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Not so Secret Christmas Crafting

You may remember my totally-inappropriate-for-summer mini-flip-out over having found the perfect Christmas fabric for my seasonal napkins five months ago… Well, today I got started sewing myself a set.  I’d only done one when I took this photo a few hours ago, but I’m up to seven now. “Sure, Lisa, those look like they will […]

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Secret Christmas Crafting

Ooh, don’t you think it’s hard to keep quiet, when you have been working on something neat, and you want to show it off, but you can’t because it’s a gift, and the intended recipient is within earshot?  I do!  And while I know I should just pack the project up and put it away […]

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Buying handmade with a purpose

I wanted to point out a few fundraising efforts I have a part in, and hope that you find yourself in a position to help. First is Claythings for Cassidy, which is happening right now in my own Polka Dot Cottage shop.  50% of the purchase price of anything you buy between now and December […]

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It’s that time again

It’s the time where domestic divas everywhere are mapping out their kitchen battle plans, baking their pumpkin pies, putting together their cranberry relishes, and stuffing their turkeys.  I, as usual, will not be doing any of that.  My contribution to Thanksgiving dinner will begin tomorrow in the late morning.  I will open up my freezer, […]

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Living in a loomy bin

Did you think I meant to write LOONY?  Well, we’re plenty loony around here, but actually, these last few days we’ve also been plenty LOOMY. While I’ve been cranking out fingerless mitts on my little blue knifty knitter, certain other people have been using the rest of the set as crowns, collars, swords, and chainsaw […]

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Obligations

Neil spent the weekend at Philcon, and while he was there, his hotel room was going largely unused.  The boys and I felt obligated not to let that hotel money go to waste, of course, so we took one for the team, packed ourselves up, and drove ninety minutes south on Friday after school. Ninety […]

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Empty hangers

Today, I left the house for Trader Joe’s and got distracted by Target and Old Navy.  That’s what you get when you have 15 minutes of driving time to think, and you spend it daydreaming about having a closet full of clothes that fit properly, flatter nicely, and reflect the image that you want to […]

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