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Twin tops

Pillowcase dresses are a favorite thing of mine to make, although I don’t do it very often.  In theory, there are few things easier to make than this.  I say “in theory” because today the process was anything but easy.  User error.  And plenty of it.  Ever have one of those days where you just […]

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A crafty tale

Once upon a time there was an artsy-craftsy geek-girl who was planning a four-day weekend in the Boston area.  She was just learning to crochet.  She had also recently read a glowing review of a new fabric and yarn shop in Cambridge.  These three facts came together in a craftacular way, as you might imagine… […]

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Just beachy

Now that both of my kids are school-age, I find that I appreciate my role as at-home Mom most deeply in the summer.  I’ve gotten used to having them both on schedules and gone for a great portion of the time during the school year, but in the summer?  In the summer, we can drop […]

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Randomness

So many beautiful photos on Flickr… be sure to click the image for individual photo credits. It’s going to be a rainy weekend, and I’m daydreaming about how I may spend it.  So many possibilities… I’ve been thinking about writing a new polymer clay tutorial – button-making for the absolute beginner.  It will be a […]

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Hmmm, should I announce a winner?

Or should I just leave you hanging? I’ve already waited five hours longer than I planned to before posting this followup to the bag giveaway, and maybe that’s hanging enough. You think? Ok. So I asked Neil to come up with a random criteria by which to rank comments and choose a winner. The criteria […]

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Makin’ bags and givin’ stuff away

My friends all pretty much know that I make things and sell them, so I guess it shouldn’t have come as a surprise when more than once a friend saw my new bag and said, “ooh! how much are you selling those for?” Well, I wasn’t… I was just making one for me. I’m nothing […]

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