blogging things that crafty bloggers… 

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Two (new to me) Places I Love to Shop

I love reading other blogger’s posts about the places they shop, especially if they’re places I’m not familiar with. Okay, sometimes there’s a big swell of jealousy to get over. I spent three years on the other side of the world where there were few fun shopping options, fewer affordable ones, and little to no… 

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Worth Reading: A Field Guide to Fabric Design

Back in the day when Adrianna and I lived about 4 miles from each other, I found the “How It’s Made” episode that showed how fabric is made. It was good… but disappointingly brief. I think it was about a basic cotton lawn or something. At the end we both said “that’s it?!”. We wanted… 

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Learning to Sew at 5

My recently-five-years-old daughter seems to be at least as interested in crafting as I am. She’s always been curious– wanting to touch and try everything that I have around, making for some nervous moments. Also some cringe-worthy moments, like when she saw me temporarily using my lips to hold pins as I was removing them… 

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Spoonflower I Spy: Round 2!

Happy Monday! I really enjoyed reading comments about this post over the weekend. And once again appreciated the wide variety of experiences people have. Everything from: “I don’t even really remember it hurting that much afterwards… It wasn’t really that bad”  to  “I kicked (the doctor)… But it was purely instinctual/reactionary. I just flailed and… 

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What I Didn’t Expect…

Happy weekend! A bit early. I know that this is a crafty blog and all, but for today, let’s think of that as it’s day job. On the weekend, it can do whatever it wants. And today it wants to talk about my teeth. And how they came out. Given that most of my friends… 

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A Puppy Party for the Newly 5

K and I spent a lot of time talking about her birthday party theme. It’s now a process of finding something she likes that works for me, too. She’d talked about doing a party at the nearby inflatable place, for example. I don’t have a real problem with that, but I figure we’ll end up… 

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