The Rainbow Loom Project – UPDATE!

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Saturday posts are sorta rare on crafterhours but I really want to share this NOW. A Rainbow Loom Project update! Remember The Rainbow Loom project¬†post? Talk about an example of a social media wildfire. Jen’s idea reallllly caught on. She just shared all of the details on her blog – and I think you should… 

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Love for Ruby

I met Christie Hurst almost 2 years ago at a conference. In that weird real people moment where blog memory fails you in the face of a real face, I did not match blog to blogger. Only later did I slap my forehead because I’d read Christie’s blog,¬†A Lemon Squeezy Home, and had even blogged… 

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The Tiniest Biggest Changes: Baby Is Here

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I last posted two days before the arrival I was so busy anticipating – our baby is here! (If you follow on Instagram or Facebook, this is old news. But new details and some new photos below.) That Sunday around lunch time I started feeling waves of contractions. Because I’d had a whole lot of… 

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Baby #6: Boy? Girl? Answered!

I wrote last week that the time was coming to reveal what crafterhours baby #6 (my own third birth, but between Adrianna and I, sixth) will be. If you follow me on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, you already know the answer. About 75% of the folks who kindly played along with the poll thought it’d be a boy. ‘Cause what are… 

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I’m Craftiest When I’m Not Crafty

There’s this thing that happens when I wait a loooong time to post. Partly an out-of-the-habit “maybe I can’t do it anymore” feeling, and partly a list of things I want to share that feels so overwhelming that I couldn’t possibly distill what I want and need to say. Having been in that place for… 

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Oh Happy Day! Instagram Is For Everyone!

I’m so so so very happy that it’s finally election day. So very happy that the ads are almost over. I wasn’t planning on posting today because we’re having a red, white and blue party with friends while we wait for the returns. It’s an exciting, fun, nail-biting sort of day. But I had to… 

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Reunion 2012

If you’re new-ish to crafterhours, you may not know our co-blogging scenario. In a nutshell, we started in one place together in 2009 and blogged for about a year before Susan moved 7 time zones away and a year later Adrianna moved 5 time zones farther. We’re hoping to be in the same place again… 

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Unselfish Sewing: Join Us!

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Have you already read about Skirt Week? If not, read more here. Entries are already rolling in, and later this month the tutorial fun begins. We’ll follow that with info about sponsors and prizes, and then a really fun week of voting for our favorites. It’s a fun time all around. But today, I’d like… 

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Friday’s Follow-Up

After posting on Friday my Mom said “thanks for the pictures, Susan, but post more.” So here’s my update with a few more. Just for you, Mom. On Friday afternoon Katie made chocolate chip cookies and we took them to her favorite nurses at the Inova Fairfax Hospital High Risk Perinatal Unit to celebrate her… 

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Happy, Happy, Happy Friday the 13th!

Last summer I wrote about April 13th of last year. It was a totally bizarre day. I was rushing around trying to finish a dress tutorial as if it were the most important thing on earth when the phone rang. It was a scary phone call about something that was overwhelmingly and ridiculously more important…. 

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More Unexpectedness

When I posted about what I hadn’t expected in the fall, I really, really didn’t expect what came next in As Our Dental World Turns. After I’d written that, thinking I was in the clear, I had to go through three rounds of antibiotics to treat a sinus infection caused by the wisdom tooth removal…. 

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Right Side Up Again

With the opening of the front door yesterday, my world was at peace. On September 1st last year, my husband set out for a year-long assignment on the other side of the world. We were able to see him three times over the course of the year, a fact I’m most grateful for knowing 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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Just an Ordinary Day

There was this day in mid April. A day that was ordinary enough in my world. I’d been working on a tutorial that was just barely going to make it’s deadline for another blog. I’d finished the dress, put the little one down for her nap and was about to yank the dress onto the… 

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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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Goodies in my mailbox!

Awhile ago I saw this post from Beverly of Flamingo Toes where she featured her Rebecca bag: Now, I’m not a purse girl.  (I’m an outerwear girl, if you must know.)  I have my brown and black leather purse, and that’s it.  But I love the styling, size, and exposed metal zipper of the Rebecca… 

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Crafty Things We’re Thankful For, Part 2

To continue (or start?) a tradition, we’re back this year with another edition of Crafty Things We’re Thankful For.  Or, Crafty Things For Which We Are Thankful, if you, like Adrianna, are a member of the Grammar Police. The #1 thing that we are both thankful for this year is our super de duper awesome… 

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The Best Friends

Now that I’m back in the states and attempting to “settle”, hubs has started traveling for work. We knew that that was part of the scenario and eventually it would be time for that to happen. I was blessed as far as his departure in that I was at a vacation spot with family and… 

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Care Cares

What a super fun surprise in my mailbox! (I also thought about titling this post “My Dealer Delivered”) Why did I arrange them this way? I don’t know. I was losing light quickly, and wanted Care to know that the package had arrived. And why do I think you need to see my toes? I… 

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The End.

Today, Susan is moving to America.  As you read this, she is flying over the Atlantic with her family and a few suitcases to start her new life. It sounds dramatic, but it really is the end of an era.  When I first arrived here, 7 months pregnant, jet-lagged, lost, and home-sick, she adopted me… 

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