Haven’t Lost My Marbles. Yet.

Thaaaank you, so many of you, for kind words about this post. Friday, the day after I posted, I was at the doctor’s office for a checkup and talking about what else I could do to get through the nausea. Just one day later, Saturday– at exactly 15 weeks and 3 days– I woke up… 

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How We’re Celebrating the Season

There are a few established traditions happening around our house. The tree. The lights. Decorations. Some baking. Chocolate advent calendars.  And there are a few new ones. First, there’s Reindeercam. It’s a 24 hour webcam that shows exactly what’s happening at the north pole, in case you neeeeed to know.  In the morning they’re kinda… 

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It’s That Time of Year Again

It’s that time of year. Time for fresh ideas ideas in tutorial-world. My friend Katie wrote to say “can’t wait to see your post on Sunday!” Uh…. me too! Well, the bad news is that we’ve been entirely too serious lately. The good news is that we ourselves still enjoy the tutorials we’d put so… 

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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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Meet Our Newest Addition

Walking along a busy city street last night on the way to dinner, weaving through people and wading through construction rubble outside of a store being remodeled, I met this little guy. I walked past him at first, then spun around and ran back to save him from the debris and certain destruction. My husband?… 

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A Quick Tutorial Roundup: Really, Really Fresh Ideas

In addition to our own two tutorials we’ve just posted, we have a few blog friends who are also posting awesome new tutorials today. Really, you’ve got to check them out. It’s springtime– and we’re in a get-things-cleaned-up-and-get-new-things-going kind of mood. The perfect time to try something different. Our two tutorials:Multi-tasking Mommy NecklaceGirl’s Dress to… 

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Surprising Stacey

BIG news!  Susan and Adrianna are off today to surprise Stacey in Germany.  And we’re going WITHOUT KIDS!!!!  (ok, we’re taking the one that’s still mooching off her mama’s milk, but she’s still quiet and sweet and able to sleep anywhere, so she doesn’t count) So, shhhhh!!  Don’t tell Stacey.  Because it’s a surprise, you… 

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I Need a Word(le) With You

Looking through the OhDeeDoh section of my Google Reader, I saw Wordle on a wall. And if you are a someone special in my life, you can expect that I will be making one of these and framing it for you for your next birthday or the major holiday that’s between today and your next… 

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Because I Needed a New Desktop…

…and because there are a few supplies that I’m so in love with that I just keep staring at them. I can’t decide where to start. But at some point, it’s just time to START SOMETHING with them. Here it is, just in case you too need a reminder. Double click on images like this… 

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Crafty Friends are the BEST!

A plain brown envelope arrived on Thursday. Inside… SCORE! Quilted coasters from Stacey, AND chocolate. Super smooth yummy delicious GERMAN chocolate that I love, in a flavor I can’t get where I live. (And to double the yum, Adrianna got a matching surprise envelope.) The coasters are made with Tanya Wheelan fabric from the “Darla”… 

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Time’s-a-wastin’

No, it’s not Feature Friday. It’s Wednesday. We here at the empire that is Crafterhours haven’t assigned a role to Wednesday, other than… Wednesday. Often my Wednesdays are days for me to zone out and wonder how I’m going to muster the energy to make it to Friday. And often when I zone out I’m… 

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Our Crafty New Year’s Resolutions

Adrianna:1. To sew more for me, including at least one semi-tailored piece.2. To conquer knits.  (ok, maybe just to play with them a little.)3. To Mod Podge something4. To figure out how to thread my new toy from Santa (aka: my husband): my sewing machine has a new neighbor! 5. To stop gloating so much… 

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Graham Cracker House Playgroup

Where we live we have a lovely little playgroup. Actually, it’s a fairly big playgroup, which is nice because there’s always a different mix of kids and we’re always somewhere new and different. As we approached Christmas, I said to myself: “Self, let’s decorate gingerbread houses with the playgroup friends. Won’t that be fun?” Flash… 

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