What I made for #3: Knit Blanket

 (That would be a blanket made from knit fabric, not a knitted blanket.  As if.  That’s what grandmas are for.) When it came time to make a blanket for baby (because the other 14 I own just weren’t good enough), I strayed from my usual minky since the lows here are in the 80s.  As… 

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What I made for #3: Carseat Cover

I thought I’d take a couple posts to show you the (very very few) things I made for baby girl #3.  Although, I must say that it’s more than I made in preparation for the other two.  My “preparing for baby” story kind of reads backwards compared to what you would expect.  For girl #1,… 

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Leaping From Hot Tub to Polar Bear Swim

That’s how it’s feeling around here. From the hot, humid, creative greenhouse of loveliness at Alt to the freezing cold reality of Mom. Not that I don’t love home– but a few days of uninterrupted sleep, time to do my hair (wait, I can do something other than a ponytail?) and talk to some of the… 

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Crafty Bits: Holland

We’ve done a few Crafty Bits Tours in the past. They’re not comprehensive tours so much as snapshots of inspiration along the way. We’ve done London, Berlin and Las Vegas. Not a strange collection at all. We twisted our friend Kim’s arm into photographing a spring trip to Holland, and posting it now means that if you… 

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Coming Down From the High

Wooooow. Coming to the Altitude Design Summit was everything I hoped it would be and more. Completely and utterly exhilaratingly exhausting. And now I’m packing to head home to reconnect with my girls who I can’t believe I haven’t seen since Tuesday. What if they’re totally over me? Five days is a long time. Maybe… 

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High on Altitude

Last year I got a quick e-mail from Samstermommy. Okay, she’s not Samstermommy, she’s Natasha of Little Pink Monster, but in my head she’ll always be Samstermommy and not the CEO of Little Pink Monster. Would I like to come with to the Altitude Summit, aka Alt? In that moment, it was as much a… 

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How To Get Fat Using Pinterest: A Tutorial

Step 1:  Start obsessively pinning stuff like this:   {chef in training via pinterest}   {plain chicken via pinterest}   {recipe girl via pinterest}    {kevin & amanda via pinterest} {rumbly in my tumbly via pinterest} Step 2: Make them. Step 3: Eat them. You’re done!  How easy was that?  The most successful project/tutorial I’ve… 

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Super Soap: A Tutorial

When I saw this pin, I knew I wanted to do something like it. But rather than take new photos of my kids, I wanted to use photos I already had and add some text. I made these as Christmas gifts, but I figure you could make them for any one of 543 other holidays… 

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On Photography

Around the time that K was born, a scant five years ago, I was suddenly highly interested in photography. That’s just how it seems to happen. Spouse + spouse + kid= instant interest in photography. I’d always liked it, just hadn’t previously had so much inspiration and was okay with paint-and-shoot with a decent zoom… 

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I’m a winner!

I thought I’d just do a small round-up of the fun things I received in the mail last year from a few of my favorite bloggers. First, my favorite blogger, Susan, who writes this little blog right here.  She sent me and my girls a big box of Christmas love, but nothing so important as… 

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