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I’m tripping over magazines

We interrupt this blog to tell you the sad story of huddled masses of magazines, yearning to be free… Once upon a time, there was a girl who thought it would be really fun to offer crafty magazines for sale on her website. And it was. For the first few years. The thing about magazines […]

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Heat wave

Hello, friends. You chose a hot day to drop by! Mid-nineties, and all that. Good thing I have a few chilled mugs of Strawberry-Lemonade Smoothie.  Take one and have a sip – you won’t be sorry! They’re made with the farmers market strawberries that I froze last week. There’s something about knowing where your ingredients […]

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Bandana Day

I ordered a bunch of bandanas off of eBay so that I could try this great tutorial from Stefani/Blue Yonder.  All you need is two matching bandanas to make a pair of easy, inexpensive play shorts/pants.  My boys seem to go through clothes very quickly in the summer – I’m always in search of a […]

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Pomp and Circumstance

You’ll be happy to know that when my son walked down the aisle to the sounds of Pomp and Circumstance this morning, I did not wail pitifully or throw myself on the floor, hanging on to his ankles in an effort to keep him from getting up on the stage. No, I was completely composed. […]

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See you later, comfort zone

Remember this apron I wanted to make? You may have seen this picture in my flickr photostream a few days ago. It was the fabric that I’d cut out to use on this apron. But it had two problems: The trim fabric and the cherry fabric just seemed to busy right up next to each […]

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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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Sewing, claying, and market-going

I’ve been eager for the farmers market season to start around here, but upon checking the Jersey Fresh website, I found that most local markets aren’t starting up for another few weeks at least.  The one I particularly like to go to is starting at the end of the month.  Since I was heading an […]

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