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everyone is having babies

May 24, 2010
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I think I mentioned this before, but I feel like every woman I know is pregnant. It’s more like 8 or 9 of them, but it’s still definitely the year of babies. One of them was born last Thursday. It was a girl. I made her some baby booties (using a slightly modified version of this pattern from sylver) and they are squeeeeeeee cute.

I sized them for a 3 month old (according to Google, because I know nothing about babies and their feet) so they should fit for a little while. I can’t believe how little they are though. Squeeeeeeeee!

stuff i’d like to someday probably get to eventually

May 20, 2010

I am mad in love with my Google reader. It makes everything easy to read, and I can save and categorize certain posts, which make it easier to go back and read them.  Typically, I find a nifty tutorial or something that I one day would like to make and I star it and file it away. If I find something not on Google reader, I’ll email myself the link and file it that way. But those files are getting bigger and bigger and I thought it might be time to find a new way to save them. So I’ve linked to them on this page and hopefully will find time to finish a few of them.

new things

May 14, 2010

Between packing the apartment up and looking for a new job and getting ready for South Africa (and reading endless theories about “Lost”), I haven’t done a whole lot of creating lately. But I did finish an Amy Butler Birdie Sling:

It’s hard to see, but here’s what the inside looks like (or did, before I filled it up with tons of stuff):

and with the scraps I whipped up a cute lil pincushion.

Fabric was bought from FabricArtShop.

new throw

April 21, 2010
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It’s been a while, eh?! We haven’t had a weekend at home alone for 7 weeks or something like that. Hella busy. But we have been driving a lot, and that means that I’ve been able to actually finish a project. Behold my latest creation. It’s (SURPRISE! /sarcasm) a throw.

It’s light and airy and kind of perfect for a summer evening walk. I love it. I was going to use  Rowan Kid Classic but when I was reminded that a) we are soon unemployed and b) have a very very expensive trip to South Africa coming up, I decided to just go with some cheap Vanna White baby soft acrylic stuff. Whatever, it worked.

Happy St. Patty’s Day!

March 17, 2010

Usually, I work late on Wednesday nights. But not tonight! We’re going to a St. Patty’s party/potluck. Besides bringing the Guinness, I made Guinness cupcakes, adapting this recipe from Pinch My Salt. They are pretty damn tasty.

I ate this one for breakfast.

finished!

March 15, 2010

The rag quilt that I’ve been busying myself with has been completed.  The worst part was sewing the rows together.  I don’t have a walking foot so it was a slow and painful process.  The cutting of the “rags” wasn’t so bad, but it took three washes to even get them to start looking the part.

In addition to the lint trap in the dryer being full, I had to shake out the blanket outside to free all the little fabric bits from the edges. And even that didn’t get them all. If you make one of these, I suggest you have a good vacuum cleaner, because those little bits of loose strings are going to get EVERYWHERE. On your carpet…

on your dog…

on your boyfriend…

And if the blanket is the only thing in your washing machine when you wash it, your machine may attack you. Here’s how mine reacted:

paper flowers

March 12, 2010
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It has been grey and rainy here all week, so last night I decided to add a little color to the house and make some tissue paper flowers.

I got the tute about the flowers a while back from Zucchini and Me. I like how they turned out.

And the “vase” is just an empty Quaker Oats container with paper modge-podged over it. I got the paper a long time ago from applehead and have been trying to use it sparingly, cause it’s awesome.

I know they’re only paper, but they made breakfast a little brighter this morning.

Yeah, I eat cake for breakfast. That’s how we do it.